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Kannodu Kanbathellam (English: All that is seen by the eyes) is an Indian 1999 Tamil romantic thriller film written and directed by Prabhu Solomon in his directorial debut. The film has Action King Arjun and Sonali Bendre in the lead roles, while Suchindra, Ruchita, Manivannan, Crazy Mohan, Anu Mohan, Kovai Sarala and Nizhalgal Ravi portray other supporting roles. Music was composed by Deva. The film was released in August 1999 along with poor reviews and was declared as a averge at the box office and the song Taj Mahal was well received and had (has) many followers. The film was dubbed in Telugu as "Prema Gharshana" and the dubbed version was released in June 2001. This film was two climax sequences.. 1.the arjun sonali breakup.. and never joining. Another one.. 2.arjun... sonali couple joining and happy ending.
|Directed by||Prabhu Solomon|
|Produced by||K. Prabhakar|
|Written by||M. Ravi (dialogues)|
|Screenplay by||Prabhu Solomon|
|Story by||M. Ravi|
|Edited by||Suresh Urs|
|Distributed by||Anbalaya Films|
|13 August 1999|
Sitharam (Arjun) is a well respected auditor who lives with his PA Muthuswami (Anu Mohan) in Chennai. Although being a short-tempered and tensed person, Sitharam is very good at heart who helps the people in need. He soon meets and falls in love with Kalyani (Sonali Bendre). After a couple of meetings she too falls in love with him by seeing his good nature.
But Sitharam faces problems in the form of another loving couple, Akash (Suchindra) and Akhila (Ruchita) due to an argument between Akhila and Akash and Akhila acts as Sitaram's fiancé so that she can get rid of Akash just before he proposes to Kalyani. Kalyani, being an innocent, believes her words and goes away from Sitharam. Hence, Sitharam becomes the main antagonist of the film to make the lives of Akash and Akhila the living hells. An enraged and betrayed Sitharam therefore decides to seek revenge against Akash and Akhila but fails in all of his attempts. He also attempts to stop the love marriage between Akash and Akhila, which is arranged by Madana Gopal (Manivannan), Akash's father.
But, when Akash and Akhila meet and ask apologies to him, but Sitharam does not forgive them and sends goons to kill them. To his horror and sad shock, Sitharam meets Kalyani with her blind brother (Nizhalgal Ravi). She tells him that Akash and Akhila met her and apologized for their behaviour and she learnt the good heart of Sitharam. Sitharam also informs this matter to Akash and Akhila, and saves them from the henchmen who have not seen Sitaram and don't know that he was the one who hired them to murder. Sitharam bids goodbye to them both. Hence, the movie ends with the moral that "Too much of anything is good for nothing."
Another one climax...For this film... Arjun meet sonali on airport.. and joining the couple... happy ending.
- Arjun as Sitharam
- Sonali Bendre as Kalyani (Voice dubbed by Savitha Reddy)
- Suchindra as Akash (Voice dubbed by Vikram)
- Ruchita as Akhila (Voice dubbed by Savitha Reddy)
- Manivannan as Madana Gopal, Akash's father
- Chinni Jayanth as a comic goon
- Crazy Mohan as Kalaiselvam, Akhila's father
- Anu Mohan as Muthuswami, Sitharam's PA
- Kovai Sarala as Kalyani's servant maid
- Nizhalgal Ravi as Thangarajan, Kalyani's brother
- Thalaivasal Vijay as DCP Bharathi, a Police Officer
- Raju Sundaram special appearance in the song "Ai Yamma"
Anbalaya Films offered debutant Prabhu Solomon an opportunity to direct a film for their production house, after he had helped them complete the post-production works for Murai Mappillai (1995) when director Sundar C walked out. Prabhu Solomon chose to feature Raghuvaran and Bhanupriya in the leading roles, though the producers Anabalaya Films were reluctant to cast a character artiste in the lead role. Prabhu revealed he met Arjun in Thenkasi during the making of Mudhalvan (1999), at the insistence of his producer and actively tried to make a poor impression. Arjun, nonetheless, was keen and worked on the film.
- Tajmahal - Hariharan
- Iruvathu Varai - Hariharan, S. Janaki
- Mona Monalisa - SPB, Sujatha
- Ai Yamma - Naveen, Sujatha
New Straits Times felt that film would have done by "someone more experienced".