Oru Kalluriyin Kathai

Oru Kalluriyin Kathai (The story of a college) is a 2005 Indian Tamil romantic drama film written and directed by newcomer Nandha Periyasamy. It stars Arya and Sonia Agarwal in the lead roles alongside an ensemble supporting cast including Jaivarma, Santhanam, and Charuhasan. The music was composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja with editing by Kola Bhaskar and cinematography by R. Madhi. The film released in 2005 and was deemed a success upon its release.[1] The film was later dubbed into Telugu and released as College Days in 2008.

Oru Kalluriyin Kathai
Directed byNandha Periyasamy
Produced bySakthi Sanghavi
Mohana Sanghavi
Written byNandha Periyasamy
StarringArya
Sonia Agarwal
Jaivarma
Santhanam
Charuhasan
Music byYuvan Shankar Raja
CinematographyR. Madhi
Edited byKola Bhaskar
Production
company
Chozha Creations
Release date
  • 2 September 2005 (2005-09-02)
Running time
156 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

PlotEdit

Satya (Arya) planned to meet his five friends after five years of leaving college. Unfortunately, his father comes only to inform that Satya is in a coma. In a psycho test conducted by his doctor (Charuhasan), Satya reveals some of the incidents that happened in the early years of his college life. It turns out that he is in love with Jothi (Sonia Agarwal) after she helps him get in a train that he was about to miss. When Jothi enters the same college where he studies, he was so happy since he could see her more often. However, he never confesses his love to her, and it lasted until the farewell day as he heard Jothi advising her friend about this. Satya's narration ended here as he started shouting in the doctor's room.

Following the doctor's advice, Satya's friends decided to follow a treatment which will help Satya wake himself up from the coma. Agreeing to this, his friends, Chandru (Jaivarma), David (Santhanam), and more contacted, all the students from the batch 2000, help in this treatment. When they go finding for Jothi at her house, it was found out that Jothi is already engaged. Still, Chandru hid the truth that Satya loves Jothi to make her agree to their plan, and she agreed.

The group of students then turned their now new modern college to an old college as it was in the year 2000. Satya was brought here and began to believe that it was the same time when he studied there and fell in love with Jothi. He waits until the farewell day as he was waiting five years ago. On the night before the farewell day, he found out that the current situation that he is facing is not the real one. He realizes that it is now 2005, not 2000 as he was thinking. Slowly, he began to remember what exactly happened five years ago on the farewell day.

Satya waited for Jothi outside a temple to confess his love, when someone hits his head from the back. He suddenly wakes up and came back to the present day and realized that his friends have done. On the last day, his friends forced him to propose to Jothi. Satya went to Jothi and asked her to stop the acting that his friends had asked and also not to cheat herself. He then walked away without saying his love. Jothi comes running towards Satya and tells him that she needs him and regrets why she wasted the five years not knowing his love for her. The couple then hugged each other followed by cheers from all the college students.

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SoundtrackEdit

Oru Kalluriyin Kathai
 
Soundtrack album by
Released4 August 2005 (2005-08-04)
Recorded2005
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length32:06
LabelFive Star Audio
ProducerYuvan Shankar Raja
Yuvan Shankar Raja chronology
Daas
(2005)
Oru Kalluriyin Kathai
(2005)
Kanda Naal Mudhal
(2005)

The music, including the film score and soundtrack was composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja. The soundtrack released on 4 August 2005 and features 8 tracks with lyrics penned by Na. Muthukumar.[2]

Track Song Singer(s) Duration Notes
1 "Kadhal Enbathu" Chinmayi, Harish Raghavendra 5:25
2 "Kangal Kalangida" Karthik 4:54
3 "Kangal Kandadhu" KK, Sujatha Mohan 4:50
4 "Pangu Podu" KK, Ranjith 4:04
5 "Unakku Endru Oruthi" Unni Menon 1:07
6 "Dhalappa Kattuda" Sriram 3:03
7 "Kangal Kandadhu" Ganga, Ranjith 4:48
8 "Geetha Mela" Devan, Ranjith, Sounder Rajan 3:55
9 "Kadhal Enbathu" Ranjith 4:17

Critical receptionEdit

Indiaglitz wrote "The director Nandha Periyasamy deserves special mention for trying his hand at a difficult theme considering this to be his maiden venture."[3] Sify wrote "On the whole Oru Kalooriyin Kathai is too high-concept for our audience with a slow paced narration that goes back and forth with a predictable climax."[4]

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