Unnai Kodu Ennai Tharuven

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Unnai Kodu Ennai Tharuven
Directed byKavi Kalidas
Produced byR. B. Choudary
Written byKavi Kalidas
StarringAjith Kumar
Simran
Nassar
Parthiban
Raghava Lawrence
Manivannan
Charle
Chinni Jayanth
Dhamu
Ramesh Khanna
Kitty
Music byS. A. Rajkumar
CinematographyAkilan
Edited byV. Jaishankar
Production
company
Super Good Films
Release date
19 May 2000
Running time
158 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Unnai Kodu Ennai Tharuven (English: Give Me Yourself, And I'll Give You Myself) is a 2000 Indian Tamil-language romantic drama film produced by R. B. Choudary and directed by Kavi Kalidas. It features Ajith Kumar and Simran in the lead roles with Parthiban in a guest appearance.

Plot[edit]

Surya (Ajith) has been brought up in the army training barracks in Wellington (Ooty), ever since his mother (Sukanya) handed him over as a baby to the camp brigadier (Nasser). She tells the officer the reason for her action, but the audience is not allowed to hear it at this point. Surya grows up to be a patriotic youth and the best soldier in his class. He is about to complete his training in 3 months and leave to the border. He falls in love with Indu (Simran), the daughter of a senior army officer, who is visiting Wellington Camp. Indu's parents accept her choice of husband, and the family leaves to Kashmir. Soon after, Indu's father dies in a bomb blast while her mother loses her life on seeing her husband's body. Not wishing to lose her husband too in war, Indu asks Surya to choose between her and the army. Surya then asks the brigadier to advise him, and the brigadier tells the story of his parents. His father, Bomb Sekhar (R. Parthipen) was a very violent terrorist, who was sentenced to 3 years of prison and death. His mother was a nun, who visited prisoners and chanted Bible verses to them. Slowly, Surya's father's nature begins to change, and to near his death; he is completely reformed. Sensing that there is no way for him to repent for his mistakes by serving the nation, he confides to the nun that if he had a child, he would have made him act the country. That night the nun thinks about her conversation with Sehkar and subsequently resigns her position with the church. The following day the nun convinces Sekhar that she will bear his child as a way to fulfil his dying wish and they consummate inside the prison secretly. She leaves him, and the next day he is hanged. Once Surya is born, she hands him to authorities at the military camp and commits suicide as well. So Surya says, his birth was to serve the nation as a soldier, and if she wants to marry him, she must wait for the next 12 years till his service is over. Indu agrees, and Surya moves with his barrack to the border.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Noted army general Major Ravi played a significant role in assisting the team during scenes featuring Ajith in the Indian army.[1]

Release[edit]

The film opened to mixed reviews with a reviewer from The Hindu citing that "potholes in the screenplay prove irksome" and that "the thin thread of patriotism woven throughout the film, hardly makes an impact.".[2]

In regard to the failure of the film, Ajith mentioned that the shoot coincided with his marriage preparations and thus he found it difficult to invest to the project.[3]

Soundtrack[edit]

Unnai Kodu Ennai Tharuven
Soundtrack album by
Released2000
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length27:39
LabelStar Music
Sa Re Ga Ma

The film's score and soundtrack was composed by S. A. Rajkumar.

Track-list
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Ithayathai Kanavillai"IlayakambanHariharan4:48
2."Idduppu Selaikkulla"Pa. VijayShankar Mahadevan, Anuradha Sriram5:04
3."Unnai Kodu Ennai Tharuven"Pa. VijayUnnikrishnan, K. S. Chithra4:24
4."Sollu Thalaivaa"NandalalaRajesh Krishnan5:02
5."Pethava Kanniru"MayilUnni Menon2:37
6."Sateliteil Yeri"Pa. VijayUnnikrishnan4:44

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Friday Review Chennai : Straight from a soldier's heart". The Hindu. 4 August 2006. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Film Review: Unnai Kodu Ennai Tharuvaen". The Hindu. 2 June 2000. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
  3. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20000816022624/http://www.tamilstar.com/topnews/ajith9.shtml

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