|Directed by||Raj Kapoor|
|Produced by||Venkata Apparao C. H. |
B. B. Subbarao
|Screenplay by||Raj Kapoor|
|Story by||Srinivaasa Chakravarthy|
|Music by||S. A. Rajkumar|
|Edited by||B. Lenin,|
V. T. Vijayan
Sri Vijayamathruka Films
|15 May 1998|
Aval Varuvala (English: Will She Come Over?) is a 1998 Tamil film starring directed by Raj Kapoor. The film was a remake of 1980 Malayalam movie Manjil Virinja Pookkal. And the Julia Roberts starrer Sleeping With The Enemy The film featured Ajith Kumar and Simran in lead roles, and Sujatha and Babloo Prithiveeraj in other significant roles. This film became commercial success at the box office.
Jeeva (Ajith Kumar) lives with his grandmother (Radha Bhai) in Madurai and says he would marry the girl he likes at first sight. He goes to Chennai after getting a job as a bank manager there. In a shopping mall, he gets a glimpse of Divya (Simran) and falls in love. He identifies her scooter model and goes on a mission in search of her to end up in a colony surrounded by comedians (Dhandabani (Goundamani), Michael Jackson (Senthil), Major (Venniradai Moorthy), James Thomson (Dhamu), Savithri (Kovai Sarala)). The colony people mistakenly thought that Jeeva is trying to steal the scooter, and therefore he lied that he was looking for a house to rent. Then, he agreed to stay in the colony after confirming that Divya and her mother Janaki (Sujatha) are residing in the colony.
From there on, Jeeva tries to impress Divya. The comedians find out that Jeeva is trying to approach Divya and agree to help him. They ask Janaki’s opinion about Divya’s marriage. However, Divya refused the offer, saying she is not interested in getting married. A lonely, sad, pathetic-looking Janaki seemed to hide something. The gang gives a few ideas to persuade Divya, but all failed. Eventually, Jeeva tells Janaki he wants to marry her daughter. Impressed by Jeeva’s good manner, Janaki advised Divya to accept him. Truthful to the expectations, Divya revealed that Janaki is actually her mother-in-law.
Knowing that Jeeva loves her, Divya insults him so he would give up, but he did not. Every time Jeeva did well to her, it reminds her of her husband Prithvi's (Babloo Prithiveeraj) cruelty, and she started to compare them both. In a dramatic flashback, Prithvi is killed (so we think) by Divya when he encourages his friends to sexually abuse her. Believing the bad time is behind them, Janaki and Divya start a new life in a new town as a mother-daughter team. Divya falls in love with Jeeva with the comedians' help. However, Janaki did not allow Divya to tell Jeeva about her past. The whole colony was cheered by the news, and they arranged an engagement.
Prithvi returns for their betrothal to reclaim his possession. He blackmailed Divya to sleep with him one night before her marriage and ask Jeeva to sanction him a loan of Rs. 25 lakhs; otherwise, he will reveal the truth to everyone. Somehow, Jeeva knows the truth and claimed to be proud to become Divya’s husband. This distracts Prithvi, who then decides to stop the marriage. In the end, Janaki poisons Prithvi and kills herself for the sake of a peaceful life for Divya.
- Ajith Kumar as Jeeva
- Simran as Divya
- Sujatha as Janaki
- Babloo Prithiveeraj as Prithvi
- Goundamani as Dhandabani
- Senthil as Michael Jackson
- Venniradai Moorthy as Major
- Dhamu as James Thomson
- Kovai Sarala as Savithri
- Jayalalita as Ammukutty
- Kavitha as Roobini
- Idichapuli Selvaraj as Nathan
- Radha Bhai as Jeeva's grandmother
- Master Manikandan as Oosi Babu
The film progressed after another Tamil film based on the same premise was shelved. The shelved Unnai Vida Maatten by MG Pictures starring Sathyaraj, Abbas and Rambha, had also been a take on Sleeping with the Enemy (1991).
Indolink.com gave the film a mixed review citing that "Simran shows she can act too. She is almost getting the correct lip-sync for Tamil dialogues" and "Sujatha is as usual, ready to break into tears at anytime", while "Ajith has very little to do in this female oriented movie". The reviewer added that Prithviraj as the sadist "does a good job, though it looks outrageous."
- "Ooh Vandhadhu Penna" – Hariharan
- "Sikki Mukki" – S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chitra
- "Idhu Kaadhalin Sangeetham" – P. Jayachandran
- "Kaadhal Enna Kannamoochi" – S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
- "Rukku Rukku" – Mano
- "Selaiyile Veedu" – Unni Krishnan, K. S. Chitra
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 April 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
- "Aval Varuvala Songs". List of Aval Varuvala Songs. Archived from the original on 28 May 2010. Retrieved 27 June 2010.