|Directed by||K. Selva Bharathy|
|Produced by||Shots N' Stills Ltd|
K. Selva Bharathy |
(screenplay & Dialogue)
|Story by||Trivikram Srinivas|
|Music by||S. A. Rajkumar|
N. Ganesh Kumar
V. T. Vijayan
Shots N' Stills Ltd
|Distributed by||Satya Movies|
Vaseegara (English: Magical Charmer) is a 2003 Tamil romantic comedy film directed by K. Selva Bharathy, which is a remake of the successful 2001 Telugu film, Nuvvu Naaku Nachav. The film featured Vijay and Sneha in the leading roles, while Vadivelu, Nassar and Manivannan played other pivotal roles.
The film released on 15 January 2003 to positive reviews and was a commercial success at the box office. It was later dubbed in Hindi as Ek Aur Loafer by Wide Angle Media Pvt Ltd in 2013. The Telugu movie was also remade into Bengali titled, Majnu, directed by Rajiv Kumar Biswas, starring Hiran, Shrabanti.
Bhoopathy (Vijay) is a happy-go-lucky person who is very relaxed in life, as shown when he falls asleep in a train and misses his station. He goes to Villivakkam in search of Vishwanathan (Nassar), who is his father Mani's (Manivannan) best friend. Kattabomman (Vadivelu) is Vishwanathan's assistant who torments Bhoopathy right from the day they meet. Vishwanathan's first daughter Priya (Sneha) initially hates Bhoopathy, and they are at constant loggerheads at each other. When Priya's aunt (Suhasini Maniratnam) is going to leave, they again fight and the same old revenge story takes place. Soon, however, Priya falls for Bhoopathy. When Bhoopathy comes to know about this, he is reminded of his father's words that he should not make him ask forgiveness to his friend under any circumstances. Although Bhoopathy also likes Priya, he controls his emotions and keeps silent. He tries to leave but is caught by Vishwanathan and is forced to come back. Priya receives a call from her friend to come to her wedding. On the insistence of Priya's younger sister, Vishwanathan sends Bhoopathy along with them. There the groom Sriman (Sriman) makes him drunk and he reveals his feelings about Priya. They become friends soon. Then they all go to Black Thunder and a photographer (Pandiarajan) they meet takes a photo of Bhoopathy and Priya holding hands. Bhoopathy keeps avoiding Priya as he is reminded of his promise to his father but cannot forget her. Soon the groom's family arrives, and around the same time, Mani arrives. Eventually, while the marriage preparations are going strong, the groom's father (Nizhalgal Ravi) finds the photo, and the wedding is called off. In the railway station, Bhoopathy tries to convince the groom but in vain. After a few dilemmas by Priya's mother (Meera Krishnan) and aunt, Vishwanathan arrives at the railway station to see Bhoopathy arguing with the groom's family and forces the groom to leave. He finds out the true reasons behind Bhoopathy's backing out and finally unites him with Priya.
- Vijay as Bhoopathy
- Sneha as Priya
- Gayatri Jayaraman as Asha
- Vadivelu as Kattabomman
- Manivannan as Mani Gounder
- Nassar as Vishwanathan
- Pandiarajan as Photographer
- Suhasini Mani Ratnam as Priya's aunt
- Sriman as Sriman
- Kamalesh as Prakash
- Nizhalgal Ravi as Prakash's father
- Meera Krishnan as Priya's mother
- Vasu Vikram as Priya's uncle
- Mayilswamy as Prakash's uncle
- Bonda Mani as Auto Driver
K. Selva Bharathy, who had worked previously with Vijay in Ninaithen Vandhai and Priyamaanavale, opted to remake the 2001 Telugu hit Nuvvu Naaku Nachav into Tamil with his previous film Priyamaanavale's cast Vijay and Simran. But Sneha was signed on to be a part of the film after becoming one of the Tamil film industry's most sought after actresses during 2001 and 2002. Gayatri Jayaraman was also signed on to play a supporting role.
|Soundtrack album by S. A. Rajkumar|
|Released||01 January 2003|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Label||The Best Audio|
|S. A. Rajkumar chronology|
|"Aaha Enparkal"||Shankar Mahadevan|
|"Oru Thadavai Sollvaya"||Hariharan, Chinmayi|
|"Nenjam Oru Murai"||Srinivas, Mahalakshmi Iyer|
|"Venaam Venaam"||Udit Narayan, Sadhana Sargam|
The film grossed ₹8 crore during its lifetime due to mixed reviews from critics. Sify gave 3 stars out of 5 and stated "Vaseegara is Romantic-Comedy entertainment that leaves you with a smile on your face", calling it "a perfect outing with your family this festival season". NowRunning.com stated "I strongly believe Vijay has never been so hilarious before [...] all the characters have done their part well, especially Puppy" and rated 3 stars out of 5. The movie opened alongside several prominent films such as the Vikram starrer Dhool and the Kamal Haasan-Madhavan starrer Anbe Sivam incurring ₹5 crore loss.
- "A charming persona". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 2002-11-27.
- "Films add glamour to harvest festival". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 2003-01-10.
- Dhool Poised To Be Huge Hit
- "Dhool Poised To Be Huge Hit". Rediff. 2003-01-23. Retrieved 2012-08-06.
- Vaseegara loss estimated at Rs.5 crore