Unnaruge Naan Irundhal

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Unnaruge Naan Irundhal
Poster of Unnaruge Naan Irundhal.jpg
Directed bySelva
Produced byK. Muralidharan
V. Swaminathan
G. Venugopal
Written byMurthy Ramesh
Nagulan Ponnusamy (dialogues)
Screenplay bySelva
StarringR. Parthiban
Music byDeva
CinematographyR. Raghunatha Reddy
Edited bySuresh Urs
Lakshmi Movie Makers
Distributed byLakshmi Movie Makers
Release date
3 December 1999

Unnaruge Naan Irundhal (English: If I am with you nearby) is a 1999 Indian Tamil-language romantic comedy film directed by Selva. The film stars R. Parthiban and Meena played the lead roles. Manorama, Vadivelu, Vivek, and Anandaraj play supporting roles. Rambha played a guest appearance in this movie. The film has music by Deva, editing by Suresh Urs, and cinematography by R. Raghunatha Reddy. It released on 3 December 1999 and opened to mixed reviews from critics.


R. Parthiban plays a die-hard fan of Rambha and a self-interest governed taxi driver whose name is never revealed throughout the movie. Meena plays Mahalakshmi, the daughter of a "zamindar" who has lost all his money due to financial troubles; his death leaves Mahalakshmi with a lot of debts (over two lakhs worth). Parthiban is the taxi driver that drives Mahalakshmi's dead father's corpse back to her hometown. There, the people that Mahalakshmi is now indebted to by Anandaraj, who tortures Mahalakshmi with cruel words for being unable to pay the debt. Later, Parthiban helps Mahalakshmi out by giving his taxi in replace to her debt in order to save her at the point of time. However, the twist in the movie is that Parthiban irritates Mahalakshmi, though unwillingly, to get back his taxi as soon as possible. In the later part, Mahalakshmi falls in love with Parthiban for his continuous help and support towards Mahalakshmi. At that time Parthiban's dream girl actress, Rambha, comes for shooting in that palace, which makes Mahalakshmi very angry and jealous as all his attention has been diverted to Rambha. At the end of the shooting, Rambha tries to talk to Parthiban and Mahalakshmi and make them realize their love for each other. However, Mahalakshmi never sees any sign of Parthiban loving her and thus accepts to marry the villain (Anandaraj's) son to get back Parthiban's taxi and settle her debt. Eventually, Parthiban realizes his love for Mahalakshmi and tries to stop the wedding as the groom is also a bad guy who cheated Manorama's daughter. Finally the movie ends on a happy note with Mahalakshmi getting back all her money and property and leading a happy life with Parthiban.



Soundtrack was composed by Deva and lyrics were written by Palani Bharathi, Na. Muthukumar, Kalai Kumar, Subash, Thamarai. The soundtrack was released under the label "Saregama".[1]

Track Song Singer(s) Duration
1 "Chinna Chinna Poove" Sujatha 05:51
2 "Enthan Uyire Enthan Uyire" K. S. Chithra, Krishnaraj 06:07
3 "Podava Kattina" Shankar Mahadevan / Krishna Raj, Anuradha Sriram 06:08
4 "Poori Poori" Swarnalatha, Unni Menon 05:36
5 "Victoria Victoria" Anuradha Sriram, Naveen 05:30

Critical reception[edit]

Indolink wrote, "Unnaruge Naan Irundhal" is a painful rememberance(sic) that Nakkal & Nyaandi are here to stay in all of Parthi's forthcoming films. With the rather mediocre combination of Parthi & Director Selva, this quickie production's real highlights only involve Vadivelu & Vivek, which only reflects the sad state of films today."[2] Balaji B wrote "when the comedy works, as is the case with Unnaruge Naanirundhaal, it makes for a thoroughly enjoyable time, even compensating for other, more important factors.Here the comedy makes us look past the story, or lack thereof, and instead, we find ourselves frequently laughing at the lines, masterfully delivered by Parthiban."[3]


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