Adhu Oru Kanak Kalam (2005)

 ●  Tamil ● 2 hrs 19 mins

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Srinivasan (Dhanush) escapes from jail and hitches a ride on a truck to meet his love Thulasi (Priya Mani). He reveals his flashback to the lorry driver, telling him of the disputes between his ambitious father and himself. When the parents leave home for a week, Srinivasan is left in the maid's care. Soon, he meets the maid's daughter, Thulasi, his childhood playmate and they fall in love. As expected, his father objects to his son falling in love with the servant's daughter. One day, Srinivasan and his friends land up in prison for crashing their car on a police vehicle. While at the police station, Srinivasan locks horns with an inmate in jail and when he pushes him in a fit of rage, he sustains a serious head injury subsequently killing him. Eventually Srinivasan gets convicted for 10-year-rigorous imprisonment. His mother dies; Thulasi's family goes bankrupt and leaves to their native village in Ooty. A dejected Srinivasan escapes from prison to meet Thulasi. Whether the two join together forms the rest of the story.

Cast: Dhanush, Priyamani

Crew: Balu Mahendra (Director), Ilaiyaraaja (Music Director)

Rating: U/A (India)

Genres: Romance

Release Dates: 01 Nov 2005 (India)

Tamil Name: அது ஒரு கனா காலம்

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Did you know? This socially relevant drama is loosely based on the director's 1982 Telugu film 'Nireekshana' as well 'Yathra' (1985), which featured Mammootty in the lead role. Read More
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Film Type:
Feature Film
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Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
During the making of the film, Dhanush also struck up a friendship with assistant director Vetrimaaran, and the pair have since come together for three films.

The film was shot in Hogenakkal Falls in November 2004, with Dhanush getting married to Aishwarya Rajinikanth in between schedules. He consequently also delayed his honeymoon, to commit to a 15 day schedule for the film in December 2004.

Following the success of 'Kadhal Kondein' (2003), Balu Mahendra signed on Dhanush to appear in his next film in July 2003. Initially the director revealed that the film titled, 'Adhu Oru Kana Kaalam' would be an extension to his 1979 film 'Azhiyadha Kolangal', stating that Dhanush would play a teenager infatuated by a woman who is fifteen years older than him to be played by Ramya Krishnan. However, he opted against doing that story and decided to build his film around two of his Malayalam films from the 1980s, and the title of the film was subsequently changed to 'Unakkae Uyiranaen'. It was later changed back to the original title before release.

This socially relevant drama is loosely based on the director's 1982 Telugu film 'Nireekshana' as well 'Yathra' (1985), which featured Mammootty in the lead role.