Kannamoochi Yenada

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Kannamoochi Yenada
Kannamoochi yenada.jpg
Directed by V. Priya
Produced by Raadhika
Zarine Screwvala
P. S. Saminathan
Written by V. Priya
Starring Sathyaraj
Music by Yuvan Shankar Raja
Cinematography Preetha Jayaraman
Edited by Sathish Suriya
Distributed by Raadan Media Works
UTV Motion Pictures
Pyramid Saimira
Release date
  • 8 November 2007 (2007-11-08)
Running time
133 minutes
Country India
Language Tamil

Kannamoochi Yenada? (Tamil: கண்னாமூச்சி ஏனடா?; English: Why Hide and Seek?) is a 2007 Tamil romantic comedy film written and directed by V. Priya. The film stars Sathyaraj, Prithviraj, Sandhya and Raadhika in lead and Sripriya, Manobala and Radha Ravi in supporting roles. The film's score and soundtrack is composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja. The film, a remake of the 2005 American film Guess Who, which is itself a remake of the 1967 American film Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, was jointly produced and distributed by Raadan Media Works, UTV and Pyramid Saimira.[1] It released on 8 November 2007 during Deepavali.


Harish Venkatraman (Prithviraj Sukumaran), a software architect by profession who lives in Malaysia, is the millionaire nephew of Maheswaran Iyer (Radharavi). Having lost his parents early in life, he runs the business of his uncle with impressive results. He stumbles upon the psychiatry student Devasena (Sandhya), in the most cinematic manner, and as script would have it, he falls for her that very instant. Deva is the daughter of Commissioner Arumugam Gounder (Sathyaraj) and Dhamayanthi (Raadhika) in Chennai.

As the plot progresses, Deva is being summoned by her parents for their silver jubilee wedding anniversary back home. Notwithstanding the fact that he has a flourishing business to attend to and much to the wrath of his uncle - who arranges for his wedding with his business partner’s daughter - Harish takes the next flight to Chennai to accompany Deva. He is subjected to a warm welcome by Dhamayanthi and a cold shoulder by Arumugam. To make matters worse, Maheswaran Iyer's vicious character assassination – in the name of a complaint he sends to the police commissioner’s office – doesn’t help Harish in the task of gaining enough confidence among his girlfriend’s parents. Will Harish ever win his love back, now that his chance of impressing Deva’s parents are doomed?



Kannamoochi Yenada
Kannamoochi Yaenada.jpg
Soundtrack album by Yuvan Shankar Raja
Released 23 August 2007 (India)
Recorded 2007
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label Big Music
Producer Yuvan Shankar Raja
Yuvan Shankar Raja chronology
Thottal Poo Malarum
(2007)Thottal Poo Malarum2007
Kannamoochi Yenada
Kattradhu Thamizh
(2007)Kattradhu Thamizh2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Behindwoods4/5 stars [2]

The music was scored by Yuvan Shankar Raja, teaming up with director V. Priya again after Kanda Naal Mudhal (2005). The soundtrack was released on 23 August 2007 by Vivek Oberoi.[3] It features 5 tracks, including a retune of the yesteryear hit song "Andru Vandhadhum" from the M. G. R.-starrer Periya Idathu Penn, being just the second song to be retuned after A. R. Rahman's "Thottal Poo Malarum" from the film New. Noticeably, singer Shankar Mahadevan lent his voice for three songs. Lyrics were provided by Thamarai.

Yuvan Shankar Raja won accolades for creating an "interesting" and "thoroughly enjoyable" album, which was cited to be "an absolute treat to listen to".[4][5][6] Behindwoods, which described the song "Kannamoochi" as "this year’s one of the most enjoyable songs" and the song "Sanjaram" as a "masterpiece", said, that the Yuvan-Priya duo had even bettered their previous venture Kanda Naal Mudhal, giving the album four out of five stars.[6]

Track Song Singer(s) Duration (min:sec) Notes
1 "Megam Megam" Haricharan, Shweta Mohan 5:05
2 "Kannammoochi Aattam" Palghat Sriram, Saindhavi, Prasanna, Dr. Narayanan 3:55 Incorporates elements of the Carnatic traditional wedding song "Kannoonjal Aadi"
3 "Andru Vandhadhum" Shankar Mahadevan, Haricharan, Shweta Mohan 3:48 Retune from the 1963 Tamil film Periya Idathu Penn, written by Kannadasan
4 "Putham Pudhu" Shankar Mahadevan, Vijay Yesudas 3:56
5 "Sanjaram Seiyyum" Shankar Mahadevan, Madhushree 4:54

Critical reception[edit]

Sify wrote "On the whole, the first half wins you over with its simple charm, its immensely likeable characters, and the intrinsic humour in the writing. But the latter half is too long, contrived and predictable to the extent of being seriously boring. In the final analysis, however, these are a few wrong turns in an otherwise entertaining film that'll bring a smile to your face".[7] Behindwoods wrote "To sum it all up, V. Priya's effort is noteworthy, if her first movie was like a morning cup of coffee for the youth, this time she serves well for the whole family".[8]


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