Sunday, 5 May 2013

Unnai Ninaithu

Directed by Vikraman
Produced by K. Muralitharan
V. Swaminathan
G. Venugopal
Written by Vikraman
Starring Surya Laila Sneha Ramesh Khanna Delhi Ganesh Charle
Music by Sirpy
Cinematography Balasubramaniem
Editing by V. Jaishankar
Studio Lakshmi Movie Makers
Release date(s) 2002
Running time 163 minutes
Language Tamil

 Unnai Ninaithu (English: Thinking About You) is a film starring Surya, Laila and Sneha.This film was later remade in Telugu as Cheppave Chirugali in 2004.
The basic story of the movie involves Laila and Suriya falling in love. A 3rd character gets entangled in the plot and Laila is compelled by her family to marry him. Heart-broken Suriya leaves her alone, but only to find out that the man she married is a total crook. In trying to prove this to Laila, Suriya always ends up in situations where he looks like the crook. Infuriated and disgusted Laila yells at Suriya telling him to back off. Suriya then officially leaves her alone. Sneha gets weaved into the plot and ends up falling for Suriya's charm, and fastidious behaviour and they end up having great times together, that is until Laila comes back all heart-broken after finding out her husband wants nothing further to do with her as he was going to marry someone else. Upon seeing this Suriya becomes greatly disturbed and helps Laila out in all the ways he can. In the end Laila is moving back to her hometown and at the train station asks for Suriya's hand in marriage, only to find that he is not interested. He states that love isn't like a tape-recorder to play over and over again, it only comes once. He tells her he is now only interested in Sneha who will wait for him all her life. He sees her off and is leaving the train station when Sneha runs up to him. They both smile at each other and walk off into the sun set.


  • Suriya as Surya
  • Laila as Nirmala
  • Sneha as Radha


Vijay was supposed to do the lead role in this film, but creative differences made him to opt out of this film Later Suriya replaced Vijay.
Most of the story takes place with the backdrop of a lodge with a mess attached. To get the right location for this, the unit had travelled to many places, but no suitable location was found. It was then that a set was erected at the Campa Cola grounds, Chennai. The unit shifted to Sri Lanka to picturise a song, picturised on Surya, Laila and Sneha, it captured the exotic locations at Kandy, Ramboda falls, etc. Three other songs were shot in Malaysia, Thailand, and Sri Lanka. It is the first time that director Vikraman has chosen foreign locations to shoot his songs.

Critical reception

Hindu wrote:"The story must have had a strong theme to begin with and the screenplay surely aims at conveying something different. But things do not progress in that direction". Sify wrote:"Has director Vikraman run out of ideas? This is what one feels after watching his latest film Unnai Ninaithu. The film is nothing but a rehash of his earlier hits and is long winded and extremely slow paced mainly due to illogical story, songs pushed into the narrative and a jarring comedy track".



Award Category Nominee Result
2002 Filmfare Awards South Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress Sneha Won
2002 Tamil Nadu State Awards Best Film Unnai Ninaithu Won
Best Actress Sneha Won
Best Music Director Sirpy Won
Best Lyricist Ravishankar Won
Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Male Playback Unnimenon Won


Year Film Language Cast Director
2004 Cheppave Chirugali Telugu Venu, Ashima Vikraman
2007 Krishna Kannada Ganesh, Pooja Gandhi M. D. Sridhar







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