Siva Manasula Sakthi

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Siva Manasula Sakthi
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Directed by M. Rajesh
Produced by B. Srinivasan
Written by M. Rajesh
Starring Jiiva
Anuya Bhagvath
Santhanam
Urvashi
Arya (cameo)
Music by Yuvan Shankar Raja
Cinematography Sakthi Saravanan
Edited by Vivek Harshan
Production
  company
Vikatan Talkies
Release date(s) 13 February 2009
Running time 149 mins
Country India
Language Tamil

Siva Manasula Sakthi (English: Sakthi is in Siva's heart) is a 2009 Indian Tamil romantic comedy film written and directed by debutante Rajesh. It stars Jiiva and newcomer Anuya Bhagvath, a student of Pune Film Institute, in the lead roles, with Santhanam, Urvashi and Sathyan appearing in supporting and Arya appearing in a cameo role. Released on 13 February 2009, becoming a commercially successful venture at the box office. The film met with mixed reviews upon release. The film was later remade in Telugu as Shiva Manasulo Shruti with Mahesh Babu's brother-in-law Sudheer Babu and Regina Cassandra and released in February 2012.

Plot[edit]

The main protagonists Siva (Jiiva) and Sakthi (Anuya) meet on a train from Coimbatore and strike up a friendship. Siva introduces himself as an army officer and Sakthi as an air hostess. The two part ways on arrival in Chennai, but Siva promises to meet her soon. He pays a visit to the airline company where Sakthi claimed to work, with his mother Kalyani (Urvashi) and best friend Vivek (Santhanam) tagging along. When asking for Sakthi, they are instead greeted by another woman with the same name (Shakeela). Siva realizes that he has been tricked.

In reality, Siva is a courier deliveryman and Sakthi, a radio jockey. When they learn of each other's deception, they swear to get revenge on each other. A series of humorous incidents happen as Siva teases Sakthi live on her radio show and gets her in trouble with her father; and she retaliates by tattling on him to his family and using him as a driver. When Siva defeats a handful of goons in a tough fight to save Sakthi’s brother (Sathyan) and helps organize his marriage, Sakthi develops genuine feelings for him.

She reveals her feelings by planning a surprise birthday party for Siva, but learns that he had lied about his birth date. Humiliated in front of his family, she leaves angry and bitter. Siva learns of her true feelings for him and attempts to reconcile with her, but she ignores him. Siva grows upset as well, fights with his mother and sister, and continuously destroys Vivek’s new mobile phones (they forgive him eventually). However at one time when he visits her office, he is drunk and misbehaves with the people around. He tells Sakthi's assistant to call Sakthi, but the latter, enraged upon Siva's behaviour sends a man to beat him up and get him out, Siva loses all his love and care for Sakthi.

Some time later, Sakthi’s father arranges for her to meet a prospective groom Arun (Arya). Siva coincidentally runs into Arun and is introduced as Sakthi’s "close friend". He proceeds to tell Arun about all her good qualities, never mentioning anything negative. Sakthi, realizing his true love, leaves Arun and asks Siva to marry her. He is still angry about the time she sent a man to beat him up and because he believed she accepted Arun. She apologizes and Siva forgives, but he asks her to go to a nearby temple where they can get married the next day. She visits the temple early the next day, but Siva doesn't visit, calling her up and saying that he "refuses" to marry her. Disappointed, Sakthi returns home, but sees that Siva organized a surprise birthday party for her. The two of them make love that night. The following morning he plays another prank on her; she realizes that he will never take any relationship seriously and runs away from him.

Some months later, Siva arrives at Sakthi’s house with his family, to formally ask for her hand in marriage. During this time, Sakthi faints and is revealed to be pregnant (as a result of sleeping with Siva). When both their families learn this, they humorously surround Siva and beat him up. As the credits roll, a scene set two years later reveals that Siva and Sakthi are married and have a son, to whom Siva brags about how he successfully “got the girl”.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

This movie's direction and screenplay received mixed reviews. Yuvan Shankar's music was praised.

Release[edit]

The satellite rights of the film were bagged by Sun TV. The film was given a "U/A" certificate by Indian Censor Board

Accolades[edit]

Ceremony Award Category Name Outcome
2010 Vijay Awards
Vijay Award
Best Comedian Santhanam
Best Music Director Won
Best Lyricist Na. Muthukumar Won
Best Debut Actress Anuya Bhagvath Nominated
2010 Mirchi Music Awards[1]
Mirchi Music Award
Film Music Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja Won
Film Lyricist Na. Muthukumar Won

Soundtrack[edit]

Siva Manasula Sakthi
Soundtrack album by Yuvan Shankar Raja
Released January 25, 2009 (2009-01-25) (India)
Recorded 2008
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 31:32
Label Junglee Music
Producer Yuvan Shankar Raja
Yuvan Shankar Raja chronology
Kunguma Poovum Konjum Puravum
(2009)
Siva Manasula Sakthi
(2009)
Sarvam
(2009)

The soundtrack, composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja, released on 25 January 2009, featuring 7 tracks with lyrics written by Na. Muthukumar. Thanks to the film's success, the album grew in popularity, with particularly the song "Oru Kal" getting widely noticed,[2] whilst also garnering accolades and several awards and nominations for its composer Yuvan Shankar Raja and its lyricist Na. Muthukumar.[3][4] Yuvan had worked for 20 days on the re-recording at a state-of-the-art recording studio in Malaysia.[5] During this time, he also composed an additional song "Oru Paarvaiyil" which was added in the soundtrack.[5] The songs "Oru Kal" and "Oru Paarvaiyil" were reused in the Telugu version Shiva Manasulo Shruti, though credits were not given.

Track Song Singer(s) Duration Notes
1 MGR Illenga Haricharan 05:10
2 Oru Adangapidari Shankar Mahadevan, Shweta Mohan 04:54
3 Eppadio Maatikiten Clinton Cerejo, Komal Ramesh 04:48
4 Oru Kal Yuvan Shankar Raja 05:06
5 Thithikum Theeyai K. K., Shweta Mohan 05:20
6 Oru Kal Adnan Sami 04:38 Not featured in the film
7 Oru Paarvaiyil Ranjith 01:36

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Singers rocked the Mirchi Music Awards". Times of India. 21 July 2010. Retrieved 28 May 2011. 
  2. ^ Rangarajan, Malathi (12 August 2010). "Yes, Boss!". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 
  3. ^ "Singers rocked the Mirchi Music Awards". The Times Of India. 21 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "The Leading Vijay Award Site on the Net". vijayawards2010.com. Retrieved 2012-08-05. 
  5. ^ a b "Yuvan and his Malaysia connection". Indiaglitz.com. Retrieved 7 June 2011. 

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