Anandhapurathu Veedu

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Directed by Naga
Produced by S. Shankar
Written by Sharath A Haridaasan
Indra Soundar Rajan
Music by Ramesh Krishna
Cinematography Arunmani Palani
Edited by Kishore Te
Release date
  • 9 July 2010 (2010-07-09)
Country India
Language Tamil

Anandhapurathu Veedu is a 2010 Indian Tamil supernatural mystery film co written and directed by Tamil television director Naga, who has directed serials like Marmadesam, Vidathu Karuppu and Chidambara Rahasiyam. This film, Naga's feature film debut, stars Nandha and Chaya Singh in lead roles along with child artist Aryan, making his debut. Written by Naga, Sharath Haridasan and Indra Soundar Rajan and produced by director S. Shankar's S Pictures, Anandhapurathu Veedu was released on 9 July 2010.[1] The film was commercial success at the box office.


15 years after an accident in which Bala's parents both died, Bala returns with wife, Revathi, and son, Anand, to his hometown. They decide to stay a couple of nights in the massive house that he grew up in. As he spends a few days in the house and recalls his memories, Anand- who has a disability to speak- sees movement around the house. But he cannot tell anyone what he witnesses. Soon Revathi who suffers from claustrophobia, deduces poltergeist activity in the house and so tells Bala that they have to go back to Chennai. Anand enjoys being in the presence of the ghosts and doesn't find any problem. Problems come up between the couple that they had never thought of when they had love marriage. Soon Revathi discovers that they did not come on holiday but in fact, came to escape some rowdies that Bala owes money to. This is when Bala's classmate and business partner, Jeeva, arrives to stay with them. His company had borrowed 40 lakhs from a rowdy and over the months it had increased to 50 lakhs but he is unable to pay back any money as his agent, who was supposed to give him 2 crores, runs away and is nowhere to be found. With the help of ghosts, Bala and his family find a way to escape from being kept under house arrest. Bala's partner who has been jealous of him had the money the whole time to pay the rowdies.



Soundtrack was composed by debutant Ramesh Krishnan.

  • Thaaye Enge
  • Chithrai Vaanam

Critical reception[edit]

Sify wrote "The trouble with popular television serial director Naga?s debut film Ananthapurathu Veedu is that it just does not live up to the promise. It has been promoted as a ?supernatural thriller? by its makers and ends up as a tame family run of the mill movie."[2] Behindwoods wrote "Although AV has a couple of pluses to its credit, it lacks in pace and there is an uneven keel to it. The narration does not engage the audience which is much needed for a film like this. AV does not scare you at all and is right for people wanting a relaxed family fare."[3] The New Indian Express wrote "Labelled as a supernatural thriller with a comic touch, the film however neither generates fear nor laughter. In fact it leaves you with no feelings at all. It has quite a few sub plots with characters entering, leaves you with a narration that is bland and juvenile at places."[4]


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