Uyirile Kalanthathu is a 2000 Indian Tamil romantic drama film directed by Jaya which stars Suriya, Jyothika and Raghuvaran in the lead roles, with Sivakumar and Radhika in supporting roles. The film opened in September 2000 to mixed reviews from critics. The film was dubbed into Hindi as Surya Bhai MBBS (2007) and in Telugu as Poratam.
|Directed by||K. R. Jaya|
|Produced by||Mutham Sivakumar|
|Written by||K. R. Jaya|
|Edited by||B. Lenin|
V. T. Vijayan
Sri Abayambika Films
Suriya (Suriya) is a medical college student. Priya (Jyothika) is his girlfriend, Sethu Vinayagam (Sivakumar) is his father, and Raghuram (Raghuvaran) is his elder brother, who is the district collector. Suriya is the youngest son of the family, and this gives much heartburn to Raghuram. Their rivalry begins from childhood and can be illustrated by the scene where the elder brother pinches his baby brother just to see him cry. The jealousy grows into adulthood. Raghuram's aim in life is to see Suriya's life beset with problems, thanks to him. However, Suriya and his parents are unaware of the jealousy that has possessed Raghuram. When Raghuram discovers the love between Suriya and Priya, he passes on the word to Priya's elder brother, who is a known rowdy around the area. He does this thinking the rowdy would manage to beat up Suriya and perhaps separate both Suriya and Priya. This plan backfires, when the rowdy is more than happy to get them both married because he cares about his sister's happiness. Raghuram then pushes Suriya over a cliff edge. Later, in court, Suriya is revealed to be alive and unites with his family and Priya, and Raghuram is sent for treatment.
The shooting for the film progressed in Chennai, Bangalore and Mysore among other places. The film marked the debut of K.R. Jaya as director, while it was also the first production venture of Abayambika films. Mutham Sivakumar who was the manager to 'Sivashakti' Pandian produced his first independent venture with the film, while playing a crucial role in the film. Jyothika signed on to pair with Suriya again before the release of their maiden venture together, Poovellam Kettuppar.
A reviewer from Sify described the venture as "strong and so far unexplored theme about sibling rivalry and superb acting" but claimed that "the unwarranted twist in the end has somewhat reduced the impact". The reviewer claims that the performances of Sivakumar and Radhika "score over everyone else", while Raghuvaran and Surya also "shine", but is critical of Jyothika saying she "should replenish fast her dwindling stock of expressions". The performance won further film offers for Surya.
Deva won the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Director in 2000 for his work in the film along with his work in Kushi and Sanditha Velai. The film won the second runner-up prize in the award ceremony for Best Family Film, finishing behind Budget Padmanabhan and Mugavaree.
|Soundtrack album by|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Label||The Best Audio|
|1.||"Sainthathu Kanne"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||4:54|
|2.||"Uyire Uyire Alzaithathenna"||Hariharan, Sujatha Mohan||5:31|
|3.||"Kannal Vandu"||Shankar Mahadevan||5:59|
|4.||"Husaine Husaine"||Sukhwinder Singh, Subha||5:31|
|5.||"Deva Deva Devathaiye"||Hariharan, Harini||5:25|
|6.||"Coca Cola Pole"||Deva, Sabesh||4:30|
- "Jyothika makes her debut in Tamil films". Times of India. Archived from the original on 15 August 2012. Retrieved 20 August 2013.