Unakkaga Ellam Unakkaga

Unakkaga Ellam Unakkaga (transl. For you, everything for you) is a 1999 Indian Tamil-language romantic comedy film written and directed by Sundar C., starring Karthik and Rambha with Goundamani, Vivek, Vinu Chakravarthy, Anju among others in supporting roles. The film, scored by Yuvan Shankar Raja and filmed by U. K. Senthil Kumar, was released on 24 September 1999. It was a blockbuster hit on release. It was Karthik's last film release before the new 2000s millennium. The film was remade in Telugu as Maa Pelliki Randi (2001). The film also saw Karthik and Rambha sharing the screen together for the second time.

Unakkaga Ellam Unakkaga
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Poster
Directed bySundar C.
Screenplay bySundar C.
Story bySuraaj
Produced byK. Muralidharan
V. Swaminathan
G. Venugopal
StarringKarthik
Rambha
CinematographyU. K. Senthil Kumar
Edited byP. Sai Suresh
Music byYuvan Shankar Raja
Production
company
Distributed byLakshmi Movie Makers
Release date
  • 24 September 1999 (1999-09-24)
Running time
151 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

PlotEdit

Sakthivel (Karthik) is the only son of a rich landlord (Vinu Chakravarthy) in a village. He roams around with his uncle Kundalagesi (Goundamani) without taking any responsibilities, which irritates his father. One day, Sakthi meets Indhu (Rambha) in his village, and it is love at first sight for him. He meets her on a few more instances and proposes his love. Though reluctant at first, Indhu falls for Sakthi.

Sakthi's father meets his close friend (Jaiganesh) after so many years, and they decide to get their children married to each other. Sakthi gets furious hearing this and requests his father to stop the wedding plans, for which he does not agree. As Sakthi is scared of his father, he is unable to convey about his love.

Sakthi formulates a plan along with Kundalakesi and his friend Madhi (Vivek). They plan to create a problem when their families meet so the wedding will be cancelled. On the day of the meeting, Sakthi and his sidekicks try so many things to disturb the gathering, but all goes in vain.

Finally Sakthi falsely accuses that the bride's family members speak ill about his family, which brings about a heated argument. In between the argument, Sakthi hits the bride's father to blow up the problem, but is shocked to see Indhu over there dressed up as the bride. Only then Sakthi realizes that the bride is none other than Indhu, and feels bad that he has spoiled the event.

Indhu is angered seeing Sakthi hit her father, so she ditches him and leaves to Chennai. Sakthi's father is equally angry over his friend believing the false accusation made by Sakthi. Sakthi tries to convince his father and Indhu, but neither of them gets convinced. Sakthi comes to Chennai to meet Indhu and explain to her about the incident. Indhu, though reluctant to meet Sakthi at first, later understands his position and accepts him.

Sakthi saves Latha (Indhu) from committing suicide, and Inspector Kalyanaraman (Madhan Bob) misunderstands them as couples. Also, Madhi is married to a rich, arrogant businesswoman Savithri (Anju). Madhi romances with a prostitute (Vichithra), and when Savithri spots them together, he defends them by introducing the prostitute as Sakthi's wife. Another man (S. S. Chandran) mistakes Sakthi as his son-in-law.

Finally Sakthi convinces both his father and Indhu's father, and their wedding is arranged. A few hilarious events happen when everyone attends the wedding, misunderstanding Sakthi as a cheat. Everything is sorted out when the girls involved open up the truth to everyone. In the end, Sakthi unites with Indhu.

CastEdit

SoundtrackEdit

Unakkaga Ellam Unakkaga
Soundtrack album by
Released
1999 (India)
Recorded1999
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length23:00
LabelHMV India (Sa Re Ga Ma)
ProducerYuvan Shankar Raja
Yuvan Shankar Raja chronology
Poovellam Kettuppar
(1999)
Unakkaga Ellam Unakkaga
(1999)
Rishi
(2001)

The soundtrack for the film was composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja, who worked for the first time with Sundar C.. The soundtrack, released in 1999, has five tracks where it bagged in mostly positive reviews with lyrics written by Pazhani Bharathi, Kalaikumar and Viveka.[1] The soundtrack was released under the label "Saregama".[2]

Track Song Singer(s) Duration Lyricist
1 "Cleopatra" Yuvan Shankar Raja, Timmy, Sowmya Raoh 4:51 Viveka
2 "Duniya Hey Duniya" Srinivas, Sandeep 4:39 Kalaikumar
3 "Monalisa" Devan, Anuradha Sriram 4:50 Viveka
4 "Thulli Thulli" Sujatha, S. P. B. Charan 4:35
5 "Vennila Veliye" Hariharan 5:05 Pazhani Bharathi

Critical receptionEdit

Indolink wrote "The film is hilarious on some occasions, but is also uncomfortably vulgar during others" and also noted "But the film has a little something few films have today! It will make you laugh till your tummy aches, if you are willing to laugh along".[3] Balaji B wrote "Sundar C. has tried to prove me wrong. But unfortunately, while he has gotten the "full-length" part right, he has failed in the "comedy" part with a distinctly unfunny movie where the laughs per minute ratio is way too low for me to recommend even renting the movie".[4] The Hindu wrote "CHAOTIC SITUATIONS and rip-roaring fun, a hallmark of director Sunder C. (the humour content outbeats the director's “Ullathal Alli Thaa”) pervade the frames right through in Lakshmi Movie Makers’, “Unakkaga Ellam Unakkaga”. C. Siraj's fun-filled story and dialogue find good outlet in the screenplay of the director."[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Unakkaga Ellam Unakkaga Retrieved 11 February 2016.
  2. ^ Unakkaaga Ellaam Unakkaaga Saregama Retrieved 11 February 2016.
  3. ^ Unakkaga Ellam Unakkaga Retrieved 11 February 2016.
  4. ^ Balaji Balasubramaniam, Unakkaaga Ellaam Unakkaaga Retrieved 11 February 2016.
  5. ^ ""Nesam Puthusu" - the Hindu". Archived from the original on 9 June 2020.

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