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I Love You Da is a 2002 Indian Tamil-language film directed by Raajadurai. The film featured Raju Sundaram and Simran in the lead roles with Raghuvaran and Prakash Raj in supporting roles.[1][2] The film which had music composed by Bharathwaj, released in November 2002 to poor reviews.

I Love You Da
Directed byC. Raajadurai
Produced byManojkumar
Written byC. Raajadurai,
"Vaanavil" N. Raghu (dialogues)
Starring
Music byBharathwaj
CinematographyA. Karthik Raja
Edited byP. Mohanraj
Production
company
Guru Films
Release date
  • 29 November 2002 (2002-11-29)
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

PlotEdit

Rajkishore pays Indian cricketers to lose matches so that he can bet on the Pakistan team to make a lot of money. One day, Rajkishore's daughter Priya was sad that India never wins any matches, so Rajkishore lets India win, but just for one match. One time, India loses, and a small boy commits suicide. Seeing this, Raju works hard to become a cricket player and makes India win. He is stopped by Rajkishore but wins and becomes a cricket player. Raju goes to Pakistan to win but is stopped by Rajkishore, who is then killed by Priya. Eventually, India wins, but Priya goes to jail. She comes out and is reunited with Raju.

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

The film marked the debut of choreographer Raju Sundaram as the protagonist in films, after he had appeared in item numbers as well as a supporting role in Shankar's Jeans. The director of the film was to be Raajadurai, who had been an erstwhile assistant of director Manoj Kumar during the making of Vaanavil.[3][4] When the film began production in late 2001, a Telugu version titled I Love You Raa was also planned.[5] Actress Simran, Raju Sundaram's girlfriend during the period, was signed to play the female lead role.[6][7] The couple however split during the production of the film.[8] Early reports suggested that noted South Indian cricketers including Sadagoppan Ramesh, Anil Kumble, Rahul Dravid and Javagal Srinath may feature as themselves in the film, but this proved to be untrue.[9]

Despite the completion of the film's scenes by early 2002, production delays meant that the film faced a belated release at the end of the year.[10]

ReleaseEdit

The film gained unanimously poor reviews upon release, with Malathi Rangarajan of The Hindu stating that the film "falls flat due to identifiable reasons — the director has not done his homework properly, the dialogue makes you squirm at times, none of the actors seems involved in the role taken up and to top it all the lead pair fails to make even a slight impression".[11]

SoundtrackEdit

I Love You Da
Soundtrack album by
Released2002
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Bharathwaj chronology
Jjunction
(2002)
I Love You Da
(2002)
Kalatpadai
(2003)

The soundtrack of the film was composed by Bharathwaj. Lyrics written by Vairamuthu, Snehan and P. Vijay.

No. Song Singers Lyrics
1 Adicha Sixaru I Tippu Snehan
2 Adicha Sixaru II Shankar Mahadevan
3 Autograph Yugendran, Pop Shalini P. Vijay
4 I Love You Daa Karthik, Pop Shalini Vairamuthu
5 MTV Paathuputta Mathangi P. Vijay
6 Oh Priya I Bharathwaj Vairamuthu
7 Oh Priya II Hariharan
8 Ulagae Maayam Reshmi Snehan
9 Vandutaandaa Mano, Bharathwaj Vairamuthu
10 Yetho Yetho Ennil Josh Neelam, Srinivas Snehan

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "I Love You Daa — Tamil Movie". Thiraipadam.com. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  2. ^ http://www.spicevienna.org/showMovie.php?m=1306
  3. ^ "rediff.com, Movies: Gossip from the southern film industry: Anil Kumble to act?!". Rediff. 31 March 2001. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  4. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20010306083553/http://www.chennaionline.com/location/raju.asp
  5. ^ "rediff.com, Movies: Dancer in the dark: Raju Sundaram". Rediff. 4 December 2001. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  6. ^ "I Love You Da". Lollu Express. Archived from the original on 6 May 2014. Retrieved 20 April 2012.
  7. ^ "subas". Cinematoday3.itgo.com. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  8. ^ "Tamil Film Statistics - 2002". Cooljilax.com. 6 February 2003. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  9. ^ "Chinna". Cinematoday2.itgo.com. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  10. ^ "A shot in the arm". The Hindu. 17 May 2002. Archived from the original on 7 June 2014. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  11. ^ "I Love You Da". The Hindu. 13 December 2002. Retrieved 1 December 2016.

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