Enna Solla Pogirai (transl. What are you going to say?) is a 2022 Indian Tamil-language romantic comedy film written and directed by A. Hariharan. The film stars Ashwin Kumar Lakshmikanthan, Teju Ashwini and Avantika Mishra, with Pugazh, Delhi Ganesh, Subbu Panchu and Swaminathan in supporting roles. It was released on 13 January 2022.

Enna Solla Pogirai
Theatrical release poster
Directed byA. Hariharan
Written byA. Hariharan
Produced byR. Ravindran
StarringAshwin Kumar Lakshmikanthan
Teju Ashwini
Avantika Mishra
CinematographyRichard M. Nathan
Edited byJ. A. Mathivathanan[1]
Music byVivek–Mervin
Production
company
Release date
  • 13 January 2022 (2022-01-13)
Running time
146 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Plot edit

RJ Vikram, who is engaged to Anjali, soon learns about her wish to marry a man who was once in a serious relationship. Having never been in love before, Vikram proceeds to tell Anjali a false story about his first and only love. Having heard the story, Anjali wishes to meet his ex to understand her side of the story as she feels a magic in it and wants to write a book about his love story. Vikram, with the help of his friend Chitti tries to find a suitable girl to act as his fake ex-girlfriend.

One day, while watching a play he saw Preethi, a stage artist and dancer, and finds her as the suitable one. However, Preethi dismisses his plea in spite of his continuous requests. Then we get to know Preethi's side who is living with her aged grandfather and younger brother. Not able to handle the pressure from her grandfather to get married, she makes a deal with Vikram that he must act as her boyfriend and she would act as his former girlfriend.The plan goes successfully. Anjali forms a good bond with Preethi (whom she thinks as Vikram ex) and they hang out along with Vikram and Preethi. At this stage, Vikram and Preethi feels they are getting attracted to each other. After a party, Vikrams kisses Preethi in a lift out of repulse. At the same time Anjali confesses that she loves him.

At this point, Vikram, Preethi and Anjali get entangled in love triangle. Finally, Preethi decides to pursue her carrear and left to foreign at the time of Vikram wedding. But she gets shocked to find Vikram there. He explains that Anjali who has been a silent observer understood that Vikram and Preeti still harbour feelings for each other and ask him to go after her. The film ends with Vikram and Preethi reuniting and Anjali writes a book about the couple titled Enna Solla Pogirai.

Cast edit

Production edit

In April 2021, soon after the finale of the cooking reality show Cooku with Comali, participant Ashwin Kumar Lakshmikanthan (who finished at third) and comedian Pugazh announced that they would be appearing in a feature film together to be directed by A. Hariharan and produced by Trident Arts.[2] In late June, the film's title was revealed to be Enna Solla Pogirai, derived from a song from Kandukondain Kandukondain (2000), and it is the debut for Ashwin as a solo lead actor after several supporting roles. After Hariharan wrote the script and pitched it to R. Ravindran of Trident Arts, it was the latter who suggested Ashwin.[1][3] Hariharan explained the relevance of the title: "This question is pertinent especially when you're waiting to hear from your lover, right?".[1] Two separate films with the same title were earlier announced – one in 2001 and another in 2011 – but neither came to fruition.[4][5][6] In early July, Teju Ashwini and Avantika Mishra were announced as the lead actresses.[7] Principal photography began on 19 July in Chennai.[8] Richard M. Nathan, the cinematographer, sought to make the film "look clean and glossy" due to its genre, and also the look of an advertisement. With regards to lighting, he said he tried to eschew shadows and contrasts, and "showcase the actors in soft light from all sides, to create a pleasant look".[9] The second schedule began in mid September.[10] Filming wrapped in late October.[11]

Soundtrack edit

The soundtrack is composed by Vivek–Mervin,[12] and Muzik 247 holds the audio rights of the film's album.[13] The majority of songs were released as singles; "Aasai" was released on 29 September 2021,[14] "Cute Ponnu" on 20 November,[15] and "Uruttu" on 2 December 2021.[16] The audio launch was held on 6 December 2021,[17] and the fourth single "It's Raining Love" was released the day after.[18] A reprise version of "Aasai" was released on 8 December,[19] and another single, "Neethandi", on 8 January 2022.[20]

Track listing
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Aasai"MaathevanMervin Solomon5:13
2."Cute Ponnu"ArivuAnirudh Ravichander, Vivek Siva4:43
3."Uruttu"MaathevanVivek Siva, Sivaangi Krishnakumar, Mervin Solomon, Santesh3:59
4."It's Raining Love"Ku. KarthikMervin Solomon3:46
5."Aasai" (Reprise)MaathevanBombay Jayashri4:37
6."Neethanadi"Prakash FrancisMervin Solomon4:06
7."It's Raining Love" (Theme) — —0:57
8."Onnum Puriyalaye"MaathevanChristopher Stanley2:38
9."Neethanada"Prakash FrancisSivaangi Krishnakumar3:52
Total length:33:51

Release and reception edit

Enna Solla Pogirai was initially scheduled to release on 24 December 2021,[21] but later pushed to 13 January 2022, the week of Pongal.[22][23] M. Suganth of The Times of India rated the film 3 stars out of 5, saying, "The lively music by Vivek-Mervin and the chic visuals by cinematographer Richard Nathan also help to keep us involved in the proceedings. And there is genuine warmth in the way the director manages to resolve the issues of the characters".[24] Avinash Ramachandran of Cinema Express wrote, "It is not often in Tamil cinema that we get a well-made romantic musical, and in many ways, Enna Solla Pogirai hopes to fill that vacuum. While it might not necessarily be a perfect fit, it is no doubt a decent value addition to this list" and rated the film 2.5 stars out of 5.[25]

Home media edit

The film's post-theatrical streaming rights were bought by ZEE5, where it began streaming from 15 April 2022. The satellite rights were bought by Zee Tamil, where it premiered on 15 May 2022. The television premiere registered TRP ratings of 0.99.[26][27]

References edit

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