Enakku 20 Unakku 18

Enakku 20 Unakku 18 (Tamil: எனக்கு 20 உனக்கு 18; English: I am 20, You are 18) is a 2003 Indian Tamil romantic comedy film written and directed by Jyothi Krishna. The film stars Tarun Kumar, Trisha, and Shriya Saran, in the lead roles. The film was also simultaneously shot and released in Telugu as Nee Manasu Naaku Telusu (English: I know your heart) with Sunil and Tanikella Bharani reprising the roles played by Vivek and Manivannan, respectively. The film's score and soundtrack are composed by A. R. Rahman. This film marks the Tamil debut of Shriya Saran.

Enakku 20 Unakku 18
Enakku 20 Unakku 18 poster.jpg
DVD of Tamil version
Directed byJyothi Krishna
Produced byA. M. Rathnam
Written byJyothi Krishna
StarringTarun Kumar
Trisha
Shriya Saran
Music byA. R. Rahman
CinematographyR. Ganesh
Edited byKola Bashkar
Distributed bySri Surya Movies
Release date
  • 6 December 2003 (2003-12-06)
Running time
158 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil
Telugu

PlotEdit

Sridhar (Tarun) is a final year degree student and gets selected in the campus selections for studies abroad. He goes to Mumbai for an interview and in his return finds Preeti (Trisha) and loses his heart to her. Sridhar comes to know that Preeti was about to join in degree and Preeti learns that he was a final year degree student. Sridhar is an ardent cricket fan, so is Preeti, while Sridhar is also a good football player. The principal of the college appoints a coach called Reshma (Shriya), who is also a student, for the football team led by Sridhar. Sridhar tries his best to trace Preeti by visiting several women's colleges, while Preeti also watches for Sridhar at the men's college. Accidentally, Preeti helps Sridhar's mother, when she had a heart attack. In order to find Preeti at any cost, Sridhar goes to the LB Stadium, where a cricket match is in progress and gets injuries in a bomb blast in the stadium. Just before the blast, both Preeti and Sridhar find each other but could not meet due to the blast.

Later Preeti's parents convince her to agree for a marriage and tell her to forget about the boy she was searching. At the same time, Sridhar's mother also tells him to concentrate on studies and go abroad to complete his studies. At this juncture, Sridhar comes to know that Preeti was staying just behind his house, when her parents come to his house to inform that she is getting married. Sridhar's gang participates in an inter-college football match and wins the cup. Before his return, Sridhar's mother suffers yet another heart attack and Preeti's father admits her in the hospital. Then they come to know that Sridhar's brother-in-law was behind bars for no fault of his and Preeti helps him to come out of the case. Meanwhile, Sridhar's mother passes away. Later Sridhar's brother-in-law gets another job and the family leaves for Bangalore. Sridhar feels lonely so, he decides to go abroad. After three years, Sridhar returns from abroad to find Preeti in the same compartment. To his surprise, Preeti is still unmarried and they unite.

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

Trisha had signed the film before any of her other films had released.[1] For one song, 260 shots were taken and picturised at 90 locations in Chennai and Hyderabad.[2]

ReleaseEdit

The Hindu wrote, "certain scenes have appreciable depth while some are downright superficial and predictable" and that the film was "absorbing in parts, spontaneous in spurts, natural at times and clichéd now and then".[3] Karthiga Rukmanykanthan of the Sri Lankan newspaper Daily News labelled it as "strictly for youth" and a "perfect choice".[4]

SoundtrackEdit

Enakku 20 Unakku 18 / Nee Manasu Naaku Telusu
Soundtrack album by
Released10 October 2003
RecordedPanchathan Record Inn
GenreFilm soundtrack
LabelFive Star Audio / Aditya Music
ProducerA.R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman chronology
Warriors of Heaven and Earth
(2003)
Enakku 20 Unakku 18 / Nee Manasu Naaku Telusu
(2003)
Kangalal Kaidhu Sei
(2003)

The soundtrack was composed by A. R. Rahman. Lyrics were written by Pa. Vijay for the Tamil version. The same set of vocalists were used for the both versions, except for two songs. Mano and Unnikrishnan were replaced by S. P. B. Charan and Venkat Prabhu in the Tamil version of the song "Snehitude Unte", titled Oru Nanban Irundhal. Sriram Parthasarathy was replaced by Srinivas in the Tamil version of the song "Masthura", titled Asathura.

Tamil Soundtrack

The soundtrack features 6 songs composed by A. R. Rahman.

Song Artist(s) Length
"Askava" Surjo Bhattacharya, Shreya Ghoshal 5:23
"Sandhippoma" Unni Menon, Annupamaa, Chinmayee 5:32
"Kama Kama" Annupamaa, Aparna, Kunal Ganjawala, Blaaze, George Peter 4:37
"Oru Nanban Irundhal" S. P. B. Charan, Venkat Prabhu, Chinmayee 4:19
"Yedho Yedho" Karthik, Gopika Poornima 5:43
"Asathura" Srinivas, Chitra Sivaraman, Mathangi, George Peter 5:04
Telugu Soundtrack
Song Artist(s) Length
"Andani Andam Askava" Surjo Bhattacharya, Shreya Ghoshal 5:23
"Kalusukundama" Chinmayi, Unni Menon 5:32
"Kama Kama" Anupama, Aparna, Kunal Ganjawala, Blaaze, George Peter 4:37
"Snehitude Unte" Chinmayi, Mano, Unnikrishnan 4:19
"Edho Edho Naalo" Karthik, Gopika Poornima 5:43
"Masthura Masthura" Sriram Parthasarathy, Chitra Sivaraman, Mathangi, George Peter 5:04

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "An offer she couldn't refuse". The Hindu. 3 June 2002. Retrieved 4 August 2012.
  2. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20040102081316/http://www.chennaionline.com/location/en20.asp
  3. ^ "Enakku 20 Unakku 18". The Hindu. 12 December 2003. Retrieved 4 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Film for young filmgoers". Daily News. 21 January 2004. Archived from the original on 21 October 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-04.

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