Yaaradi Nee Mohini

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Yaaradi Nee Mohini
Directed by Mithran Jawahar
Produced by Dr. K. Vimalageetha
Written by Selvaraghavan
Based on Aadavari Matalaku Ardhale Verule  
by Selvaraghavan
Starring Dhanush
Karthik Kumar
K. Viswanath
Saranya Mohan
Music by Yuvan Shankar Raja
Cinematography Siddarth
Edited by Kola Bhaskar
R. K. Productions
Distributed by R. K. Productions
Release dates
  • 4 April 2008 (2008-04-04)[1]
Running time
173 minutes
Country India
Language Tamil

Yaaradi Nee Mohini (English: Who are you, beautiful woman) is a 2008 Tamil family drama film directed by Mithran Jawahar. The film, remake of the 2007 Telugu hit film Aadavari Matalaku Arthale Verule, directed by Selvaraghavan that starred Venkatesh and Trisha Krishnan, stars Dhanush, Selvaraghavan's brother, and Nayantara in lead roles, whilst Karthik Kumar, Raghuvaran, legendary Telugu film director K. Vishwanath, Karunas and Saranya Mohan play supporting roles. The music for the film was scored by Yuvan Shankar Raja. The title of the film is derived from a song from the 1958 Sivaji Ganesan-Padmini starrer Uthama Puthiran. It was Raghuvaran's last film before his death on 19 March 2008.

Yaaradi Nee Mohini was released on 4 April 2008, becoming highly successful at the box office, emerging as one of the highest grossing Tamil films of the year. The film also received seven nominations at the 56th Filmfare Awards South.


Vasu(Dhanush) is from a middle-class family. He makes several bids to obtain employment but all goes in vain due to his poor language skills and inadequate educational qualifications. All his friends settle in life, but he continues to struggle in finding employment.Vasu has two faithful friends in Cheenu (Karthik Kumar), and Ganesh (Karunaas). His father (Raghuvaran), who is a teacher, is always critical of him for being an irresponsible person. This just added to his list of woes.

At this juncture,Vasu catches a glimpse of a woman named Keerthi (Nayanthara), and immediately falls in love with her. He learns that she works for a software solutions firm. Luckily for him,Vasu finally secures employment in the same firm. Keerthi eventually turns out to be a short-tempered young woman. On a business trip,Vasu accompanies her along with two other colleagues (Jeeva and Manobala), to Australia. Here he reveals his feelings of love to her. She immediately turns him down, saying that she comes from an orthodox family, and her marriage has already been arranged with her uncle's son.

A depressed Vasu returns to India thereafter. Unable to see his son in depression, his father decides to meet Keerti. She abuses him for recommending his son's love, and accidentally slaps both Vasu and his father. Later that night, Vasu's father dies of a heart attack. In order to help change Vasu's mood, Cheenu manages to persuade him to come along to his family house in the country. Coincidentally, on the train journey, Keerthi is revealed to be the fiancee of Cheenu. However, their grandfather's (K. Viswanath) thoughts of getting them married earlier are put aside because Cheenu and Keerthi leave the house to have their own identity. This causes heartburn to their grandfather.

With the passing of a few days, the parents of Keerthi and Cheenu decide to get them married to appease their grandfather. After several turns of events, Keerthi realizes that she is in love with Vasu instead. When Vasu asks her to forget him, during a midnight meeting, because he believes that it would create problems in their happy family, Cheenu himself overhears their conversation. During the wedding, Cheenu tries to force Vasu and Keerthi to confess their relationship to everyone who is present. But when they hesitate to do so, Cheenu stops the marriage himself, by lying to his elders that he has a secret wife in Chennai. When Cheenu comes under fire from his relatives,Vasu tells them the truth, and is driven out of the house. He is joined only by the grandma of the house, who agrees to accompany him as she reminds Vasu of his late father.

In time, the rest of Cheenu and Keerthi's family comes to stay with him for a few days. But Cheenu's grandfather refuses to enter the house, telling Vasu he is still angry with him, and needs time to change himself somehow. The movie ends when Vasu and Keerthi became a happy couple and live together happily.[2]


Character map of remakes[edit]

Aadavari Matalaku Ardhale Verule
Telugu (2007)
Yaaradi Nee Mohini
Tamil (2008)
Anthu Inthu Preethi Banthu
Kannada (2008)
100% Love
Bengali (2012)
(Aditya Babu)
(Trisha Krishnan)
(Divya Spandana)
(Koel Mallick)
(Karthik Kumar)
(Harish Raj)
Ganesh's father
(Kota Srinivasa Rao)
Vasu's father
Shivu's father
(Srinivasa Murthy)
Keerthi's grandfather
(K. Viswanath)
Keerthi's grandfather
(K. Viswanath)

Preethi's father

(Saranya Mohan)
Ganesh's colleague
Vasu's colleague
Item Number (I)
(Meghna Naidu)
Item Number (I)
(Rachana Maurya)
Item Number (II)
(Mumaith Khan)
Item Number (I)


Yaaradi Nee Mohini
Yaaradi Nee Mohini.jpg
Soundtrack album by Yuvan Shankar Raja
Released 9 February 2008 (2008-02-09)
Recorded 2007
Genre Film soundtrack
Label Think Music
Producer Yuvan Shankar Raja
Yuvan Shankar Raja chronology
Yaaradi Nee Mohini
Anthu Inthu Preethi Banthu

The music of Yaaradi Nee Mohini was scored by Yuvan Shankar Raja, who had composed the music for the original film as well. The first release of the soundtrack, released on 9 February 2008, contained 5 tracks, which were all retained from the original version with the song "Manasa Manninchamma" missing initially. As later a remixed song ("Paalakattu Pakkathile"; remixed by D. Imman, though initially Yuvan Shankar Raja was reported to be the composer [3]) was recorded and included in the film, the producers decided to bring out a second release. This release, however, features 16 tracks overall, including the earlier released 5 songs, two more versions of the song "Engeyo Paartha" (sung by Udit Narayan and Naveen, respectively), two more remixes of the song "Paalakattu Pakkathile" (remixed by Dharan), the Tamil version of "Manasa Manninchamma", "Penne Ennai Kodu", the song "The Person Is The Looser" [sic], which runs during the opening credits apart from 4 "film score tracks". The lyrics were provided by Na. Muthukumar.

No. Song Singers Length (m:ss)
1 "Engeyo Paartha" Udit Narayan 5:27
2 "Oh! Baby Oh! Baby" Haricharan, Naveen, Andrea Jeremiah, Bhargavi 5:44
3 "Oru Naalaikkul" Karthik, Rita 5:45
4 "Vennmegam" Hariharan 4:40
5 "Nenjai Kasakki" Udit Narayan, Suchitra 5:11


The satellite rights of the film were sold to Sun TV.[4]

Box office[edit]

Yaaradi Nee Mohini had taken the best ever opening for a Selvaraghavan film. The film was the second most successful of the year.[5]


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