Alai Payuthey (2000)

 ●  Tamil ● 2 hrs 22 mins

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Karthik (Madhavan) is bright young engineering graduate. He meets Shakti (Shalini) at a wedding function. She is a medical student who scorns love and romance as trivial diversions. He is immediately attracted to her, but she spurns him. Karthik is relentless and she is driven to admit that yes, she is attracted to him too. All seems set for a big wedding, but their two families meet, fight and totally disapprove of their union. The couple, after a failed attempt to avoid each other, decide to break all rules, move into a dilapidated apartment and start an at-first-blissful married life. What follows are the difficulties of marriage, the misunderstandings, discontentment and consequent fissures that develop in the relationship, causing friction. Karthik is busy and pre-occupied; Shakti begins to feel that he doesn't love her any more and suspects him of having an affair. They fight frequently. Then Shakti disappears. Has she left Karthik because the marriage has become so painful? Will he go in search of her? What will he find? How will their love story progress?
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Cast: R Madhavan , Shalini Kumar

Crew: Mani Ratnam (Director), PC Sreeram (Director of Photography), AR Rahman (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Drama, Musical, Romance

Release Dates: 14 Apr 2000 (India)

Tamil Name: அலைபாயுதே

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Did you know? This movie was not just the success in the national arena, but also made its European premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2001. It was positively received internationally, and bestowed with many awards and accolades. Read More
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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Tamil
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
DTS, DTS Stereo
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Tracklist
Music Label: Saregama India Limited
Music Director: AR Rahman
01 
04:00
Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Vairamuthu
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Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Vairamuthu
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04:35
Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Vairamuthu
Playback Singer: SPB Charan
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05:56
Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Vairamuthu
Playback Singer: Swarnalatha Cherukutty
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03:34
Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Vairamuthu
Playback Singer: Kalyani Menon
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06:05
Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Vairamuthu
Playback Singer: Sadhana Sargam
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01:41
Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Vairamuthu
Playback Singer: AR Rahman, Clinton Cerejo
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05:46
Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Vairamuthu
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05:08
Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Vairamuthu
Playback Singer: Asha Bhosle, Shankar Mahadevan
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06:05
Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Vairamuthu
Trivia:
This movie was not just the success in the national arena, but also made its European premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2001. It was positively received internationally, and bestowed with many awards and accolades.

Originally, famous actress and singer Vasundhara Das was considered for the role of Shakti. However, Shalini ended up bagging the role.

The accident that Shakthi (Shalini) faces towards the end of the movie is filmed in exactly the same way as the accident that Brad Pitt faces in "Meet Joe Black".
Movie Connection(s):
Remade as: Saathiya (Hindi)