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Directed bySelva
Produced byManish Nair
CinematographyU. K. Senthil Kumar
Music byD. Imman
Gatpaham Entertainment,
Candy Films
Release date
  • 1 December 2006 (2006-12-01)

Nenjil (transl. In the heart) is a 2006 Indian Tamil-language film directed by Selva and produced by Manish Nair, Bhavani Kanagasapay under the banner Candy Films Ltd & Gatpaham Entertainment Ltd. The film stars Navdeep and Aparna in the lead roles, while Vadivelu, Thalaivasal Vijay, and Ranjitha play supporting roles. The music was composed by D. Imman with cinematography by U. K. Senthil Kumar. The film released on 1 December 2016 to highly negative reviews.


The film is about a group of people who win a competition and are taken to London for a free trip. The group includes Anand (Navdeep) and Priya (Aparna), but the joyous journey sours when the lead pair which falls in love at the beginning of the holiday. Enters Rishi (Manish Nair), a tour guide for London. He resolves to separate the lovers and plans to marry Priya. The rest is a cat and mouse game between Anand and Rishi and how their love wins all problems. There are also two people who separate him. They have already loved but have separated, and so they hate love. They decide to split them up so that they win the competition against Priya and Anand. In the end they tell them the truth, and Priya and Anand reunite.


On the set of Nenjil filmed on a private rail station, arranged by Train Chartering


A press meet for the film was held in July 2006 in Chennai.[1] A nine-year-old, Siddharth, entered the Limca Book of Records as the youngest musician to record for the film with his drums.[2]

The film was briefly referred to as Nenjil Jil Jil after the State government announcing entertainment tax exemption on movies titled in Tamil, but was later released without the Jil Jil suffix.[3] Scenes for the film were shot at Woolacombe in Devon in March 2006 with the 30-strong cast and crew will also be visiting Weymouth, Bath and London.[4]


Soundtrack is composed by D. Imman. The album was released under the title Nenjil.. Jil... Jil....

Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack
D. Imman chronology
Thiruvilayadal Arambam
Track listing
1."Nenjil Jil Jil"D. ImmanD. Imman02:39
2."Chattu Puttu"Palani BharathiRahul Nambiar05:01
3."Kannukkul Kalavaram"P. VijayKK04:44
4."Unakkagathaane"P. VijaySolar Sai, Sujatha, P. Unnikrishnan05:33
5."Kaadhal Thaana"ThamaraiChitra Sivaraman, KK04:29
6."Kaanchanaye"D. ImmanAdarsh04:46
7."Punnagaiye"P. VijayRanjith04:51
8."Carnivore's Behaviour" Instrumental01:55
Total length:33:58

Critical reception[edit]

A critic from Sify wrote: "Watching Nenjil makes you think- What a waste of time!"[5] Malathi Rangarajan of The Hindu wrote "Nenjil is laughable in patches you could say, but the romantic thread is so common and run of the mill that it pulls down the interest quotient terribly".[6] Malini Mannath of Chennai Online wrote that "There's nothing here that can hold you to the film. It's a lacklustre script, insipid narration and performances that fail to excite".[7] Lajjavathi of Kalki praised the performances of lead pair, cinematography and called Vadivelu's humour as both positive and negative and also praised director for keeping scenes short without dragging but felt after interval, the sag could have been avoided.[8]


  1. ^ "Tamil Cinema News | Tamil Movie Reviews | Tamil Movie Trailers - IndiaGlitz Tamil". Archived from the original on 13 October 2007.
  2. ^ "The Hindu : Andhra Pradesh / Hyderabad News : Drums are his destiny". Archived from the original on 23 October 2007. Retrieved 17 January 2022.
  3. ^ "Tamil Cinema News | Tamil Movie Reviews | Tamil Movie Trailers - IndiaGlitz Tamil". Archived from the original on 15 September 2012.
  4. ^ "Bollywood descends on north Devon". BBC. 15 March 2006. Archived from the original on 13 April 2024. Retrieved 21 October 2011.
  5. ^ "Movie Review : Nenjil". Sify. Archived from the original on 20 July 2013. Retrieved 9 August 2022.
  6. ^ Rangarajan, Malathi. "The Hindu : Friday Review Chennai / Film Review : Feel-good film gone askew - Nenjil". Archived from the original on 10 December 2006. Retrieved 17 January 2022.
  7. ^ Manath, Malini. "Nenjil". Chennai Online. Archived from the original on 27 January 2007.
  8. ^ லஜ்ஜாவதி (31 December 2006). "நெஞ்சில்". Kalki (in Tamil). pp. 56–57. Retrieved 12 April 2024.

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