Endrendrum Kadhal

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Endrendrum Kadhal
Directed by Manoj Bhatnagar
Produced by K. T. Kunjumon
Manoj Bhatnagar
Written by Crazy Mohan (dialogue)
Screenplay by Manoj Bhatnagar
Story by Manoj Bhatnagar
Starring Vijay
Rambha
M. N. Nambiar
Banupriya
Raghuvaran
Music by Manoj Bhatnagar
Cinematography K. S. Shiva
Edited by B. S.Vasu – Saleem
Production
company
Sameera Films
Distributed by Gentleman Film International
Release date
5 March 1999
Running time
160 min.
Country India
Language Tamil

Endrendrum Kadhal (Tamil: என்றென்றும் காதல்; English: Forever Love) is a Tamil romantic drama film which released in 1999 written, directed and co-produced by Manoj Bhatnagar. The film stars Vijay and Rambha in the lead roles with Raghuvaran and Bhanupriya in other pivotal roles.[1] Veteran actor M. N. Nambiar also played a supporting role, while Manoj Bhatnagar also composed the film's music. The film opened to mixed reviews and was an average at the box office.

Plot[edit]

Vijay is the managing director of a large shipping corporation. He lives in a joint family with his father (Nambiar), two brothers (Radharavi and Dhamu), their wives and children and a spinster sister (Banupriya). He goes to Switzerland to stipulate a contract with Nizhalgal Ravi and Raghuvaran. There he meets Rambha, Ravi's sister. The two fall in love. Ravi approves of Vijay but when he expresses the condition that Vijay should stay with them after the marriage because India is not good, he refuses his offer and returns home. But later Raghuvaran and Rambha travel to India to mend fences. Raghuvaran learns that Banupriya had been dumped by Ravi for a better life and Vijay is just waiting for an opportunity to kill the man who destroyed his sister's life. He devises ways of preventing Ravi from attending the marriage but later he tells Banupriya the truth. Vijay overhears this and is angered, but Raghuvaran solves all the problems by deciding to marry Banupriya. Banupriya agrees for this too, making everyone happy. Finally Vijay, seeing his sister happy leaves Ravi alone. Eventually Rambha and Vijay get married.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The film marked a comeback for actress Banupriya, who was signed on for the film in November 1998, after she had relocated base to the USA.[2] Meena was initially approached for the film, but had to turn the offer down due to her busy schedule and Rambha was selected as herione.[3]

Soundtrack[edit]

Soundtrack was composed by Manoj Bhatnagar and lyrics written byPazhani Bharathi, Piraisudan, Ponniyin Selvan. Arivumathi & Vairamuthu.[4]

  • O Thendrale — SPB, Anuradha Sriram
  • Kangala Minnala — SPB, Chithra
  • Endrendrum Kadhal — Hariharan
  • Nadodi Nanba — Unnikrishnan, Chithra, Nagore E. M. Hanifa
  • Jalakku - SN Surendar, Sujatha
  • Take It Easy - Anuradha Sriram

Release[edit]

This low-budget production opened to mixed reviews, with a critic from Indolink.com claiming "even though the film has absolutely nothing new to offer, it doesn’t test your patience."[5] The Deccan Herald labelled that "all in all it is a pleasant film" and that "Vijay’s a little glib, Rambha’s weight loss makes her look haggard and Raghuvaran as not a villain is nice", claiming it was "worth a look".[6]

The co-producer K. T. Kunjumon, who was still reeling under the failure of Ratchagan, faced further financial crunch owing to the failure of this film, with L. Suresh, a financier in Chennai publicly threatening legal action against the producer for failure to pay back a loan of 75 lakh taken out for the film.[7]

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