Something Something... Unakkum Enakkum

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Something Something... Unakkum Enakk
Something Something... Unakkum Enakkum (movie poster).jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed by M. Raja
Produced by Mohan
Written by Paruchuri Brothers
M. S. Raju
Veeru Potla
Based on Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana  
by Paruchuri Brothers
Starring Jayam Ravi
Prabhu
Trisha
Bhagyaraj
Richa Pallod
Geetha
Manivannan
Santhanam
Cochin Haneefa
Tejashree
Music by Devi Sri Prasad
Cinematography A. Venkatesh
Edited by S.SurajKavee
Distributed by Mohan (editor)
Jayam Company
Release dates 28 July 2006
Running time 175 min.
Country India
Language Tamil
Budget $3 million
Box office $10 million

Something Something... Unakkum Enakkum (English: Something Something... For you and for me) is a 2006 Tamil-language romantic drama film directed by M. Raja. It stars Jayam Ravi and Trisha Krishnan in the lead roles and a huge star-cast, including Richa Pallod, veterans Prabhu, Bhagyaraj, Geetha and comedians Santhanam and Ganja Karuppu in supporting roles. The film is a remake of the 2005 Telugu blockbuster, Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana starring Siddharth, Trisha Krishnan, Srihari, and Prakash Raj. The film was also remade in Oriya under the name Suna Chadhei Mo Rupa Chadhei and copied in Bengali as I Love You. The film's score and soundtrack was composed by Devi Sri Prasad, who also scored the music in the original version of the film, whilst cinematography was handled by A. Venkatesh and editing by S.SurajKavee. The film was remade in Hindi as Ramaiya Vastavaiya which was released on 19 July 2013.[1] The film was initially released with prefixes "Something Something" later the film was released only as "Unakkum Enakkum" due to rule imposed by Government that titles of Tamil films should be named only in Tamil for tax exemption.[2]

Plot[edit]

The story starts in a jail, where prisoner Muthupandi (Prabhu) is telling his life story to a police officer (Vijayakumar).

Muthupandi is a self -made, Hard working man, who dotes on his only sister Kavitha (Trisha Krishnan). Their mother died when Kavitha was little and it was Muthupandi who brought her up with a lot of love and care. Kavitha’s best friend Lalitha (Richa Pallod) is getting married; 15 days before her marriage she takes Kavitha to her house. This is the first time Kavitha has been away from her brother. At first she refused because she doesn't want be away from her brother. However, her brother advised her that its only 15 days and he'll be fine; he wont be alone because he has two servants to accompany him. After a lot of persuasion from her brother and her best friend she agrees to the visit. That’s where Kavitha meets Santhosh(Jayam Ravi), Lalitha’s cousin, who is settled in London and is there on vacation to attend the weddingalong with his mother Janaki(Geetha). Later, Lalitha's father Ramesh(Cochin Hanifa) introduces his friend JP(Manivannan) and his daughter Shalini(Tejashree ). Soon enough, she meets Santhosh and is immediately attracted to him and becomes possessive about him. Along with this, both Santhosh and Kavitha become friends after many funny interactions. However,Shalini gets suspicious about their relationship. When she sees Santhosh chasing Kavitha, she can tell there is something going on between them. Angrily, she went up to Kavitha's room and sees a beautiful horse and, next to it, a note saying do not touch. However, Shalini breaks it because she was unhappy and she wants Kavitha to be unhappy, too. The horse was a gift to from her brother to Kavitha, when she was little. Kavitha has always looked after it very carefully. It was the most precious thing she had except her brother. When Kavitha finds about the broken horse she cries. She doesn't stop crying even when Lalitha advised her to. Santhosh couldn't bear to see Kavitha unhappy so he glued the horse together, which made Kavitha like him more.

At the same time, Shalini tries to suicide which is stopped by her father and his friend. She immediately tells them about Santosh's relationship with Kavitha. Hearing this, Janaki makes plans to stop this relationship at any cost as she doesn't want her son involved with a girl from a poor agricultural background. So, on the day of Lalitha's wedding, Janaki sends Santhosh out of the house on the pretense of buying some bangles. As soon as he leaves, she insults Kavitha. Kavitha's brother, who excitedly arrives for the marriage with gifts for Lalitha and her brother, is also insulted. Muthupandi leaves with his sister, not willing to make a fuss at the wedding.

Santhosh gets word from his mother that Kavitha has left him and is heartbroken. Lalitha convinces Santhosh that Kavitha has not left him because she left the most precious thing in her life — the horse — in her room for him to take. He travels to Kavitha’s village and asks Muthupandi for his sister’s hand in marriage. Muthupandi, who is offended and angry at his arrival, says that he hates rich people because he believes that his mother's death was caused by his rich father's arrogance and that Santhosh's mother's actions only made things worse.

Santhosh begs for a chance saying that he left his parents and his luxurious life behind. Muthupandi still appears disgusted but relents. He challenges Santhosh to live the life of a farmer, taking care of livestock. Thinking Santhosh would leave at once, Muthupandi simply smiles and waits for him to grab his bags. Santhosh accepts the condition of working on his farm, living as a farmer until the next harvest. The hardships that Santhosh faces and how he rises past them take up much of the second half of the film. Not only does Santhosh succeed in the challenges, he also finds a place in Muthupandi's heart. Soon, Santhosh's mother sends goons to take Kavitha away. Together, Santhosh and Muthupandi save her. Santhosh kills the goon in charge, and Muthupandi takes the blame.

The story comes back to the jail, where Muthupandi wraps up the story of his past. The officer tells him that Santhosh and Kavitha are probably married with kids. It is revealed that Santhosh and Kavitha were waiting for Muthupandi's release to get married.

When he is released he looks for his sister and finds out that Kavitha never got married to Santhosh because Santhosh insisted that their marriage should be when Muthupandi is free. Kavitha and Santhosh's marriage happens. Santhosh's mother also comes to the village and all ends well.

In the end, it is hinted that Muthupandi and Valli may have a romantic relationship soon.

Cast[edit]

Character map and remakes[edit]

Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana (2002)
(Telugu)
Something Something... Unakkum Enakkum (2003)
(Tamil)
Neenello Naanalle (2005)
(Kannada)
Ramaiya Vastavaiya (2014)
(Hindi)
I Love You (2007 Bengali film)
Suna Chadhei Mo Rupa Chadhei (Oriya)
Nissash Amar Tumi (Bangladesh)
Srihari Prabhu Ganesan Vishnuvardhan (actor) Sonu Sood Tapas Paul Siddhanta Mahapatra Misha Sawodagor
Trisha Krishnan Trisha Krishnan Rakshita Shruti Hassan Payal Sarkar Barsha Priyadarshini Apu Biswas
Siddharth Jayam Ravi Anirudh Girish Kumar Dev Anubhav Mohanty Shakib Khan

Music[edit]

The film has six songs composed by Devi Sri Prasad.

Box office[edit]

  • The film was a commercial success grossing $10 million at the box office.[citation needed]
  • The common factor between Jayam Ravi's earlier films, Jayam, M. Kumaran son of Mahalakshmi and Something Something... Unakkum Enakkum is that all three movies are produced by his father,Mohan and they are all remakes of Telugu hits. Coincidentally, the heriones in these films all acted in the original Telugu versions.
  • This is Jayam Ravi's first film opposite a well-established actress, Trisha Krishnan. Previously he has only acted with newcomers like Sadha, Renuka Menon, Shriya Saran, Kamna Jethmalani, and Asin Thottumkal.
  • To shoot the village scenes, 5 acres (20,000 m2) of land at the base of a hill were leased at Kudiraikulipatipallam near Aathur and converted into a farm. The song sequences were shot in Chennai as well as London.
  • Parthiban and Sarath Kumar were offered the role of Muthupandi. Finally, Prabhu Ganesan agreed to do the role which earned him praise.

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