Alli Thandha Vaanam

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Alli Thandha Vaanam
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Directed bySreedhar Prasadh (VIJI)
Written bySreedhar Prasadh (VIJI)
Produced byKaja Mydeen
K. Ayisha
Starring Prabhu Deva
Neha Bajpai
Cinematography Ravi Yadav
Edited by Anil Malnad
Music by Vidyasagar
Release date
  • 5 September 2001 (2001-09-05)
Running time
140 minutes

Alli Thandha Vaanam (transl.The sky gave me too much) is a 2001 Indian Tamil-language masala film directed by Sreedhar Prasadh (VIJI). The film stars Prabhu Deva, Laila and Neha Bajpai, with Prakash Raj, Vivek, Moulee, and Rajeev playing supporting roles. Murali appeared in a guest role. The film score and the soundtrack were composed by Vidyasagar. The film was released on 5 September 2001.



Sathyam is the carefree son of a rich businessman, owner of Sathyam Mills Lakshmipathi. He has been in New York for his college studies and returns to Coimbatore after 5 years. Prakash, Sathyam's cousin, has continuously spoiled Satyam by secretly sending him money to spend away in the US, as Prakash wants to inherit Sathyam Mills. Disappointed by Sathyam's bohemian behaviour, Lakshmipathi asks Satyam to spend three months alone on the streets of Chennai to learn the value of money. He would have no money and could not use the information of who he is or his education (paid by his father), to gain favour or make a living from anyone.

So Sathyam sets out and from the very start, meets Divya, who plays an overexuberant 21 year girl, who cries or laughs constantly. In the next frame, he saves Meenakshi in the style of MGR from would-be rapists, and in the third, he meets Julie, they both take each other as siblings. Sathyam promises Julie that he will help find her mother. Together they set out on a journey in search of her mum and to make a living (to survive to meet the daily need; food, shelter and medicine). Julie has her own sad story. He sees Meenakshi again, and the two of them fall in love.

Julie and Sathyam steal a suitcase from Madhavan (Murali) but later that night find out it is full of medicine. Without his medicine, Madhavan falls unconscious. Satyam goes to return the medicine and finds him unconscious. He then takes him to the hospital and learns he is going to need ₹ 5 lakhs to save him as he almost inadvertently killed him.

So Satyam enters the house of billionaire (Rajeev) Divya's father, pretending to be his long-lost son Madhavan. He clears all confusion, reunites Madhavan with his dad and convinces Divya to let go of him. Prakash finds out about Sathyam and plans to kill him. Madhavan and Sathyam defeat Prakash and hand him over to the Police. Sathyam marries Meena and returns to his home with success. [1]



The role played by Murali was initially intended to be played by Karthik. [4] Similarly Laila replaced Sneha in the lead female role. [5]


The film score and the soundtrack were composed by Vidyasagar. The soundtrack features 7 tracks. [6] Vidyasagar later reused "Vaadi Vaadi" as "Elu Elu Eloroda" for Telugu film Ottesi Cheputunna . The hook music of "Vaadi Vaadi" was used in song "Aa Re Pritam Pyare" in the Hindi film Rowdy Rathore . [7]

1."Chennai Pattanam (Kasu Kasu)" Kabilan Udit Narayan, Sruthi Unnikrishnan4:44
2."Kannalay Miya Miya" Arivumathi Unni Menon, Srivardhini4:54
3."Thom Thom"Arivumathi Hariharan, Harini, K. S. Chithra 4:57
4."Chikku Chikku Joy"Palani Bharathi Tippu 4:25
5."Anthi Karukkayilae" Arivumathi Swarnalatha 2:35
6."Thattan Kidaikaiyiliyo"ArivumathiSwarnalatha3:15
7."Vaadi Vaadi Naattu Katta"Arivumathi Shankar Mahadevan, Sujatha Mohan 4:25
8."Chennai Pattanam (film version)"KabilanKartik4:44
Total length:29:15

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