|Directed by||Manoj Kumar|
|Produced by||Manoj Kumar|
|Written by||V. Prabhakar,|
N. Raghu (dialogues)
|Story by||Manoj Kumar|
|Edited by||P. Mohan Raj|
Vaanavil (English: Rainbow) is a 2000 Indian Tamil-language drama film produced by Guru Films and directed by Manoj Kumar. The film casts Arjun, Prakash Raj, and Abhirami in the lead roles. The film released to mixed reviews and was an underperformer at the box office.
Surya (Arjun) and Prakash (Prakash Raj) meet Priya (Abhirami) in a train as strangers and become friends. Surya loves Priya, whereas Prakash lusts about her. Priya starts liking Surya. This makes Prakash envious, so he starts showing off his villainous image. The rest forms the story which rather forms a normal ending.
- Arjun as Surya IAS
- Prakash Raj as Prakash IPS
- Abhirami as Priya IAS
- Manivannan as Ramasamy
- Devan as Major Saravanan
- Lakshmi as Jayalakshmi IAS, District Collector and later Home Secretary
- Uma as Uma
- Indhu as Shivani
- Roopa Sree as Saravanan's wife
- Shanthi Williams as Priya's mother
- Santhana Bharathi
- Visu as himself (Special appearance)
- S. P. Balasubrahmanyam as Bakthavatchalam (Special appearance)
After Gurupaarvai, Manojkumar, brother-in-law of director Bharathiraja announced that his next project is titled "Vaanavil", and he would also produce this film under his production banner "Guru Films" titled after his previous film, the film was launched with much fanfare at the A.V.M. Studios. Many eminent persons of the film industry were present on the occasion. A.V.M. Saravanan, Producer K.R.G., distributor Sinthamani Murugeshan, hero Arjun, heroine Sakshi, director Bharathiraja, actor-director Pandiarajan, director P. Vasu, actor-director Partibhan and actress Rupasri were some of the V.I.P.s present to felicitate and wish director Manoj Kumar. Sakshi was initially announced as lead heroine but she was later replaced by Abhirami. The film was shot at locations in Chennai, Pollachi, Nagercoil and picturesque places in Switzerland.
|1||Velinattu Kaatru||Hariharan, Harini||04:37|
|2||Oh Penne Thamizh Penne||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Swarnalatha||05:17|
|3||Aasai Magane||Malaysia Vasudevan||05:56|
|4||Piraye Piraye||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||01:36|
|5||Kanni Koyil||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||03:20|
|6||Oh Penne Thamizh Penne II||Unni Menon, Swarnalatha||05:17|
|7||Holy Holy||Gopal Rao, Sujatha||05:16|
- "Film Review: Vaanavil". The Hindu. 3 November 2000. Retrieved 5 August 2012.