Manam Virumbuthe Unnai

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Manam Virumbuthe Unnai
Manam Virumbuthe Unnai.jpg
Directed byM. Sivachandran
Written byM. Sivachandran
Produced byS. S. K. Sankaralingam
Edited byB. Lenin
V. T. Vijayan
Music byIlaiyaraaja
SSK. Productions
Release date
  • 17 December 1999 (1999-12-17)
Running time
140 minutes

Manam Virumbuthe Unnai (transl. The heart prefers you) is a 1999 Tamil-language romantic drama film directed by M. Sivachandran. The film stars Prabhu, Meena, Karan and Rajiv Krishna. It was released on 17 December 1999.[1]


Shanmugam (Prabhu), a widower, has two daughters Kavita (P. Shwetha) and Anita (Baby Ashwini). In fact, the children were abandoned and he has brought up them without they know that they were orphans. Kavita and Anita pressure him to see the photo of their mother Amudha, he describes the girl of his dreams to his friend Sabapathy (Dhamu) who then paints her portrait and Shanmugam shows them the portrait. By chance, the children see Priya (Meena), who looks like the woman in the portrait. Shanmugam, Kavita and Anita go to her home in the city.

Priya's family is an extended and rich family. Her family Prakash (Rajiv Krishna) secretly loves for Priya while Chandru is the supposed to be her future husband. In the city, Shanmugam meets his acquaintance Kaasi (S. S. Chandran) and he brings them to Priya's house. They decide to stay there. Then, Chandru finds out Priya's photo in his luggage. Afterwards, Chandru and Priya begin to tease Shanmugam. Shanmugam loves Priya but after knowing that Prakash is in love with her, he sacrifices his love. Prakash overhears Priya saying that she is the mother of two children. In the marriage, Prakash sends his henchmen to kill Shanmugam but he attacks everyone and Prakash insults Priya by stopping this marriage. Priya leaves the place, Shanmugam urges Prakash to kill him but Prakash breaks down emotionally. In the end, Shanmugam unites with Priya.



The soundtrack was composed By Ilaiyaraaja and released by Five Star Audio.[2][3] The soundtrack received positive reviews.[4]

Manam Virumbuthe Unnai
Soundtrack album by
ReleasedDec 1998
LabelFive Star Audio
Track list
1."Ilavenirkala Panjami"ArivumathiHariharan4:54
2."Kutti Kuyilai"Palani BharathiHariharan, Bhavatharini5:14
3."Manasa killi"Palani BharathiSrinivas, S. N. Surendar, Swarnalatha5:44
4."Poomala Ponnukkoru"Palani BharathiS. P. Balasubrahmanyam4:53
5."Vaanathil Aadum"PonnadiyanK. S. Chithra2:11
6."Yetho Yetho"VaaliSujatha, Hariharan4:57
7."Vaanathil Aadumm (Reprise)"PonnadiyanMano2:10
Total length:30:03


A critic rated the film 1.5 out of 4 and praised actor Prabhu's performance.[5]


  1. ^ "Jointscene : Tamil Movie Manam Virumbuthe Unnai". Archived from the original on 31 January 2010. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Manam Virumbuthe Unnai (1998) - Ilaiyaraaja". Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Manam Virumbuthe Unnai Songs". Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Manam Virumbudhe Unnai: Music Review". Archived from the original on 30 June 2009. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  5. ^ "MANAM VIRUMBUDHE UNNAI". Retrieved 7 June 2019.