Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa (English: Will you Cross the Skies and Come?) is a 2010 India musical romantic drama film directed and written by Gautham Menon, featuring Silambarasan Rajendar and Trisha Krishnan in the lead roles. The film, distributed by Udhayanidhi Stalin, features a successful soundtrack composed by A. R. Rahman, cinematography by Manoj Paramahamsa and editing by Anthony Gonsalves. The film’s story was also simultaneously shot and released by Gautham in Telugu cinema as Ye Maaya Chesave, starring Naga Chaitanya and Samantha Ruth Prabhu, however, with a different cast and climax.
The film began its initial schedule in February 2009, following a mystery launch with a series of publicity posters being launched with no details of the cast or crew. Shooting continued through 2009, with the film garnering significant media interest, through schedules in Malta and the United States. Prior to release, the film became the first Tamil project to have a music soundtrack premiere outside of India, with a successful launch at the BAFTA in London.
The film explores the complicated relationship between a Hindu Tamil assistant director, Karthik, and a Christian Malayali girl, Jessie. Karthik falls in love with Jessie only to be met by her indifference and reluctance as they belong to different religions and her strict conservative family will never consent to this. Undeterred Karthik pursues her, going as far as her native town. She also falls in love with him. However, they have to face many problems and emotional conflicts. The film released on 26 February 2010, along with the Telugu version to advanced bookings worldwide. Upon release, the film achieved positive reviews, with several critics giving the film “modern classic” status, whilst also becoming a commercially successful venture. It was later remade in Hindi as Ekk Deewana Tha starring Prateik Babbar and Amy Jackson.
|Directed by||Gautham Menon|
S. Elred Kumar
|Written by||Gautham Menon|
|Music by||A. R. Rahman|
|Editing by||Anthony Gonsalves|
|Studio||Escape Artists Motion Pictures
R. S. Infotainment
|Distributed by||Red Giant Movies