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Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa (2010)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 26 February 2010 (USA)
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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.


Gautham Menon (as Gautham Vasudev Menon)


Gautham Menon
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Credited cast:
T.R. Silambarasan ... Karthik Sivakumar (as Young Superstar Silambarasan)
Trisha Krishnan ... Jessie Thekekuttu (as Trisha)
Vtv Ganesh Vtv Ganesh ... Ganesh (as Ganesh)
Raja Krishnamoorthy Raja Krishnamoorthy ... Sivakumar (as Kitty)
Babu Antony ... Joseph Thekekuttu
Uma Pathmanabhan ... Karthik's mother
Lakshmi Ramakrishnan ... Jessie's mother
Samantha Ruth Prabhu ... Nandhini
Naga Chaitanya Akkineni ... Self
K.S. Ravikumar ... Self
Trisha Alex Trisha Alex ... Anupama
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Janani Iyer ... Assistant Director
Pradeep Kottayam ... George Uncle

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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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A different love story, yet again. See more »


Drama | Romance


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For the film-within-the-film the main character hires Naga Chaitanya Akkineni and Samantha Ruth Prabhu (stars of the Telugu version) to portray himself and his love interest. While in the Telugu version, the roles are reversed and the stars of this film portrayed the 'actors' for the 'film'. See more »


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An Unusual Romantic Masterpiece
4 March 2010 | by KasinathCRSee all my reviews

Vinnai Thaandi Varuvaayaa(shortly "VTV")created a big buzz before its release but once it was released some of the audiences were pretty much disappointed by it but certain audiences like me or in my age group(20-25) loved the movie so much. The fact that it was typically a Gautham Vasudev Menon film and so i went in to the theater not expecting a big "Mass" opening song and lengthy dialogues to boast the hero's image but a decent reality film with excellent cinematography(Hats off Manoj Paramahamsa) and beautiful songs("Oscar Winner" A.R.Rahman Rocks!). I wasn't disappointed at all and i had a pretty good time observing the chemistry between Karthik(A Good-Looking Smart Silambarasan worth his title of "Young Superstar")and Jesse(A Ravishing Trisha)and what are all the phases they go through throughout the entire movie till the climax.

I was deeply moved by the situations that the lead are put to that tests their strength of love rather vaguely. Songs are the biggest plus for the movie and with A.R.R at the helm you can't expect anything less than a riveting music and an excellent BGM. A.R.R. shines in both these with his usual trademark. Whoever says whatever about the movie nobody can take back that VTV is indeed a different attempt in modern day Love stories. Want to know why? Just go for it! You'll enjoy the most if you see this with your lover by your side!

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