Santosh Subramaniam is a 2008 Tamil musical and romantic film which was directed and co-written by Raja Mohan while Kalaprathi S. Agoram produced the film. While Jayam Ravi and Genelia D’Souza played the lead roles, Prakash Raj and Geetha, prominent actors from the south Indian film industry, played the significant roles of one of the lead character’s parents in the movie. The film is a remake of the successful Telugu language film, Bommarillu, which post-release sparked off a battle in Tamil film industry for the remake rights. Apart from Tamil, efforts to remake this film in Hindi with Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan, popular actors from the Bollywood, were unsuccessful, but Anees Bazmee has recently announced the remake, It’s My Life, with Harman Baweja playing the role opposite D’Souza, who plays the character for the third time.
|Directed by||M. Raja|
|Produced by||AGS Entertainment
|Written by||Abburi Ravi
|Music by||Devi Sri Prasad|
The film primarily revolves around a father and son relationship with the father’s dote on his son ironically leaving a bitter taste with the latter. The son’s choices and his wants to achieve something in life are always subdued by his father’s. The father has a justification in the form of his dream, that is to build a dream house. When it comes to his son’s marriage, the son breaks his shackles of respect only to experience the newly found independence. The film concludes with the father’s repentance on his foolishness and the happy marriage of the protagonists.
The film opened to the Indian audiences on April 11, 2008 coinciding with Tamil New Year. On its way to winning accolades and rave reviews, the film became a trendsetter in Tamil cinema along with Yaaradi Nee Mohini, starting a trend for family orientated films.