Aayiram Nilave Vaa

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Aayiram Nilave Vaa
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Directed byA. S. Prakasam
Written byA. S. Prakasam
Produced byM. K. M. Zawahir
Chandra Pragasam
CinematographyKumar Govindan
Edited byV. Rajagopal
Music byIlaiyaraaja
New Wave Pictures
Release date
  • 15 July 1983 (1983-07-15)

Aayiram Nilave Vaa (transl. Come, thousand moons)[1] is a 1983 Indian Tamil-language film written and directed by A. S. Prakasam. The film stars Karthik and Sulakshana. It was released on 15 July 1983.[2]


Chandhar is the manager of an estate in Ooty. He also moonlights as a writer of stories for a popular magazine and has a big fan following. Soon, he gets another guest in the form of Devi, who pretends to be blind and has a backstory to this. She is also his biggest fan and has been proposed to by Chandhar via their fan letters to one another.

Love soon blossoms between the two and just as things come together, in comes Suri who is the identical twin of the manager. Suri was adopted by the owner of the estate and so he feels neglected by his own family. This makes Suri binge on booze and other bad habits. He and Chandhar are not in good terms and are complete opposites in character. One day, both of them get into a fist-fight over Devi and somehow Suri dies. What happens next?



The costumes for Karthik was designed by Nayim. Since director demanded cool outfits for Karthik, he designed shirt with open collar, a leather jacket on shirt alongside shawl.[3]


The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[4][5] This was his 200th film as composer.[6] The song "Devathai Ilam" was adapted from the song "Kelade Nimageega", which Ilaiyaraaja had composed for the 1981 Kannada film Geetha while the song "Andharangam Yavume" was later reused as "Manchu Kurise" in the Telugu film Abhinandana (1988), also starring Karthik.[7]

Song Singers Lyrics
"Devathai Ilam" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam Vairamuthu
"Andharangam" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam Pulamaipithan
"Ooty Kuliru" Malaysia Vasudevan, S. P. Sailaja Vairamuthu
"Kanni Ilam" S. Janaki
"Gangai Aatril" P. Susheela Pulamaipithan


Jayamanmadhan of Kalki felt the good suspense could have been handled briskly but the story struggles heavily in the hands of Prakasam.[8]


  1. ^ Venkatesh, M.R. (26 September 2020). "S.P. Balasubrahmanyam: music titan & good man who loved life". The Telegraph. Archived from the original on 24 January 2023. Retrieved 9 February 2024.
  2. ^ K T, Manigandan (15 July 2023). "40 of Aayiram Nilave Vaa: இசைஞானி இளையராஜா இசையமைத்த 200-வது திரைப்படம்". Hindustan Times (in Tamil). Archived from the original on 9 February 2024. Retrieved 9 February 2024.
  3. ^ "லேட்டஸ்ட் ஃபாஷன் என்ன?". Kalki (in Tamil). 15 May 1983. Archived from the original on 16 January 2024. Retrieved 1 February 2024 – via Internet Archive.
  4. ^ "Aayiram Nilave Vaa". JioSaavn. 15 July 1983. Archived from the original on 17 March 2023. Retrieved 17 March 2023.
  5. ^ "Aayiram Nilave Vaa (1983)Tamil Super Hit Film LP Vinyl Record by Ilaiyaraaja". Disco Music Center. Archived from the original on 17 March 2023. Retrieved 17 March 2023.
  6. ^ "இளையராஜாவின் 200வது படம் வெளியான நாள்; 'பாவலர் கங்கை அமரன்', 'காதல் காளை' கார்த்திக், 'இன்பக்கனா' சுலக்‌ஷணா, 'சிருங்கார தேவதை' சில்க்!". Hindu Tamil Thisai (in Tamil). 15 July 2020. Archived from the original on 20 March 2023. Retrieved 20 March 2023.
  7. ^ "பாடலுக்கு மொழி இருக்கிறதா..?". Minnambalam (in Tamil). 1 August 2020. Archived from the original on 1 November 2021. Retrieved 20 March 2023.
  8. ^ ஜெயமன்மதன் (14 August 1983). "ஆயிரம் நிலவே வா". Kalki (in Tamil). Archived from the original on 5 April 2023. Retrieved 5 April 2023.

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