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Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa (2010)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 26 February 2010 (USA)
An aspiring filmmaker goes through the ups and downs of romance when he falls for a Christian woman who says she only wants to be friends.

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Karthik Sivakumar (as Young Superstar Silambarasan)
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Jessie Thekekuttu (as Trisha)
Ganesh ...
Ganesh
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Sivakumar (as Kitty)
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Joseph Thekekuttu
Uma Pathmanabhan ...
Karthik's mother
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Nandhini
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Himself
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Himself
Trisha Alex ...
Anupama
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At a Keralite Christian wedding, a young man in the audience watches mournfully as the woman of his dreams walks down the aisle. Flashback, a young wannabe filmmaker Kartik (Simbu) shares a house with a Keralite family, whose daughter Jessie (Trisha) he instantly falls in love with. After a few minor spurns, Kartik chases Jessie to her hometown and gradually begin a relationship. Trouble brews when her family finds out, leading to fist-cuffs, and Jessie's father fixing her marriage with a boy within the community. The couple continue to meet, but as his filmmaking career starts to take off, there is new friction in their relationship and a drastic step from Jessie. Written by Joyojeet Pal

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INR 140,000,000 (estimated)
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The voice over for the character Jessie was provided by Chinmayi, the famous playback singer See more »

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References Raging Bull (1980) See more »

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Kannukkul Kannai
Written by: Thamarai
Produced by: A.R. Rahman
Performed by: Naresh Iyer
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Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa?? - " the answer is NO"..
3 March 2010 | by (India) – See all my reviews

"Vinnaithaandi varuvaayaa" is a feel good romantic movie by Gautham Vasudev Menon starring simbu and trisha After a successful Vaaranam Aayiram GVM ventures into his next project Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa, focusing entirely on the best emotion in the world, LOVE, a subject that the brilliant director is known to handle with style, finesse, panache and a lot of heart. Although, VTV could have been an apt Valentine’s Day presentation, it nevertheless does not cease to impress the target audience, the YOUTH.VTV is all about falling in love, the emotions, confusions and the innumerable roller-coaster sensations associated with it. Karthik (Silambarasan), a mechanical engineer is an aspiring film director. It is love at first sight for this young man with his landlords daughter Jessy (Trisha), a Malayalee Christian and a computer professional. Karthik expresses his love to her in a quite unexpected manner but she does not accept it citing practical reasons. Notwithstanding her absence even for a short while, Karthik reaches Kerala along with his cinematographer friend Ganesh.He finds Jessy in the pretext of apologizing to her for his behavior but earns her friendship. The ensuing train trip to Chennai from Allapuzha paves way for a deeper bond between the two. Meanwhile Karthik rubs Jessy’s brother on the wrong side which creates a wedge between the two families and Karthiks family is made to vacate the premises. This triggers the hasty fixing of marriage for Jessy in Kerala. Needless to say, Karthik reaches there and what happens thereafter form the crux of Vinnaithaandi Varuavaayaa. The answers to questions like whether Karthik and Jessy unite in marriage or go their individual ways are narrated with a trademark Gautham Menon’s style.

This is the first time Gautham teams up with A R Rahman and his music has already scorched the charts and the songs are the strong pillars to the film.The movie is a visual treat and characters are so real to make people believe.On the flip side the narration is very slow and is not suitable for commercial audience.As for me i consider the movie as a emotional heartbreak and the best work by GVM ever. hats off!!!!9/10..


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