Arinthum Ariyamalum

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Arinthum Ariyamalum
Directed by Vishnuvardhan
Produced by "Punnagai Poo" Gheetha
Written by Neelan.K.Sekar
N. Ramana Gopinath
Screenplay by Vishnuvardhan
Story by Vishnuvardhan
Starring Navdeep
Prakash Raj
Sangili Murugan
Music by Yuvan Shankar Raja
Cinematography Nirav Shah
Edited by A. Sreekar Prasad
Distributed by SG Films
Release date
20 May 2005
Running time
132 min
Country India
Language Tamil

Arinthum Ariyamalum (English: Knowingly and Unknowingly) is a 2005 Indian Tamil crime-drama film written and directed by Vishnuvardhan that stars Navdeep along with Arya, Sameksha, Adithya Menon and Prakash Raj and in crucial roles. The film's music is composed by top director, Yuvan Shankar Raja. "Punnagai Poo" Gheetha, a popular RJ at the Malaysian radio station Raaga, produced the film, becoming the first female Tamil film producer and first person outside of India to produce an Indian film.[1] The film released on 20 May 2005 and completed a 175-day run at the box office.[1][2]

Upon release, the film was dubbed into Telugu and released as Kalisunte.[3] The film eventually went on to receive Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut – South for Arya.


There is the innocent Brahmin-boy Satya (Navdeep) who comes from Nagercoil to Chennai to join an engineering college. And then his problems begin one by one when he encounters the dreaded don Adhi Narayanan (Prakash Raj), who is actually Satya's father and his 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 Menon) 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, makes friendly overtures to Satya, claiming kinship with him. With Kutty too going overboard with his brotherly overprotective attitude, Satya's life takes a comical and a drastic turn.



Arinthum Ariyamalum
Soundtrack album by Yuvan Shankar Raja
10 April 2005 (India)
Recorded 2004-2005
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label Roja/Mass Audios
Producer Yuvan Shankar Raja
Yuvan Shankar Raja chronology
Arinthum Ariyamalum

The soundtrack and film score were composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja, joining again with director Vishnuvardhan after Kurumbu (2004). 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",[4][5] 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.[6] 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.

Track Song Singer(s) Duration Notes
1 "Yela Yela" Ranjith, Sujatha Mohan 4:13
2 "Konjam Konjam" Mahua Kamat 4:54
3 "Theepidika" Anushka Manchanda, Premji Amaran 4:35 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[7]
4 "En Kannodu" Yuvan Shankar Raja, Nidesh Gopalan 3:25
5 "Sil Sil" Sathyan, Chinmayi 3:53


  1. ^ a b "THR Raaga DJ Gheetha Enters Malaysian Book Of Records". Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  2. ^ "Tamil cinema's new high". The Hindu. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
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  4. ^ "Audio Review : Arindhum Ariyamalum - It's not good, it's the best!". Archived from the original on 5 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  5. ^ "Arindhum Ariyamalum - Racy and rhythmic". IndiaGlitz. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  6. ^ "Yuvan's music in Arinthum Ariyamalum". Behindwoods. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  7. ^ "சாதனை புரிந்த தமிழ் படங்கள் – 312– எஸ்.கணேஷ்". Dinamalar (in Tamil). Nellai. 12 September 2017. Retrieved 29 March 2018. 

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