UK Blu-ray cover
|Produced by||Punnagai Poo Gheetha|
N. Ramana Gopinath
|Music by||Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|Edited by||A. Sreekar Prasad|
|Distributed by||SG Films|
Arinthum Ariyamalum (transl. Knowingly & Unknowingly) is a 2005 Indian Tamil-language action drama film written and directed by Vishnuvardhan. It features Navdeep, Arya, Prakash Raj and Sameksha in the lead roles, while Adithya, Sangili Murugan, Krishna, and Yog Japee play pivotal roles. The film's music was composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja. "Punnagai Poo" Gheetha, a RJ at a Malaysian radio station THR Raaga, produced the film.
The film was released theatrically on 20 May 2005 and opened to favorable reviews from critics. It completed a 175-day run at the box office. It was also dubbed into Telugu and released as Kalisunte. The film eventually went on to receive Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut – South for Arya. In 2015, the film was released on Blu-ray in the UK.
There is the innocent Brahmin boy Satya (Navdeep), who comes from Nagercoil to Chennai to join an engineering college. Then, his problems begin one by one when he encounters his father, the dreaded don Adhi Narayanan (Prakash Raj) and the latter's hot-blooded adopted son Kutty (Arya). Satya's girlfriend Sandhya (Sameksha) is accidentally wounded in a shootout between Adhi's gang and his rivals. Satya, on the prodding of ACP Thiagarajan (Adithya), is all set to identify Kutty as the culprit. Intimidated and threatened by the gang and in a state of confusion, Satya is shocked when Adhi suddenly changes track and makes friendly overtures to him, claiming kinship with him. With Kutty too going overboard with his brotherly overprotective attitude, Satya's life takes a comical and drastic turn.
- Navdeep as Sathya Narayanan
- Arya as Kutty Narayanan
- Prakash Raj as Adhi Narayanan
- Sameksha as Sandhya
- Adithya as ACP Thiyagarajan
- Sangili Murugan as Ganapathy
- Krishna as Krishna
- Yog Japee as Mani
- Punnagai Poo Gheetha as Collector (cameo role)
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||10 April 2005 (India)|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Producer||Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|Yuvan Shankar Raja chronology|
The soundtrack and film score were composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja, joining again with director Vishnuvardhan after Kurumbu (2003). The soundtrack was released on 10 April 2005 and features 5 tracks with lyrics penned by Pa. Vijay and Snehan. Yuvan Shankar Raja garnered high praise for the "racy" and "peppy songs", the album becoming one of the most successful albums of 2005, while Behindwoods placed "Yuvan's music in Arindhum Ariyamalum" on the fifth spot in the list of Top 5 Innovations of the year in Tamil cinema. The song "Theepidika", in particular, gained cult status, becoming the "anthem of the season". The album features the singers Mahua Kamat and Anushka Manchanda, former members of the Filmi pop girl group Viva!, foraying into the Tamil Music industry.
|1.||"Yela Yela"||Muthu Nadar Ley||Ranjith, Sujatha Mohan||4:13|
|2.||"Konjam Konjam"||Pa. Vijay||Mahua Cumbatt||4:54|
|3.||"Theepidika" (Incorporates elements of the song "Bhoomiyil Maanida" from the 1941 Tamil film Ashok Kumar, featuring the voice of M. K. Thyagaraja Bhagavathar; composed by Papanasam Sivan)||Pa. Vijay||Anushka Manchanda, Premji Amaran||4:35|
|4.||"En Kannodu"||Pa. Vijay||Yuvan Shankar Raja, Nidesh Gopalan||3:25|
|5.||"Sil Sil"||Pa. Vijay||Sathyan, Chinmayi||3:53|
|1.||"Yera Yera"||Ranjith, Sujatha Mohan||4:12|
|2.||"Konchem konchem"||Mahua Cumbatt||4:55|
|3.||"Dheemthanaka"||Anushka Manchanda, Premji Amaran||4:36|
|4.||"Na kallalo"||Yuvan Shankar Raja, Nidesh Gopalan||3:27|
|5.||"Jil Jil Vaana"||Sathyan, Chinmayi||3:52|
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