Priyamaanavale

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Priyamaanavale
Priyamaanavale.jpg
Poster
Directed byK. Selva Bharathy
Produced byC. Venkata Raju
G. Sivaraju
Story byBhupathi Raja
Based onPavitra Bandham (Telugu)
Starring
Music byS. A. Rajkumar
CinematographySelva. R
Edited byB. S. Vasu-Saleem
Production
company
Gita Chitra International
Release date
26 October 2000[1]
Running time
170 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Priyamaanavale (transl. She is my love) is a 2000 Indian Tamil-language romantic drama film written and directed by K. Selva Bharathy. The film has Vijay and Simran, with S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Vivek and Radhika Chaudhari in supporting roles. The film revolves around a working woman in a struggling family marrying a billionaire for upbringing of her poor family and the distress she receives from her NRI husband with non-Indian cultural shades in his role but he later realises about the importance of Indian marriage and becomes a loving and caring husband. The film released on 26 October 2000.[2] This film is the Tamil remake of the 1996 Telugu film Pavitra Bandham starring Daggubati Venkatesh and Soundarya.[3] Priyamaanavale received positive reviews and became a successful venture at the box office.[4]

Plot[edit]

Vijay is the only son of a rich industrialist, Vishwanathan. Having pursued his education abroad, he is highly Westernised and spends his time partying and enjoying with his friends Chandru and Sowmya instead of managing his father's business. Moreover, he has no faith in the institution of marriage. When Vishwanathan decides to get Vijay married in order to make him more responsible, Vijay agrees under the condition that the marriage is valid only for one year, and that he will decide if he wants to continue the marriage after that. Vishwanathan is upset at this as he feels that no girl will accept the conditions put forth by Vijay. He explains his situation to his personal assistant, Priya, and requests her to marry him, with the idea that Priya would be able to change Vijay and make him more responsible.

Priya initially refuses on knowing about Vijay's agreement. However, she is the sole breadwinner of her family. She has an elder sister who needs to undergo a heart surgery, a younger sister who needs to get married, and a younger brother, Shankar, who is unemployed. So she decides to sacrifice her life and marry Vijay, accepting the conditions of his agreement, for the sake of her family. Vijay and Priya become good friends after marriage, however, Vijay refuses to consider Priya as his wife. On Priya's insistence, Vijay decides to work in his father's office, where he gets to know about the money siphoning made by his office employees Manohar, who is an associate of Vijay, and 7 Times, Priya's crude and uncouth uncle who lusts for her. He dismisses them and lodges a police complaint against them. In retribution, Manohar and 7 Times orchestrate a car accident, severely injuring Vijay. Priya takes good care of Vijay and Vijay soon recovers.

During their first wedding anniversary, Vijay, to everyone's shock, decides to end their marriage as per his agreement, claiming that he only considered Priya as a friend and never as a wife, and drops Priya back to her home. Priya is deeply hurt by Vijay's behaviour, and she also gets verbally harassed by many men for accepting an "agreement" marriage. Vijay continues his carefree lifestyle for some more days until he sees an old beggar carrying his paralysed wife on his back and begging at a traffic signal. When questioned, the beggar says that even though his wife cannot recover, it is his duty to look after her till her death. This incident makes Vijay realise his mistake, understand the Indian culture and feel guilty that even an old and poor beggar can take care of his wife, while he could not. He rushes to Priya's home, apologises to her and requests her to return to him. But Priya refuses as her faith in Vijay has been shattered. Meanwhile, Manohar and 7 Times again attempt to cause trouble for Vijay, prompting him to get them arrested.

Priya gets a job at another company. Vijay takes over that company, even though it is running under heavy loss, so that Priya will work in his company as his personal assistant. But Priya refuses to talk to Vijay and snubs all of his efforts to reconcile with her. Priya soon realises that she is pregnant. She invites Vijay, Vishwanathan and her company employees to her Seemantham. However, she uses the Seemantham function as an opportunity to insult Vijay and Vishwanathan, revealing to all the guests present that Vijay is her husband and left her after one year as per his agreement. Vijay retaliates by saying that Priya did marry him and accepted the conditions in his agreement, not out of love for him, nor with the intention to reform him, but to use his money to fix the various issues in her family, and leaves the function with his father.

As a last-ditch resort, Vijay, Chandru, Shankar and Vijay's driver Stepnee, hatch a plan to bring back Priya to Vijay. They decide to lie to Priya that Vijay is stabbed by his ex-employees Manohar and 7 Times whom he had sent to jail earlier so that Priya will change her mind and unite with Vijay. When Priya find out about the trick, she rushes to Vijay's home to admonish him for his cheap behaviour. But it turns out that Manohar and 7 Times really escaped from prison and stabbed Vijay. When Priya realises that Vijay is really wounded and attempts to help, she goes into labour. Vijay manages to drive Priya to the hospital despite his condition. Priya gives birth to a baby boy, while Vijay is operated upon and manages to recover. In the end, Vijay and Priya reunite again.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Selva Bharathy and Vijay had considered collaborating on a project titled Thalatta Varuvala co-starring Isha Koppikar and Rambha, but later chose to select a different script.[5]

The film is a remake of Muthyala Subbiah's 1996 Telugu film, Pavithra Bandham, which featured Venkatesh and Soundarya.[6] It was also made in Hindi as Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain in 1999, with Satish Kaushik directing Anil Kapoor and Kajol. Vivek was signed to play a comic role in the film and wrote his scenes.[7] Vijay's son, Jason Sanjay, was born during a schedule of the film with Vijay unable to attend his birth.[8] Singer S.P. Balasubrahmanyam reprised his role as the hero's father from the original.[9]

The film teamed up with Coca-Cola for their publicity campaign after Vijay had signed on to the soft drink company as a brand ambassador.[10][11]

Release[edit]

The film released on 26 October 2000.

Reception[edit]

A reviewer labelled it as "a clean family entertainer that with its Indian culture-versus foreign culture theme would appeal to family audiences" and mentioned that "the script is cleverly crafted", and that "Vijay neatly underplayed his role with Simran as the perfect foil."[12][13] The film won particular praise for Simran's portrayal of her character. She won the Cinema Express Award for Best Actress – Tamil and was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil, with her dubbing artist Savitha Reddy securing the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Female Dubbing Artist .[14]

Soundtrack[edit]

Priyammanavale
Soundtrack album by
Released1 October 2000
Recorded2000-2001
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length25:04
LanguageTamil
LabelStar Music
Magnasound
Sony Music
ProducerS. A. Rajkumar
S. A. Rajkumar chronology
Nuvvu Vasthavani
(2000)
Priyammanavale
(2000)
Kadhal Sugamanathu
(2001)

The soundtrack of the film was composed by S. A. Rajkumar. "Welcome Boys Welcome Girls" is based on "Coco Jamboo" by the Mr. President in 1996.

Track-list
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Welcome Boys Welcome Girls"VaaliSukhwinder Singh4:35
2."Ennavo Ennavo"VaaliHariharan, Mahalakshmi Iyer4:53
3."Enakoru Snegidhi"VaaliS.A.Rajkumar, Anuradha Paudwal4:57
4."June July Maadhathil"P. VijayShankar Mahadevan, Harini4:36
5."Mississippi Nadhi Kulunga"VaaliVijay, Anuradha Sriram4:21
6."Aayulin Andhivarai"VaaliK. S. Chithra1:09
7."Azhage Azhage"VaaliUnnikrishnan1:53
Total length:25:04

References[edit]

  1. ^ rediff.com, Movies: Screening for release this Diwali: Tamil films. Rediff.com (27 October 2000). Retrieved on 24 January 2014.
  2. ^ rediff.com, Movies: Screening for release this Diwali: Tamil films. Rediff.com (27 October 2000). Retrieved on 24 January 2014.
  3. ^ https://chaibisket.com/vijay-movies-in-telugu-cinema/
  4. ^ "2000 - The Diwali Winners are..." Behindwoods. Retrieved 11 May 2021.
  5. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/19991023074453/http://home.bip.net/jeyam/1.htm
  6. ^ Vijay. Ganeshyamalabittu.tripod.com (22 June 1974). Retrieved on 24 January 2014.
  7. ^ Priyamanavale. Cinematoday.itgo.com. Retrieved on 24 January 2014.
  8. ^ rediff.com, Movies: Vijay meets his son on the Net!. Rediff.com (26 August 2000). Retrieved on 24 January 2014.
  9. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20001017173252/http://tmcafe.com/priyamanavale.htm
  10. ^ Interview – Coca Cola India. www.chennaibest.com. Retrieved on 24 January 2014.
  11. ^ Things go better for Coke with Vijay. The Hindu (20 April 2001). Retrieved on 24 January 2014.
  12. ^ Priyamanavale. Cinematoday2.itgo.com. Retrieved on 24 January 2014.
  13. ^ rediff.com, Movies: Showbuzz! Ajith to star with Suresh Gopi. Rediff.com (3 January 2001). Retrieved on 24 January 2014.
  14. ^ Mum is the word for Simran – Times Of India. Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com (18 March 2011). Retrieved on 24 January 2014.

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