Ninaithale Inikkum (1979 film)

Ninaithale Inikkum (transl. Sweet Memories) is a 1979 Indian Tamil-language romantic comedy film directed by K. Balachander starring Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth, Jayaprada and Geetha.[1] The story was written by Sujatha.[2][3] The film was also simultaneously shot in Telugu as Andamaina Anubhavam (transl. Beautiful experience).[4] A large part of the film was shot in Singapore.[5] The film was later dubbed in Hindi as Pyara Tarana.[6]

Ninaithale Inikkum / Andamaina Anubhavam
Ninaithale Inikkum 1979 poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster in Tamil
Directed byK. Balachander
Screenplay byK. Balachander
Story bySujatha
Produced byR. Venkataraman
Starring
CinematographyB. S. Lokanath
Edited byN. R. Kittu
Music byM. S. Viswanathan
Production
company
Premalaya Productions
Release dates
  • 14 April 1979 (1979-04-14) (Tamil)
  • 19 April 1979 (1979-04-19) (Telugu)
Running time
141 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguagesTamil
Telugu

PlotEdit

The film follows Chandru, a singer and his band on a tour to Singapore. Over there Chandru meets his love interest Sona, only to find that she is terminally ill.

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

Many of K. Balachander's students like Jayasudha, Sarath Babu, Geetha and Narayana Rao appear in cameo for their mentor. This was the debut film for actor S. Ve. Shekher.[8] Jayasudha's sister Subhashini also appears. The band in the film and the music were inspired by the Beatles.[9]

A large portion of the film was shot in Singapore,[10] while additional scenes were shot at the AVM Garden Villa, Chennai.[11] The scene where Deepak (Rajinikanth) is challenged to flip his cigarette 10 times or lose a finger is based on Roald Dahl's Man from the South.[7]

SoundtrackEdit

The soundtrack was composed by M. S. Viswanathan while the lyrics were written by Kannadasan.[12] The disco song "Engeyum Eppothum" was remixed by Yogi B in Pollathavan (2007).[13][14] The song "Sambo Siva Sambo" was remixed by Vijay Antony as "Avala Nambithan" for Salim (2014).[15] Sudha Ragunathan noted that "Ninaithale Inikkum just rocked the scene with MSV Sir bringing out his innovative streaks."[16]

Tamil[17]
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Namma Ooru Singari"KannadasanS. P. Balasubrahmanyam3:34
2."Sayonara Vesham Kalainthathu"KannadasanS. P. Balasubrahmanyam1:47
3."Nizhal Kandavan"KannadasanS. P. Balasubrahmanyam2:12
4."Ninaiththaale Inikkum"KannadasanS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki3:51
5."Vaaniley medai amaithu"KannadasanS. P. Balasubrahmanyam2:23
6."Aananda Thaandavamo"KannadasanL. R. Eswari5:11
7."Bharathi Kannamma"KannadasanS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Vani Jairam5:47
8."Inimai Nirainda Ulagam"KannadasanS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, L. R. Eswari5:48
9."Kaaththirunthen"KannadasanS. P. Balasubrahmanyam3:41
10."Sambo Sivasambo"KannadasanM. S. Viswanathan4:48
11."Thattiketka Aalillai"KannadasanS. P. Balasubrahmanyam1:18
12."Yaathum Oore"KannadasanS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela6:39
13."Engeyum Eppothum"KannadasanS. P. Balasubrahmanyam6:31
14."You're like a fountain"Kanmani SubbuS. P. Balasubrahmanyam2:09
Telugu[18]
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Ananda Thandavamo" L. R. Eswari 
2."Andamaina Anubhavam"AatreyaS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki 
3."Andamaina Lokamundi" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, L. R. Eswari 
4."Hello Nestam Bagunnava"AatreyaS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela 
5."Kurralloy Kurrallu Verrekki Vunnollu"AatreyaS. P. Balasubrahmanyam 
6."Nuvve Nuvvamma Navvula Puvvamma"AatreyaS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Vani Jairam 
7."Pada Pada Cheyi Kalipenu" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 
8."Sambho Siva Sambho" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 
9."Singapuri Singari" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 
10."What A Waiting" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 

Release and receptionEdit

Ninaithale Inikkum was released on 14 April 1979,[19] and Andamaina Anubhavam on 19 April.[20] Piousji of Sunday wrote, "despite heroic efforts by Kamalahasan to save the film, it disintegrates fast."[21] B. S. Lokanath won Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Cinematographer.

LegacyEdit

The 2011 film Engaeyum Eppothum (2011) was named after the film's song.[22] In 2009, another film called Ninaithale Inikkum was released. Director G. N. R. Kumaravelan stated that the title was "right for my film on students and the college scenario".[23] The line "Jagame Thandhiram" in the song "Sambo Siva Sambo" inspired a 2021 film of the same name.[24]

Abaswaram Ramji conducted a stage show called Ninaithale Inikkum in 2006.[25] A play called Shiva Sambho named after the song "Sambho Siva Sambho" was conducted by Theatre of Maham. M. S. Viswanathan composed the background music for the play.[26][27]

Re-releaseEdit

A digitally restored version of the film was released on 4 October 2013,[28] but received a lukewarm response at the box office.[29]

ReferencesEdit

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  16. ^ Ragunathan, Sudha (15 July 2015). "A versatile musician". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 14 April 2021. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
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  18. ^ "Andamaina Anubhavam". JioSaavn. Archived from the original on 24 March 2022. Retrieved 24 March 2022.
  19. ^ அலி, எஸ் ஏ எம் பரக்கத். "கைது... கலாட்டா... பில்லா! எம்.ஜி.ஆர் ஆட்சியில் ரஜினிக்கு நடந்தது என்ன?". Ananda Vikatan (in Tamil). Archived from the original on 27 February 2021. Retrieved 24 March 2022.
  20. ^ "Andhamaina Anubhavam". Indiancine.ma. Retrieved 24 March 2022.
  21. ^ Piousji (13 May 1979). "Khaas Baat". Sunday. p. 47.
  22. ^ Paraman (7 August 2011). "Engeyum Eppothum – Music Review". KollyInsider. Archived from the original on 12 November 2012. Retrieved 20 September 2021.
  23. ^ Rangarajan, Malathi (14 November 2008). "The name game". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 1 October 2021. Retrieved 1 October 2021.
  24. ^ "Jagame Thanthiram: The title of Dhanush's next is a homage to Rajinikanth". The Indian Express. 19 February 2020. Archived from the original on 20 February 2020. Retrieved 20 September 2021.
  25. ^ "Alapana presents..." The Hindu. 8 May 2006. Archived from the original on 1 October 2021. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
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