Enakku 20 Unakku 18

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Enakku 20 Unakku 18
Nee Manasu Naaku Telusu
Enakku 20 Unakku 18.jpg
DVD of Tamil version
Directed byJyothi Krishna
Written byJyothi Krishna
Produced byA. M. Rathnam
Shriya Saran
CinematographyR. Ganesh
Edited byKola Bhaskar
Music byA. R. Rahman
Distributed bySri Surya Movies
Release date
  • 19 December 2003 (2003-12-19)
Running time
158 minutes

Enakku 20 Unakku 18 (transl. I am 20, you are 18) is a 2003 Indian romantic comedy film written and directed by Jyothi Krishna. The film stars Tarun, Trisha, and Shriya Saran. It was filmed simultaneously in Tamil and Telugu languages with the latter titled Nee Manasu Naaku Telusu (transl. I know your heart) with Sunil and Tanikella Bharani replacing Vivek and Manivannan respectively. The film's score and soundtrack are composed by A. R. Rahman. This film marks the Telugu debut of Trisha and the Tamil debut of Shriya Saran.


Sridhar is a final year management degree student and gets selected for post grad studies in USA. He goes to Mumbai for an interview and in his return by train, finds Preeti and loses his heart to her. Sridhar learns that Preeti is about to join in an und ad degree in the second year and Preeti learns that he is a final year degree student. Sridhar is an ardent cricket fan, so is Preeti, while Sridhar is also a good football player. Unfortunately, both leave without revealing any details. Preeti is moving to town, as her brother Kumar is an IPS officer who has been transferred from Bombay on special deputation. Preeti's family move to the house on the street adjacent to Sridhar's. Sridhar's elder brother-in-law was a Government civil engineer, who has been in prison on false corruption charges, for a collapsed bridge.

The principal of Sridar's college appoints a student-cum-coach called Reshma, for the football team led by Sridhar. Sridhar tries his best to trace Preeti by visiting several women's colleges, while Preeti also watches for Sridhar at the men's college. Accidentally, Preeti helps Sridhar's mother, when she has a heart attack. In order to find Preeti at any cost, Sridhar goes to the LB Stadium, where a cricket match is in progress and gets injuries in a bomb blast in the stadium. Just before the blast, both Preeti and Sridhar find each other but could not meet due to the blast.

Later Preeti's parents convince her to agree for a marriage and tell her to forget about the boy she was searching. At the same time, Sridhar's mother also tells him to concentrate on studies and go abroad to complete his studies. At this juncture, Sridhar learns that Preeti was staying just behind his house, when her parents come to his house to inform that she is getting married. Sridhar's gang participates in an inter-college football match and wins the cup.Sridhar's mother suffers yet another heart attack and Preeti's father admits her in the hospital. Then they come to know that Sridhar's brother-in-law was behind bars for no fault of his. Preeti learns about Sridhar's brother-in-law and asks her brother to help. Kumar and his men raid the godowns of the contractor involved, and find waste quality materials in his stock. This saves Sridhar's brother-in-law and he is released. Meanwhile, Sridhar's mother passes away. Later Sridhar's brother-in-law is posted to another city and he leaves with his wife and son. Sridhar feels lonely so, he decides to emigrate. He departs suddenly without informing his friends.

Three years later, Sridhar and Preeti meet at same train, while Preeti is coming with her new born nephew, Sridhar is going home with his friend Priyanka. Priyanka reveals to Preeti that she is trying to get Sridhar to marry her. Sridhar gets down to fetch water, and misses the train. But he finds Preeti waiting and they reveal their love to one another, and become a couple.


Cast (Tamil) Cast (Telugu) Role (Tamil) Role (Telugu)
Tarun Sridhar
Trisha Preeti
Shriya Saran Reshma
Vivek Sunil Kapil Kapali
Manivannan Tanikella Bharani Preeti's father
Riyaz Khan Kumar, Preeti's brother
Archana Puran Singh Preethi's mother
Devadarshini Girija, Sridhar's sister
Kalairani Gayathri, Sridhar's mother
Suvarna Mathew Preeti's sister-in-law
Babloo Babloo
Sasi Siva Reddy Chimpu
Sweety Sweety
Saathappan Nandakumar College principal
Surya Police inspector
Minnal Deepa College student (uncredited role)
Preethi Varma
Saranya Nag
Lollu Sabha Soundarya
Reemma Sen Priyanka (guest appearance)
Anand Anand, Sridhar's brother-in-law (guest appearance)
Janaki Sabesh Train Passengers (guest appearance)
R. Sundarrajan Chandra Mohan
Vaiyapuri Omkar
Mano Himself (cameo appearance)
  • Cell Murugan as Traffic police
  • Shehnaz as Kapali's friend


Trisha had signed the film before any of her other films had released.[1] For one song, 260 shots were taken and picturised at 90 locations in Chennai and Hyderabad.[2]


The Hindu wrote, "certain scenes have appreciable depth while some are downright superficial and predictable" and that the film was "absorbing in parts, spontaneous in spurts, natural at times and clichéd now and then".[3] Karthiga Rukmanykanthan of the Sri Lankan newspaper Daily News labelled it as "strictly for youth" and a "perfect choice".[4] Idlebrain wrote that "This film is titled as 'Nee Manasu Naaku Telusu'. But contrary to it, the lovers fail to read what is there in the other heart's when they meet each other for second time".[5] The film was also planned to dubbed in Hindi but was cancelled due to unknown reason.


Enakku 20 Unakku 18 / Nee Manasu Naaku Telusu
Soundtrack album by
Released17 October 2003
RecordedPanchathan Record Inn
GenreFilm soundtrack
LabelFive Star Audio
Ayngaran Music
Aditya Music
ProducerA.R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman chronology
Warriors of Heaven and Earth
Enakku 20 Unakku 18 / Nee Manasu Naaku Telusu
Kangalal Kaidhu Sei

The soundtrack was composed by A. R. Rahman. Lyrics were written by Pa. Vijay for the Tamil version. The same set of vocalists were used for both versions, except for two songs. Mano and Unnikrishnan were replaced by S. P. B. Charan and Venkat Prabhu in the Tamil version of the song "Snehitude Unte", titled Oru Nanban Irundhal. Sriram Parthasarathy was replaced by Srinivas in the Tamil version of the song "Masthura", titled Asathura.

Tamil Soundtrack

The soundtrack features 6 songs composed by A. R. Rahman.

Song Artist(s) Length
"Azhagina Azhage Askava" Surjo Bhattacharya, Shreya Ghoshal 5:23
"Sandhippoma" Unni Menon, Annupamaa, Chinmayee 5:32
"Kama Kama" Annupamaa, Aparna, Kunal Ganjawala, Blaaze, George Peter 4:37
"Oru Nanban Irundhal" S. P. B. Charan, Venkat Prabhu, Chinmayee 4:19
"Yedho Yedho" Karthik, Gopika Poornima 5:43
"Asathura" Srinivas, Chitra Sivaraman, Mathangi, George Peter 5:04
Telugu Soundtrack
Song Artist(s) Length
"Andani Andam Askava" Surjo Bhattacharya, Shreya Ghoshal 5:23
"Kalusukundama" Chinmayi, Unni Menon 5:32
"Kama Kama" Anupama, Aparna, Kunal Ganjawala, Blaaze, George Peter 4:37
"Snehitude Unte" Chinmayi, Mano, Unnikrishnan 4:19
"Edho Edho Naalo" Karthik, Gopika Poornima 5:43
"Masthura Masthura" Sriram Parthasarathy, Chitra Sivaraman, Mathangi, George Peter 5:04


  1. ^ "An offer she couldn't refuse". The Hindu. 3 June 2002. Archived from the original on 10 November 2012. Retrieved 4 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Enakku 20, Unakku 18". www.chennaionline.com. Archived from the original on 2 January 2004. Retrieved 12 January 2022.
  3. ^ "Enakku 20 Unakku 18". The Hindu. 12 December 2003. Archived from the original on 30 December 2003. Retrieved 4 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Film for young filmgoers". Daily News. 21 January 2004. Archived from the original on 21 October 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-04.
  5. ^ "Movie review - Nee Manasu Naaku Telusu". Idlebrain.

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