Aarumaname is a 2009 Tamil action drama film directed by Sudheesh Sankar. The film features Deepak, Nicole and Karthika Mathew in lead roles, with Ganja Karuppu, Sudheer Sukumaran, Rajesh, Ponvannan, Sriman and Anand playing supporting roles. The film, produced by K. S. Rajan and R. S. Valsala Rajan, had musical score by Srikanth Deva and was released on 31 July 2009.[1][2][3][4]

Directed bySudheesh Sankar
Produced byK. S. Rajan
R. S. Valsala Rajan
Written byDinesh Pallath (dialogues)
Screenplay bySudheesh Sankar
Story byDinesh Pallath
Music bySrikanth Deva
Edited byV. Jai Sankar
Al Shola Productions
Release date
  • 31 July 2009 (2009-07-31)
Running time
135 minutes


The film begins with Vaithi (Deepak) running to save his elder brother Moorthy (Sriman) from the goons. Upon his arrival, Moorthy is seriously wounded and covered with blood.

Vaithi lived with his father, Arunachalam (Rajesh), a retired teacher, his mother, and his brother Moorthy. Moorthy was a successful CPWD engineer and the pride of Arunachalam, while Vaithi was a kind-hearted auto-driver and was hated by Arunachalam. Moorthy, being an incorruptible engineer, attracted the anger of Ratnavel (Sudheer Sukumaran) and Rajadurai (Ponvannan), who were constantly trying to bribe him to get his approval for a project. In the meantime, Vaithi and Anandhi (Nicole), sister of Ratnavel and Rajadurai, fell in love with each other. The circumstances forced Moorthy to get married with Thenmozhi (Mythili), but he didn't like her.

Back to the present, Moorthy dies in the arms of Vaithi, but before dying, he pronounces the name Kadambari. Vaithi suspects Ratnavel and Rajadurai for killing his brother. A few days later, a woman (Karthika Mathew) with a baby introduces to Vaithi as Kadambari and reveals that she was Moorthy's secret wife. By pity, Vaithi accommodates them in Moorthy's outhouse. The whole village talks ill about Kadambari and Vaithi's relationship, but Vaithi keeps the secret and takes the insults of the village. Vaithi is now disowned by his father, Arunachalam, and his girlfriend has broken up with him. One day, Periyasamy (Ganja Karuppu), who witnessed his brother's murder, reveals that the killer was Kadambari's brother Boopathy (Anand), a criminal. What transpires next forms the rest of the story.



Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack
ProducerSrikanth Deva
Srikanth Deva chronology

The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Srikanth Deva. The soundtrack, released in 2009, features 6 tracks with lyrics written by Snehan, Kabilan and Dr. Kruthiya.[5]

Track Song Singer(s) Duration
1 "Maanattam Mayilattam" Naveen Madhav 5:40
2 "Chithiram Pesuthadi" Harish Raghavendra, Sadhana Sargam 5:32
3 "Aara Aariro" Karthik 5:28
4 "Yaro Yaro" Vijay 5:21
5 "Naan Kadhalikiren" Shweta Mohan, Udit Narayan 5:10
6 "Aara Aariro" Shweta Mohan 4:59


The film received mainly negative reviews with a critic stating, "Aaru Maname is a film that would make at least make it successful if ‘Theatre Projector operator’ lays his hands on the reel" but added that, "Karthika is the only solace to all the audiences".[6] Behindwoods.com wrote, "Aaru Maname is a poorly mixed cocktail concoction that gives you an instant hangover followed by other mental complications upon consumption" and rated it 1 out of 5 stars.[7] While another critic rated it 3 out of 5 stars and said, "Though the film had its own share of flaws, overall it has been a good attempt by the debutante team".[8]


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