Enakku 20 Unakku 18
|Enakku 20 Unakku 18|
|Directed by||Jyothi Krishna|
|Produced by||A. M. Rathnam|
|Written by||Jyothi Krishna|
|Music by||A. R. Rahman
|Edited by||Kola Bashkar|
|Distributed by||Sri Surya Movies|
Enakku 20 Unakku 18 (Tamil: எனக்கு 20 உனக்கு 18; English: I am 20, You are 18) is a 2003 Tamil romantic comedy film written and directed by Jyothi Krishna. The film stars Tarun Kumar and Trisha Krishnan in the lead roles, while Shriya Saran, Vivek and Manivannan play other pivotal roles. The film was also simultaneously shot and released in Telugu with a slightly different cast as Nee Manasu Naaku Telusu. The film's score and soundtrack are composed by A. R. Rahman. This is Shriya's debut film in Tamil.
Sridhar (Tarun) is a final year degree student and gets selected in the campus selections for studies abroad. He goes to Mumbai for an interview and in his return finds Preeti (Trisha) and loses his heart to her. Sridhar comes to know that Preeti was about to join in degree and Preeti learns that he was a final year degree student. Sridhar is an ardent cricket fan, so is Preeti, while Sridhar is also a good football player. The principal of the college appoints a coach called Reshma (Shriya), who is also a student, 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 had 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 comes to know 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. Before his return, 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 and Preeti helps him to come out of the case. Meanwhile, Sridhar's mother passes away. Later Sridhar's brother-in-law gets another job and the family leaves for Bangalore. Sridhar feels lonely so, he decides to go abroad. After three years, Sridhar returns from abroad to find Preeti in the same compartment. To his surprise, Preeti is still unmarried and they unite.
- Tarun Kumar as Sridhar
- Trisha Krishnan as Preeti
- Shriya Saran as Reshma
- Tamannaah Bhatia as Preeti's Friend
- Vivek as Kapali (Kapil)
- Manivannan as Preeti's Father
- Riyaz Khan as Preeti's Brother
- Devadarshini as Sridhar's Sister
- Anand as Sridhar's brother-in-law
- Archana Puran Singh as Preeti's Mother
- Kalairani as Sridhar's Mother
- Swarna as Preeti's Sister in law
- Reemma Sen as Priyanka (Guest Appearance)
- Mano as himself (Guest Appearance)
- R. Sundarrajan as Train Passenger (Guest Appearance)
- Vaiyapuri as Train Passenger (Guest Appearance)
- Janaki Sabesh as Train Passenger (Guest Appearance)
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". Karthiga Rukmanykanthan of the Sri Lankan newspaper Daily News labelled it as "strictly for youth" and a "perfect choice".
|Enakku 20 Unakku 18|
|Soundtrack album by A. R. Rahman|
|Recorded||Panchathan Record Inn|
|Label||Five Star Audio|
All lyrics written by Pa.Vijay
The soundtrack features 6 songs composed by A. R. Rahman.
|"Askava"||Surjo Bhattacharya, Shreya Ghoshal|
|"Sandhipoma"||Unni Menon, Anupama, Chinmayee|
|"Kama Kama"||Anupama, Aparna, Kunal Ganjawala, Blaaze, George Peter|
|"Oru Nanban Irundhal"||S. P. B. Charan, Venkat Prabhu, Chinmayee|
|"Yedho Yedho"||Karthik, Gopika Poornima|
|"Asathura"||Srinivas, Chitra Sivaraman, Mathangi, George Peter|
- "An offer she couldn't refuse". The Hindu. 2002-06-03. Retrieved 2012-08-04.
- "Enakku 20 Unakku 18". The Hindu. 2003-12-12. Retrieved 2012-08-04.
- "Film for young filmgoers". Daily News. 21 January 2004. Archived from the original on 21 October 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-04.