Azhage Unnai Aarathikkiren

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Azhage Unnai Aarathikkiren
Azhage Unnai Aarathikkiren.jpg
Directed byC. V. Sridhar
Written byC. V. Sridhar
Produced byB. Bharani Reddy
StarringVijayakumar (Tamil)
Srinath (Kannada)
Murali Mohan (Telugu)
CinematographyRavindra Kumar Tewary
Edited byBalu
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Sreebarani Chithra Enterprises
Release date
  • 16 March 1979 (16 March 1979)
Running time
135 minutes
  • Tamil
  • Kannada
  • Telugu

Azhage Unnai Aarathikkiren! (transl. Beauty, I adore you!) is a 1979 Indian Tamil-language romance film[1] directed by C. V. Sridhar and produced by B. Bharani Reddy. The Tamil version stars Vijayakumar, Latha (who stars in all three versions) and Jai Ganesh. The film was simultaneously shot in Kannada and Telugu as Urvashi Neenu Nanna Preyasi and Urvasi Neeve Naa Preyasi (1979) respectively.[2][3] The Kannada version stars Srinath and Ramakrishna while the Telugu version stars Murali Mohan and Sarath Babu. The film was Subhashini's debut in Tamil cinema.[4]


Vani, a middle-class woman, lives with her brother, his wife and their chirpy teenage daughter Vasanthi. Victor, a mechanic, is their family friend. Victor introduces Vasu to Vaani's family when they are looking for a tenant and Vasu moves into the top portion of their house. Vasu is deeply in love with Vani but is disappointed to find that Vani is already romantically involved with Venu. However, Venu turns out to be lecherous and deceitful and he vanishes from Vani's life after being physically intimate with her one night after a party.

In a double blow to Vani, both her brother and his wife are killed in an accident. Vani turns despondent and takes to sleeping pills but recovers with Vasu's assistance and starts taking care of Vasanthi as well. Vasanthi soon falls in love with Vimal (Prakash), son of a rich businessman. To help Vani recover fully, Vasu asks her and Vasanthi to accompany him to Goa where he has been deputed to on duty for a couple of months. While in Goa, Vasu reveals his true feelings for Vani and desires to marry her even after she reveals her past affair with Venu.

Vani asks Vasu for some time to decide, but is thrown into a turmoil when she suddenly encounters Venu in Goa. Venu convinces her that his disappearance was circumstantial and he never intended to deceive her and Vani agrees to get back with him. Vasu, though his hopes have been dashed, wishes her well. However, the conniving two-faced Venu is just lusting over Vasanthi and plans to use Vani to satisfy his quest. What happens next forms the rest of the story.


Tamil version
Kannada version
Telugu version


The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja. The song "En Kalyana Vaibhogam" is set to Madhyamavati raga.[5]

Tamil track list[6]
Song Singers Lyrics Length
"Azhage Unnai" Jayachandran Vaali 02:07
"Abhisheka" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam Vaali 04:23
"Naane Naana" Vani Jairam Vaali 04:26
"En Kalyana" Vani Jairam Vaali 03:57
"Kurinji Malaril" Vani Jairam, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam Vaali 04:25
"Masthaana" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Vani Jairam, Jayachandran, Jency Vaali 05:02
"Thanimayil" Vani Jairam Vaali 04:21
Kannada track list[7]
Song Singers
"Innendendu" Vani Jairam
"Iniya Saniye" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Vani Jairam
"Masthana" Anand, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. P. Sailaja, Vani Jairam
"Bayasuve" Vani Jairam
"Yaako Yeno" Vani Jairam
"Singari Bangari" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam


Kausikan of Kalki praised the performances of cast, music and cinematography and concluded we wish that Sridhar would often make us relate to youth and beauty like this.[8] The film was a box office failure.[4]


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  2. ^ "கடினமான பாடலுக்கு பிரமாதமாக வாயசைத்தார் - சிவாஜிகணேசனுக்கு இளையராஜா புகழாரம்". Maalai Malar (in Tamil). 11 September 2018. Archived from the original on 30 June 2022. Retrieved 30 June 2022.
  3. ^ "ஸ்ரீதரின் அழகே உன்னை ஆராதிக்கிறேன் மும்மொழிப் படத்தின் கதாநாயகி லதா". Maalai Malar (in Tamil). 31 December 2020. Archived from the original on 25 January 2021. Retrieved 2 January 2021.
  4. ^ a b Piousji (26 August 1979). "Khaas Baat". Sunday. Vol. 7, no. 14. p. 51. Archived from the original on 12 March 2023. Retrieved 1 December 2022.
  5. ^ Mani, Charulatha (30 August 2013). "The power of three". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 24 June 2021. Retrieved 2 January 2021.
  6. ^ "Azhage Unnai Aarathikkiren". Isaishop. Archived from the original on 24 June 2021. Retrieved 24 June 2021.
  7. ^ "Oorvasi Neene Nanna Preyasi (1979)". Music India Online. Archived from the original on 18 March 2018. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  8. ^ கெளசிகன் (8 April 1979). "அழகே உன்னை ஆராதிக்கிறேன்". Kalki (in Tamil). p. 59. Archived from the original on 28 July 2022. Retrieved 30 June 2022.

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