Ninaithen Vandhai

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Ninaithen Vandhai
Directed by K. Selva Bharathy
Produced by C. Ashwini Dutt
Screenplay by K. Selva Bharathy
Story by Sathyanand
Starring Vijay
Music by Deva
Cinematography Ilavarasu
Edited by B.S.Vasu
Distributed by Geetha Arts
Release dates
  • 10 April 1998 (1998-04-10)
Running time
150 min
Country India
Language Tamil
Budget 4.2 crore

Ninaithen Vandhai (English: I Thought of You, Then You Came) is a 1998 Tamil romance film directed by K. Selva Bharathy and produced by Allu Aravind. The film features Vijay, Rambha and Devayani in the lead roles with Manivannan, Charle and Ranjith amongst others in supporting roles. The film, a remake of the Telugu film Pelli Sandadi directed by Kovelamudi Raghavendra Rao, starring Srikanth, Deepti Bhatnagar and Ravali, released on 10 April 1998 to positive reviews and was successful at the box office.


Gokulan Krishnan (Vijay) is a music loving man who begins the movie with a dream where he sees his dream girl. The only Trademark he remembers from it is a mole which is situated next to her navel(bellybutton). He then becomes determined in looking for his 'dream girl' with the help of his uncle (Mannivannan) and brother in laws. On the other hand, his father arranges him to get married to a village girl Savithri (Devayani) which Gokulan (often referred to as 'Mapillai') objects to, but Savithri loves him. Gokulan later sees his dream girl Swapna (Rambha) at a wedding where he spot the mole on her navel. He then sings to her impressing her but she leaves abruptly. He later sees her at a music class which he teaches and from then on they love each other. Gokulan tries to stop the marriage with Savithri in many failed attempts due to everyone in Savithri's family getting the wrong impression. Swapna then arrives to Savithri's village and is revealed that they are sisters. Neither of them knew that they love the same man.

Gokulan then tells Savithri's father that he doesn't want the marriage which Swapna overhears. Knowing how much her sister loves him, Swapna is determined to get Gokulan to forget her by lying she has a blood clot in her heart. After much persuasion, Gokulan agrees to marry Savithri. Throughout the movie, Vignesh (Ranjith) is in love with Swapna and tries to get her to marry him and if not, he will kill her with him also. When Vignesh reveals after almost killing Savithri that he loved Swapna but she said she will only marry Gokulan, Savithri lets Swapna marry him.



The satellite rights of the film were secured by Sun TV. The film was given a "U" certificate by the Indian Censor Board.


The film generally received positive reviews with most critics describing the film as an "entertainer". Jeyachandran from gave the film 3.5 out of 5, citing that "the story is nothing new, the treatment of the story is commendable, backed by good music, songs and comedy, make this film an entertainer. " and that "the director has tried hard to make a feel good romantic flick and has partially succeeded".[1]

The success of the film prompted film-makers to sign on Rambha to appear alongside Vijay in a couple of his next projects - Endrendrum Kadhal and Minsara Kanna.[2]


Ninaithen Vandhai
Soundtrack album by Deva
Released 1998
Recorded 1998
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 35:02
Label Star Music
Producer Deva
Deva chronology
Vaettiya Madichu Kattu
Ninaithen Vandhai

The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Deva was well received by the audience.[3][4][5] Most of the tunes were borrowed from the original Telugu film.

Song Singer(s) Lyricist Duration
"Vannanilavae Vannanilavae" Hariharan Palani Bharathi 5:07
"Ennavale Ennavale" Mano, Anuradha Sriram 4:58
"Maligayae Maligaiyae" K. S. Chithra, Anuradha Sriram 4:54
"Un Marbile Vizhi Moodi" K. S. Chithra 4:56
"Manisha Manisha" Deva,Sabesh Kumar,Krishnaraj K. Selva Bharathy 5:13
"Unai Ninaithu Naan Enai" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Sujatha, K.S. Chithra Vaali 5:07
"Pottu Vaithu Poomudikkum" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Swarnalatha Palani Bharathi 4:47