I Love You Da
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. The film which had music composed by Bharathwaj, released in November 2002 to poor reviews.
|I Love You Da|
|Directed by||C. Raajadurai|
|Written by||C. Raajadurai,|
"Vaanavil" N. Raghu (dialogues)
|Cinematography||A. Karthik Raja|
|Edited by||P. Mohanraj|
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.
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. When the film began production in late 2001, a Telugu version titled I Love You Raa was also planned. Actress Simran, Raju Sundaram's girlfriend during the period, was signed to play the female lead role. The couple however split during the production of the film. 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.
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.
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".
|I Love You Da|
|Soundtrack album by|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|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|
|10||Yetho Yetho Ennil||Josh Neelam, Srinivas||Snehan|
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