Idhayam (film)

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Directed by Kathir
Produced by G. Thyagarajan
G. Saravanan
Written by Kathir
Starring Murali
Heera Rajgopal
Chinni Jayanth
Music by Ilaiyaraaja
Cinematography Abdul Rehman
Edited by B. Lenin
V. T. Vijayan
Sathya Jyothi Films
Distributed by Sathya Jyothi Films
Release date
6 September 1991
Country India
Language Tamil

Idhayam (English: Heart) is a 1991 Tamil language romantic film directed by debutant director Kathir. The movie stars Murali and Heera and was a super hit. The music was composed by Ilayaraja. It was popular and trend setter in between 1990s lovers.


Set in a medical college backdrop, the film is about a person (introvert), who loves his fellow college mate, but does not have courage to convey his love to her. The film has some memorable scenes, where the Hero wants to convey his Love, then he mistakes that the Heroine is in love with someone else (whereas, actually she is helping her sister and her lover to unite)

Finally, till the time he leaves the medical college, he does not convey his love to the lady and finally, by the time the lady understands his love, he becomes a heart patient himself, where he cannot digest a very happy or sad news.

The film is notable for its remarkable background score which gels with the story.



The soundtrack for this film was composed by Ilaiyaraaja. The lyrics for the songs were penned by Vaali and Piraisoodan.[1][2]

# Song Lyricist Singers
1 April Mayilae Vaali Ilaiyaraaja, Deepan Chakravarthy, S.N.Surendar
2 Pottu Vaitha Oru Vatta Nila Vaali K J Yesudas
3 Ohh Party Nalla Vaali Malaysia Vasudevan
4 Poongodithan Poothathamma Vaali S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
5 Idhayamae Idhayamae Piraisoodan S. P. Balasubrahmanyam


Best Film -Filmfare Award- Regional category


The Indian Express stated, "[T]he unimaginative, half-baked and immature treatment of the story often invites derision." About the cast performances, the reviewer said, "Murali, who is more accustomed to action films does not seem to fit into the role [of] the inwardly harried student ... Newface Hira, who has little to do except look serenely at everything around her, is well cast." The reviewer added that Chinni Jayanth was "vibrant as the comedian".[3]


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