Kadhal Rojavae

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Kadhal Rojavae
Kadhal Rojavae.jpg
Directed byKeyaar
Produced byB. Balaji Prabhu
Written byN. Prasanna Kumar (dialogues)
Story byRobin Bhatt
StarringGeorge Vishnu
Pooja Kumar
Music byIlaiyaraaja
CinematographyB. Logesh
Edited byB. Lenin,
V. T. Vijayan
Release date
14 January 2000

Kadhal Rojavae (lit. 'The rose of love') is a 2000 Indian Tamil romance film directed by Keyaar, which was a remake of the 1991 Hindi film Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin by Mahesh Bhatt. The film featured newcomers George Vishnu and Pooja Kumar in the lead roles, while Sarath Babu, Charle and S. S. Chandran play supporting roles. The film's music is composed by Ilaiyaraaja, and the film opened in January 2000 to a negative response at the box office.[1]



Keyaar had planned to make the film with Prashanth during 1996, but the actor's commitments to Shankar's Jeans (1998), meant that he could not allot dates to start the project.[2] Consequently, Bhaskar of Oscar Movies signed George Vishnu, the son of former actress Sheela to debut in his production, Kadhal Rojavae in 1997 and according to the deal signed, Vishnu was not supposed to act in any other film until Kadhal Rojavae had been completed and released. However, during production, Vishnu could not wait and starred in a Malayalam film, while Keyaar was still shooting causing a rift between the actor and producer Bhaskar during the making of the project.[3] Pooja Kumar, who was crowned Miss India USA in 1995, was selected to make her debut as heroine and during production she was signed and dropped from other Tamil films of the period including V. I. P and Chinna Raja. The actress notably returned more than a decade later starring in the lead role in Kamal Haasan's bilingual Vishwaroopam. Kadhal Rojavae released after a delay in production in 2000.


Kadhal Rojavae
Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack

The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Ilaiyaraaja. The soundtrack features 10 tracks with lyrics written by Vaali, Muthulingam and Vaasan.[4][5]

1."Kalyana Jodi"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam4:30
2."Ilavenil"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra5:49
3."Ilavenil (bit)"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam1:03
4."Pudhu Ponnu"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra5:21
5."Manam Pona Pokkil"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra4:35
7."Ninaitha Varam"P. Unnikrishnan, Sunitha Upadrashta4:56
8."Chinna Vennila"Mano, Anuradha Sriram5:22
9."Thottu Thottu Pallakku"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Sujatha Mohan5:06
10."Midnight Mama"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Swarnalatha4:56
Total length:46:40


The film opened in January 2000 to mixed reviews with Savitha of The Hindu mentioning "Both the newcomers have a long way to go in honing their acting skills". The critic also added that "the high point of the film is the music by Ilaiyaraja. The same can be said about the background score that lifts the mood of the film to some extent."[6] The film went largely unnoticed at the box office due to low profile nature of the cast.


  1. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20030710151746/http://www.chennaionline.com/Moviereviews/tammov3.asp
  2. ^ https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/soc.culture.tamil/ibv76-CAjoA
  3. ^ "1997-98 Kodambakkam babies Page". Indolink.com. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Kaathal Rojave (2000) - Ilaiyaraaja". mio.to. Retrieved 2 July 2020.
  5. ^ "Kadal Rojave". jiosaavn.com. Retrieved 2 July 2020.
  6. ^ "Film Review:Kadhal Rojavae". The Hindu. 21 January 2000. Retrieved 25 August 2012.

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