Unnai Naan Santhithen

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Unnai Naan Santhithen
Directed byK. Rangaraj
Produced byKovaithambi
Written byK. Rangaraj
StarringSivakumar
Sujatha
Suresh
Revathi
Music byIlaiyaraaja
CinematographyDinesh Baboo
Edited byR. Bhaskaran
B. Krishnakumar
Production
company
Motherland Pictures
Release date
  • 17 October 1984 (1984-10-17)
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Unnai Naan Santhithen (transl. I met you) is a 1984 Indian Tamil-language film written and directed by K. Rangaraj, and produced by Kovaithambi. The film stars Sivakumar, Sujatha, Suresh and Revathi in the lead roles. It was released on 17 October 1984 and became a success.

Plot[edit]

College student Indhu (Revathi) is the playful only child of Janaki (Sujatha). Indhu falls in love with fellow college student Murali (Suresh). Murali's father, Sabapathy (V. K. Ramasamy), and Janaki agree to their marriage but under the condition that both must graduate first. Indhu is worried about her Tamil exams as that's her weak subject. Sabapathy arranges for Indhu's professor, Raghuraman (Sivakumar) to tutor her. Raghuraman is shocked to see that Janaki is Indhu's mother and even more shocked when Indu mentions her deceased father as Captain Jagdeesh (Sarath Babu).

In the past, Janaki and Raghuraman were married. Janaki sang at stage shows with her friend Vijay (Mohan) and Raghuraman suspected the two of having an affair. Unable to stand her husband's suspicions, Janaki left him and found sanctuary with Captain Jagdeesh who was a widower with a young daughter, Indhu. When the captain died, Janaki raised Indhu and allowed her to believe that Janaki was her biological mother.

In the years of separation with Janaki, Raghuraman has realized the error of his ways and is sympathetic to her current situation. He agrees to keep their marriage a secret and the two grow closer again. Murali sees the two in an intimate situation and informs Indhu of this. Janaki is now forced to deal with her daughter's displeasure and the fall out that her relationship with Raghuraman has on her relationship with Indhu.

Cast[edit]

Adapted from opening credits:[1]

Production[edit]

Unnai Naan Santhithen was produced by Kovaithambi under Motherland Pictures, and was the fourth directorial venture of K. Rangaraj,[3] who also wrote the screenplay. Editing was handled by R. Bhaskaran and B. Krishnakumar, and cinematography by Dinesh Baboo, while Aaroor Dass wrote the dialogues.[1] For one song sequence, Revathi had to sport a dress made from feather.[4]

Soundtrack[edit]

The soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[5] The song "Unnai Kaanum Neram", written by M. G. Vallabhan, attained popularity.[6] Although not the last song written to be written by Kannadasan before his death, it was the last to be released.[7] It is set in Kalyani raga,[8] and "Hey I Love You" is set in Natabhairavi.[9]

Tracklist[10]
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Devan Thantha Veenai"KannadasanS. P. Balasubrahmanyam 
2."Unnai Kaanum Neram"M. G. VallabhanK. J. Yesudas, Vani Jairam 
3."Thaalaatu Maari" (female)VairamuthuS. Janaki 
4."Thaalaatu Maari" (male)VairamuthuIlaiyaraaja 
5."Devan Thantha Veenai" (duet)KannadasanS. Janaki, P. Jayachandran 
6."Hey I Love You"MuthulingamK. J. Yesudas, Vani Jairam 

Release[edit]

Unnai Naan Santhithen was released on 17 October 1984.[7] The film became a success, running for 150 days in theatres,[3] besides earning a good name for Rangaraj in the Tamil film industry.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Unnai Naan Santhithen (motion picture) (in Tamil). Motherland Pictures. 1984. Opening credits, from 0:00 to 2:53.
  2. ^ M, Athira (30 July 2015). "Making the right choice". The Hindu. Retrieved 16 December 2019.
  3. ^ a b "மணிரத்னம் டைரக்ஷனில் இதயக்கோயில்". Maalai Malar (in Tamil). 3 July 2016. Archived from the original on 3 January 2019. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  4. ^ Ramesh, Neeraja; Sridharan, Srimathi (22 November 2018). "Why small screen is a made-up world". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 4 January 2019. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  5. ^ Ilaiyaraaja (1984). "Unnai Naan Sandhitthen". Bollywood Vinyl. Echo Records. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  6. ^ "மீன்கொடி தேரில் வலம் வந்த மன்மதராஜனின் நினைவலைகள்!". Kungumam (in Tamil). 3 November 2017. Archived from the original on 4 January 2019. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  7. ^ a b "கவியரசர் கண்ணதாசனின் கடைசிப் பாடல்" [The last song of Kannadasan, the king of poets]. Thinakaran (in Tamil). 8 October 2013. Archived from the original on 4 January 2019. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  8. ^ Sundararaman 2007, p. 127.
  9. ^ Sundararaman 2007, p. 131.
  10. ^ "Unnai Naan Santhithen (1984)". Music India Online. Archived from the original on 4 January 2019. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  11. ^ Ramji, V. (24 April 2018). "'15 படங்கள் ஹிட்...' - 'உதயகீதம்' கே.ரங்கராஜ் - 15 வருடங்களுக்குப் பிறகு மனம் திறக்கிறார்". Kamadenu. Archived from the original on 4 January 2019. Retrieved 4 January 2019.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Sundararaman (2007) [2005]. Raga Chintamani: A Guide to Carnatic Ragas Through Tamil Film Music (2nd ed.). Pichhamal Chintamani.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

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