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Siva Manasula Sakthi (lit. Sakthi in Siva's heart) also known by the initialism SMS,[1] is a 2009 Indian Tamil romantic comedy film written and directed by debutant M. Rajesh, a former assistant of director S. A. Chandrasekhar. It stars Jiiva and newcomer Anuya Bhagwat, a student of Pune Film Institute, in the lead roles, with Santhanam, Urvashi and Sathyan appearing in supporting and Arya appearing in a cameo role. Despite initially gaining mixed reviews,the film became a Super hit and has since become a cult romantic comedy film in the Tamil film industry. The film was later remade in Telugu as Shiva Manasulo Shruti with Mahesh Babu's brother-in-law Sudheer Babu and Regina Cassandra and released in February 2012. The music by Yuvan Shankar Raja was hailed as a blockbuster.

Siva Manasula Sakthi
SMS Poster.JPG
Directed byM. Rajesh
Produced byVikatan Talkies (P) Ltd.
Written byM. Rajesh
StarringJiiva
Anuya Bhagwat
Santhanam
Urvashi
Music byYuvan Shankar Raja
CinematographySakthi Saravanan
Edited byVivek Harshan
Production
company
Vikatan Talkies (P) Ltd.
Release date
  • 13 February 2009 (2009-02-13)
Running time
149 mins
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil
Box office20 crore

Contents

PlotEdit

Siva (Jiiva) and Sakthi (Anuya) meet on a train from Coimbatore and strike up a friendship. Siva introduces himself as an army officer and Sakthi as an air hostess. The two part ways on arrival in Chennai, but Siva promises to meet her soon. He pays a visit to the airline company where Sakthi claimed to work, with his mother Kalyani (Urvashi) and best friend Vivek (Santhanam) tagging along. When asking for Sakthi, they are instead greeted by another woman with the same name (Shakeela). Siva realizes that he has been tricked.

In reality, Siva is a courier deliveryman and Sakthi, a radio jockey. When they learn of each other's deception, they swear to get revenge on each other. A series of humorous incidents happen as Siva teases Sakthi live on her radio show and gets her in trouble with her father; and she retaliates by tattling on him to his family and using him as a driver. When Siva defeats a handful of goons in a tough fight to save Sakthi's brother Shanmugam (Sathyan) and helps organize his marriage, Sakthi develops genuine feelings for him.

She reveals her feelings by planning a surprise birthday party for Siva, but learns that he had lied about his birth date. Humiliated in front of his family, she leaves angry and bitter. Siva learns of her true feelings for him and attempts to reconcile with her, but she ignores him. Siva grows upset as well, fights with his mother and sister, and continuously destroys Vivek's new mobile phones (they forgive him eventually). However at one point when he visits her office, he is drunk and misbehaves with the people around. He tells Sakthi's assistant to call Sakthi, but the latter, enraged upon Siva's behaviour, sends a man to beat him up and throw him out. Siva loses all his love and care for Sakthi.

Some time later, Sakthi's father arranges for her to meet a prospective groom Arun (Arya). Siva coincidentally runs into Arun and is introduced as Sakthi's "close friend". He proceeds to tell Arun about all her good qualities, never mentioning anything negative. Sakthi, realising his true love, leaves Arun and asks Siva to marry her. He is still angry about the time she sent a man to beat him up and because he believed she accepted Arun. She apologises and Siva forgives, but he asks her to go to a nearby temple where they can get married the next day. She visits the temple early the next day, but Siva does not visit, calling her up and saying that he "refuses" to marry her. Disappointed, Sakthi returns home, but sees that Siva organised a surprise birthday party for her. The two of them make love that night. The following morning he plays another prank on her; she realizes that he will never take any relationship seriously and runs away from him.

Some months later, Siva arrives at Sakthi's house with his family, to formally ask for her hand in marriage. During this time, Sakthi faints and is revealed to be pregnant (as a result of sleeping with Siva). When both their families learn this, they humorously surround Siva and beat him up. As the credits roll, a scene set two years later reveals that Siva and Sakthi are married and have a son, to whom Siva brags about how he successfully "got the girl".

CastEdit

AccoladesEdit

Ceremony Award Category Name Outcome
2010 Vijay Awards
Vijay Award
Favourite Song Yuvan Shankar Raja (Oru Kal) Nominated
Best Comedian Santhanam Won
Best Music Director Yuvan Shankar Raja Nominated
Best Lyricist Na. Muthukumar Won
Best Debut Actress Anuya Bhagwat Nominated
2010 Edison Awards (India)
Edison Award
Best female character Urvashi Won
2010 Mirchi Music Awards[2]
Mirchi Music Award
Film Music Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja Won
Film Lyricist Na. Muthukumar Won

SoundtrackEdit

Siva Manasula Sakthi
Soundtrack album by
Released25 January 2009 (2009-01-25) (India)
Recorded2008
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length31:32
LabelJunglee Music
ProducerYuvan Shankar Raja
Yuvan Shankar Raja chronology
Kunguma Poovum Konjum Puravum
(2009)
Siva Manasula Sakthi
(2009)
Sarvam
(2009)

The soundtrack, composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja, released on 25 January 2009, featuring 7 tracks with lyrics written by Na. Muthukumar. Thanks to the film's success, the album grew in popularity, with particularly the song "Oru Kal" getting widely noticed,[3][4][5] whilst also garnering accolades and several awards and nominations for its composer Yuvan Shankar Raja and its lyricist Na. Muthukumar.[6][7] Yuvan had worked for 20 days on the re-recording at a state-of-the-art recording studio in Malaysia.[8] During this time, he also composed an additional song "Oru Paarvaiyil" which was added in the soundtrack.[8] The songs "Oru Kal" and "Oru Paarvaiyil" were reused in the Telugu version Shiva Manasulo Shruti, though credits were not given.

Track Song Singer(s) Duration Notes
1 MGR Illenga Haricharan 05:10
2 Oru Adangapidari Shankar Mahadevan, Shweta Mohan 04:54
3 Eppadio Maatikiten Clinton Cerejo, Komal Ramesh 04:48
4 Oru Kal Yuvan Shankar Raja 05:06
5 Thithikum Theeyai K. K., Shweta Mohan 05:20
6 Oru Kal Adnan Sami 04:38 Not featured in the film
7 Oru Paarvaiyil Ranjith 01:36

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Siva Manasula Sakthi Movie Review". The Times of India. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Singers rocked the Mirchi Music Awards". Times of India. 21 July 2010. Retrieved 28 May 2011.
  3. ^ Rangarajan, Malathi (12 August 2010). "Yes, Boss!". The Hindu. Chennai, India.
  4. ^ "Music review: Siva Manasula Sakthi". Rediff.com. Retrieved 13 February 2012.
  5. ^ "Kollywood- Top 10 Songs of 2009". Sify.com. 8 January 2010. Retrieved 13 February 2012.
  6. ^ "Singers rocked the Mirchi Music Awards". The Times Of India. 21 July 2010.
  7. ^ "The Leading Vijay Award Site on the Net". vijayawards2010.com. Retrieved 5 August 2012.
  8. ^ a b "Yuvan and his Malaysia connection". Indiaglitz.com. Retrieved 7 June 2011.

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