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Enakku Vaaitha Adimaigal (English: The Slaves Destined To Me) is a 2017 Indian Tamil comedy drama film written and directed by Mahendran Rajamani and produced by Shan Sutharsan. The film stars Jai and Pranitha in the leading roles, while Karunakaran, Kaali Venkat and Naveen George Thomas portray supporting roles. Featuring music composed by Santhosh Dhayanidhi and cinematography by Mahesh Muthuswami, the film began production during June 2016 and released on 2 February 2017.[1]

Enakku Vaaitha Adimaigal
Enakku Vaaitha Adimaigal poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byMahendran Rajamani
Produced byShan Sutharsan
Written byMahendran Rajamani
StarringJai
Pranitha
Karunakaran
Kaali Venkat
Naveen George Thomas
Music bySanthosh Dhayanidhi
CinematographyMahesh Muthuswami
Edited byGopi Krishna
Production
company
Release date
  • 2 February 2017 (2017-02-02)
Running time
134 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Contents

PlotEdit

The film revolves around Krishna (Jai), who works in an IT company. He has three friends: Ramesh (Karunakaran), a bank cashier; Moideen (Kaali Venkat), an auto driver; and Sowmya (Naveen George Thomas), a call center executive. Krishna goes on a vacation with his colleagues, where he falls in love with his fellow colleague Divya (Pranitha). Everything goes fine in the initial few days, and their love life is a bliss. One day, Divya breaks up with Krishna, citing a reason that she is going to marry someone else. Krishna gets heartbroken and depressed, so he consults a psychiatrist named Muthu Vinayagam (Thambi Ramaiah) for counsel. Muthu listens to Krishna's story and advises him to get in touch with his friends whenever he feels depressed. As a result, Krishna reaches out to his three friends, who turn out to be busy with their personal lives and do not pay heed to his words. Krishna becomes dejected, rents a lodge, and gets drunk. He calls up his friends and threatens them that he is about to commit suicide. Realizing that their friend is in serious trouble, they immediately act upon to reach out to him. As they are unaware of his location, they are not able to find him. During the search process, all three of them get into various troubles for no fault of their own. Despite the troubles, will they be able to reach out to their friend and stop his suicide constitutes the rest of the story.

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

In March 2016, Mahendran Rajamani and Vansan Movies held discussions with actors Siddharth, Nakul and Thaman about casting them in a script titled Enakku Vaaitha Adimaigal. Despite Thaman's announcement that the trio would reunite again after Boys (2003), the project failed to materialise.[2] Soon after, Vansan Movies announced that they had instead signed on actor Jai to be a part of a film in early June 2016.[3][4] Pranitha joined the team to portray the lead actress, while Karunakaran, Kaali Venkat and theatre actor Naveen were selected to portray Jai's friends. Thambi Ramaiah and Rajendran were also bought in to portray characters in the film, with the latter copying the body language of American actor Dwayne Johnson for his role.[5] The film was officially launched on 22 June 2016, with a poster of the film released depicting the technical crew as a part of a WhatsApp group conversation.[6][7] The film was shot extensively in the final quarter of 2016 across Kodaikanal and Puducherry.[8][9] In December 2016, Santhanam shot for a cameo appearance in the film.[10]

ReleaseEdit

The film was initially announced to be releasing on 14 January 2017, during the Pongal holidays in Tamil Nadu, but was later delayed after most screens were handed to the Vijay-starrer Bairavaa. The film was subsequently released on 2 February, with the team gaining a "U" certificate from the censor board.[11]

ReceptionEdit

Sify.com called the film "a slow paced comedy entertainer, which evokes some laughter at a few places" stating that Mahendran Rajamani "has some sharp and funny dialogues" but "however, his direction lacks the punch and pace required for such a multi-layered film".[12] Likewise, The New Indian Express wrote "a promising work of a debutant maker, the film could have done with more punch and fizz" adding that "the dialogue is laced with sparkling one-liners which to an extent manages to keep the narration lively".[13] The critic from Times of India compared the film to Kappal (2014), while giving the film a mixed review.[13]

SoundtrackEdit

Enakku Vaaitha Adimaigal
Soundtrack album by
Released26 December 2016
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length11:07
LabelVansan Music
Divo
ProducerSanthosh Dhayanidhi
Santhosh Dhayanidhi chronology
Mo
(2016)
Enakku Vaaitha Adimaigal
(2016)
Kattappava Kanom
(2017)

Santhosh Dhayanidhi was signed on as music composer and revealed that the director had given him a brief of producing "an anthem kind of number on friendship". Looking for a renowned singer, Santosh requested Anirudh Ravichander to sing that particular song in the film. The soundtrack also features a gaana number sung by Jagan, a YouTube find and a melody song by Haricharan and Jonita Gandhi.[14] The audio rights of the film was acquired by Vansan Music, a subsidiary of the production house, and the complete album was released on 26 December 2016.

Tamil (Original)
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Ondroduthan Ondroga"KabilanAnirudh Ravichander, Santhosh Dhayanidhi, Chennai Boys Choir3:28
2."Kannadi Poovukku"KabilanHaricharan, Jonita Gandhi3:59
3."Mannenna Vepenna"Comedy Bazaar MaranDolak Jagan, Mukesh, Chennai Boys Choir3:40

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jai's 'Enakku Vaaitha Adimaigal' to release on February 2". Sify.com. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Siddharth to team up with Nakul for a film which would feature Thaman's music". Behindwoods.com. 2016-03-23. Retrieved 2016-10-28.
  3. ^ "Jai combines with a debut director". Deccanchronicle.com. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  4. ^ "IndiaGlitz - Vansan Movies Shaun Sudharshan launches new film with Jai in lead role - Tamil Movie News". Indiaglitz.com. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Rajendran as Karuppu Rock! - Times of India". indiatimes.com. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
  6. ^ "Jai teams up with Pranitha". Deccanchronicle.com. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Pranitha is the heroine for Jai". Nowrunning.com. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  8. ^ "Story is her priority over language". newindianexpress.com. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
  9. ^ "When Pranitha trekked during the shoot - Times of India". indiatimes.com. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
  10. ^ "Santhanam to play a cameo in Jai's Enakku Vaaitha Adimaigal". behindwoods.com. 26 December 2016. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
  11. ^ "Jai's 'Enakku Vaaitha Adimaigal' to release on February 2". sify.com. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
  12. ^ "Review : Enakku Vaaitha Adimaigal review: Laid-back comedy entertainer". sify.com. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
  13. ^ a b "Enakku Vaaitha Adimaigal Review {2/5}: The film feels like a spiritual cousin to Kappal, which released a couple of years ago". indiatimes.com. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
  14. ^ "Music composer Santhosh Dhayanidhi on Anirudh singing in Enakku Vaaitha Adimaigal". behindwoods.com. 12 September 2016. Retrieved 3 February 2017.

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