|Directed by||K. Selva Bharathy|
|Produced by||Shots N' Stills Ltd|
|Screenplay by||K. Selva Bharathy|
|Story by||Trivikram Srinivas|
|Based on||Nuvvu Naaku Nachav (Telugu)|
|Music by||S. A. Rajkumar|
|Edited by||Original Editor:-|
V. T. Vijayan
Shots N' Stills Ltd
|Distributed by||Satya Movies|
Vaseegara (transl. Magical Charmer) is a 2003 Indian Tamil-language romantic comedy film directed by K. Selva Bharathy. It is the Tamil remake of the 2001 Telugu film, Nuvvu Naaku Nachav. The film featured Vijay, Sneha and Gayatri Jayaraman in the leading roles, while Vadivelu, Nassar and Manivannan played other pivotal roles. The film's title is based on a song from Minnale.
Bhoopathy (Vijay) is a happy-go-lucky youth from Pollachi who is sent by his father Mani Gounder (Manivannan) to stay with his best friend Vishwanathan (Nassar) at Villivakkam, Chennai, so that he can get a job and behave responsibly. Kattabomman (Vadivelu) is Vishwanathan's assistant who torments Bhoopathy right from the day they meet. Priya (Sneha), is Vishwanathan's daughter who is engaged to an NRI groom Prakash (Kamalesh). Priya and Bhoopathy are at loggerheads with each other and constantly fight and play pranks on each other. Soon, however, Priya falls for Bhoopathy. While Bhoopathy also loves Priya back, he realises that she is already engaged to another man and is also reminded of his father's words that he (Bhoopathy) should not make him (father) lose face with his friend under any circumstances. With this in mind, he starts to keep a distance from Priya and decides to return to Pollachi, only to be stopped by Vishwanathan.
Later, Priya, along with Bhoopathy and Priya's younger cousin sister Pappi, go to Ooty to attend the wedding of Priya's friend Asha (Gayatri Jayaraman). At Ooty, Bhoopathy attends the bachelor party of the groom Sriman (Sriman). While drunk, he reveals his feelings about Priya. After the marriage, Bhoopathy, Priya and Pappi, along with a photographer (Pandiarajan), go on a day-out to Black Thunder, where the photographer takes a photo of Bhoopathy and Priya holding hands. Bhoopathy keeps snubbing Priya and her romantic overtures to him during the trip as he is reminded of his promise to his father but cannot forget her.
On the day before Priya's wedding, Mani arrives in Chennai and finds out about the relationship between Bhoopathy and Priya. Later that night, Prakash and his family see the photo of Bhoopathy and Priya holding hands and Prakash's father (Nizhalgal Ravi) decides to call off the wedding unless Vishwanathan can pay ₹ 1 crore to him, which Vishwanathan refuses to do. When Vishwanathan confronts Priya, Priya's aunt (Suhasini Maniratnam), who is aware of the love Priya has for Bhoopathy as well as Bhoopathy's dilemma, reveals the truth to Vishwanathan. Meanwhile, Bhoopathy is at the railway station, trying to convince Prakash to marry Priya. Vishwanathan, who has also arrived at the railway station, sees this, and realising the true reasons behind Bhoopathy backing out over his love for Priya, sends Prakash and his family away and accepts Bhoopathy's relationship with Priya. In the end, Bhoopathy marries 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|
|Released||01 January 2003|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Label||The Best Audio|
|S. A. Rajkumar chronology|
|"Aaha Enparkal"||Shankar Mahadevan||P. Vijay|
|"Poopola Theepola"||Hariharan||Na. Muthukumar|
|"Oru Thadavai Sollvaya"||Hariharan, Chinmayi|
|"Marriage Endral"||Karthik||P. Vijay|
|"Nenjam Oru Murai"||Srinivas, Mahalakshmi Iyer|
|"Venaam Venaam"||Udit Narayan, Sadhana Sargam||Na. Muthukumar|
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. It was later dubbed in Hindi as Ek Aur Loafer by Wide Angle Media Pvt Ltd in 2013.
The satellite rights of the film were sold to Jaya TV.
- "A charming persona". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 27 November 2002.
- "Films add glamour to harvest festival". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 10 January 2003.
- Dhool Poised To Be Huge Hit