Ninaivellam Nithya

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Ninaivellam Nithya
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DVD cover
Directed byC. V. Sridhar
Written byC. V. Sridhar
Produced byPrakash R. C.
StarringKarthik
Gigi
CinematographyDiwary
Edited byMani
Umanath
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Production
company
Shiv Shakthi Films
Release date
  • 18 June 1982 (1982-06-18)
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Ninaivellam Nithya (transl. Thoughts are only of Nithya) is a 1982 Indian Tamil-language romance film written and directed by C. V. Sridhar. The film stars Karthik and newcomer Gigi. It was released on 18 June 1982.[1]

Plot[edit]

Chandru, a young and carefree guy visits an estate on a hill region along with his friend Thyagu. He meets Nithya, a local girl. At first they have a bit of stand offs but eventually both fall in love with each other. At a time, when their love affair is known to the girls' family, the whole village joins hands to separate them, but Chandru and Nithya escape to Chandru's hometown. Chandru was of the opinion that his father, a well to do businessman will support him, but he turns Chandru and Nithya away. Chandru and Nithya temporarily stay in Chandru's another friend. What happens to both of them forms the balance of the story.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Gigi, a daughter of Gemini Ganesan, made her acting debut, and Ninaivellam Nithya was her only film as an actress.[2]

Soundtrack[edit]

The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja, with lyrics by Vairamuthu.[3][4] Many of the songs are set in ragas; "Rojavai Thalattum Thendral" is set in Pantuvarali,[5] "Panivizhum Malar Vanam" is in Nattai,[6][7] "Neethane Enthan Pon Vasantham" is set in Brindavani,[8] and "Kanni Ponnu" is set in Chatusruti Dhaivata.[9]

Tracklist

Song Singers Length
"Kaanal Neer Pol" S. Janaki 04:12
"Kanni Ponnu" Malaysia Vasudevan, P. Susheela 04:23
"Neethane Enthan Pon Vasantham" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 04:26
"Ninaivellam Nithya" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 01:31
"Panivizhum Malar Vanam" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 04:30
"Rojavai Thaalattum" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki 04:13
"Tholin Mele" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 04:25

Reception[edit]

S. Shiva Kumar of Mid-Day wrote, "Karthik's sensitive performance and Ilayaraja's soothing music save the film from being a total washout. Gigi makes a very unsure debut and looks uncomfortable throughout."[10]

Legacy[edit]

The song "Neethane Enthan Pon Vasantham" inspired the titles of a 2012 film (Neethaane En Ponvasantham) and a 2020 TV series,[11][12] while "Panivizhum Malarvanam" inspired the name of a 2014 film.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "நினைவெல்லாம் நித்யா / Ninaivellam Nithya (1982)". Screen4Screen. Archived from the original on 13 July 2021. Retrieved 13 July 2021.
  2. ^ "ஜெமினி குடும்பத்துக்கு எம்.ஜிஆர் கொடுத்த விருந்து!". Kungumam (in Tamil). 23 June 2014. Archived from the original on 13 July 2021. Retrieved 13 July 2021.
  3. ^ "Ninaivellam Nithya (1982)". Raaga.com. Archived from the original on 27 December 2013. Retrieved 9 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Ninaivellam Nithya Tamil Film LP Vinyl Record by Ilayaraja". Mossymart. Archived from the original on 13 July 2021. Retrieved 13 July 2021.
  5. ^ Mani, Charulatha (30 September 2011). "A Raga's Journey — Poignant Pantuvarali". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 14 December 2018. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  6. ^ Saravanan, T. (20 September 2013). "Ragas hit a high". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 26 December 2018. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  7. ^ Mani, Charulatha (20 December 2013). "Versatile Nattai". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 21 December 2019. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  8. ^ Mani, Charulatha (30 August 2013). "The power of three". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 24 June 2021. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  9. ^ Mani, Charulatha (1 February 2013). "Call of the swan". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 26 March 2016. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  10. ^ Shiva Kumar, S. (1982). "Gigi makes unsure debut". Mid-Day. Archived from the original on 7 August 2020. Retrieved 7 August 2020.
  11. ^ "ஜெயா டி.வி.யில் நீயே என் இசை வசந்தம்!". Dinamalar (in Tamil). 13 August 2012. Archived from the original on 20 April 2019. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  12. ^ Subramanian, Anupama (25 February 2020). "Title trouble for TV soaps". Deccan Chronicle. Archived from the original on 30 December 2020. Retrieved 15 January 2021.
  13. ^ Kumar, S. R. Ashok (11 May 2013). "Audio Beat: Panivizhum Malarvanam – Breezy tunes". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 13 July 2021. Retrieved 9 May 2020.

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