I Love You Da
|I Love You Da|
|Directed by||C. Raajadurai|
|Written by||C. Raajadurai,
"Vaanavil" N. Raghu (dialogues)
|Cinematography||A. Karthik Raja|
|Edited by||P. Mohanraj|
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. 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.
- Raju Sundaram as Raju
- Simran as Priya
- Raghuvaran as Rajkishore
- Prakashraj as Siddharth
- Venniradai Moorthy
- Ramesh Khanna
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. When the film began production in late 2001, a Telugu version titled I Love You Raa was also planned. Actress Simran, Raju Sundaram's girlfriend during the period, was signed to play the female lead role. The couple however split during the production of the film. 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.
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.
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".
|I Love You Da|
|Soundtrack album by Bharathwaj|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
The soundtrack of the film was composed by Bharathwaj.
- "Adicha Sixaru" - Tippu
- "Adicha Sixaru 2" - Shankar Mahadevan
- "Autograph" - Shalini, Yugendran
- "I love you daa" - Karthik, Shalini
- "MTV Paathuputta" - Mathangi
- "Oh Priya" - Hariharan
- "Ulagae Maayam " - Reshmi
- "Vandutaandaa" - Bharathwaj, Mano
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