I Love You Da

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I Love You Da
Directed by C. Raajadurai
Produced by Manojkumar
Written by C. Raajadurai,
"Vaanavil" N. Raghu (dialogues)
Music by Bharathwaj
Cinematography A. Karthik Raja
Edited by P. Mohanraj
Guru Films
Release date
  • 29 November 2002 (2002-11-29)
Country India
Language Tamil

I Love You Da is a 2002 Tamil film directed by Raajadurai. The film featured Raju Sundaram and Simran in the lead roles with Raghuvaran and Prakash Raj in supporting roles.[1][2] The film which had music composed by Bharathwaj, released in November 2002 to poor reviews.


Raghuvaran pays Indian cricketers to lose the match so he can bet on the Pakistan team to make a lot of money. One day Raghuvaran's daughter Simran was sad that India never wins any matches so Raghuvaran just for one match lets India win. One time India loses and a small boy commits suicide seeing this Raju Sundaram works hard to become a cricket player and make India win for once. He is stopped by Raghuvaran but wins and becomes a cricket player. Raju Sundaram goes to Pakistan to win but is stopped by Raghuvaran but he is killed by his own daughter Simran. Eventually India wins but Simran goes to jail. She comes out and is reunited with Raju Sundaram.



The film marked the debut of choreographer Raju Sundaram as the protagonist in films, after he had appeared in item numbers as well as a supporting role in Shankar's Jeans. The director of the film was to be Raajadurai, who had been an erstwhile assistant of director Manoj Kumar during the making of Vaanavil.[3][4] When the film began production in late 2001, a Telugu version titled I Love You Raa was also planned.[5] Actress Simran, Raju Sundaram's girlfriend during the period, was signed to play the female lead role.[6][7] The couple however split during the production of the film.[8] Early reports suggested that noted South Indian cricketers including Sadagoppan Ramesh, Anil Kumble, Rahul Dravid and Javagal Srinath may feature as themselves in the film, but this proved to be untrue.[9]

Despite the completion of the film's scenes by early 2002, production delays meant that the film faced a belated release at the end of the year.[10]


The film gained unanimously poor reviews upon release, with Malathi Rangarajan of The Hindu stating that the film "falls flat due to identifiable reasons — the director has not done his homework properly, the dialogue makes you squirm at times, none of the actors seems involved in the role taken up and to top it all the lead pair fails to make even a slight impression".[11]


I Love You Da
Soundtrack album by Bharathwaj
Released 2002
Genre Feature film soundtrack

The soundtrack of the film was composed by Bharathwaj.


  1. ^ "I Love You Daa — Tamil Movie". Thiraipadam.com. Retrieved 2016-12-01. 
  2. ^ http://www.spicevienna.org/showMovie.php?m=1306
  3. ^ "rediff.com, Movies: Gossip from the southern film industry: Anil Kumble to act?!". Rediff. 2001-03-31. Retrieved 2016-12-01. 
  4. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20010306083553/http://www.chennaionline.com/location/raju.asp
  5. ^ "rediff.com, Movies: Dancer in the dark: Raju Sundaram". Rediff. 2001-12-04. Retrieved 2016-12-01. 
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 May 2014. Retrieved 20 April 2012. 
  7. ^ "subas". Cinematoday3.itgo.com. Retrieved 2016-12-01. 
  8. ^ "Tamil Film Statistics - 2002". Cooljilax.com. 2003-02-06. Retrieved 2016-12-01. 
  9. ^ "Chinna". Cinematoday2.itgo.com. Retrieved 2016-12-01. 
  10. ^ "A shot in the arm". The Hindu. 17 May 2002. Archived from the original on 7 June 2014. Retrieved 1 December 2016. 
  11. ^ "I Love You Da". The Hindu. 2002-12-13. Retrieved 2016-12-01. 

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