Santhosh Subramaniyam (2008)

 ●  Tamil ● 2 hrs 56 mins

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In childhood, the constant and devoted care of parents is considered necessary, but as Santosh grows into a young man, he begins to feel suffocated by the pressure to conform to his father's wishes. Santosh meets Hasini, a girl who lives on her own terms, and begins to look at life with a different perspective. He seeks to break free, expand his horizons and become independent of his overprotective father's shadow. Dealing with a complex relationship between Santosh and his overprotective father, Subramaniam, this movie dwells into how Santosh explores his own identity, dreams, ambitions and most importantly, choice of life-partner.
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Cast: Genelia D Souza, Jayam Ravi

Crew: Raja Mohan (Director), D Kannan (Director of Photography), Devi Sri Prasad (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Action, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance

Release Dates: 11 Apr 2008 (India)

Tagline: Love Makes Life Beautiful

Tamil Name: சந்தோஷ் சுப்ரமணியம்

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as Hasini
as Santhosh Subramaniyam
as Lakshmi
as Santhosh's sister
as Rajeshwari
as Santhosh's friend
as Kootha Perumal
as Shekar's father
as Bank Officer
as Srinivasan's wife
as Subramaniyam
as Shekar
as Ramesh
as Srinivasan
as Servant
as Ramesh's wife
as Govindan
as Rajeshwari's father




Screenplay Writer
Story Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography
Film Type:
Feature Film
Colour Info:
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Archival Source:
QubeVault (Real Image Media Technologies)
Music Director: Devi Sri Prasad
Lyricist: Na Muthukumar
Playback Singer: Siddharth Narayan
Music Director: Devi Sri Prasad
Playback Singer: Devi Sri Prasad
Music Director: Devi Sri Prasad
Playback Singer: Sumangali
Music Director: Devi Sri Prasad
Lyricist: Na Muthukumar
Playback Singer: Sagar
Music Director: Devi Sri Prasad
Lyricist: Viveka
Playback Singer: Tippu, Gopika Poornima
Love Makes Life Beautiful
Former Indian cricketer Sadagoppan Ramesh made his acting debut in this film, playing the protagonist's elder brother.

Two songs were shot at the South Island of New Zealand, on the way from Christchurch to Queensland. An advantage of shooting in New Zealand for the film's crew was that they had 16 hours of sunlight on any given day. Some sequences were even shot around 9:30 pm under "blazing sunlight". One song depicting the marriage of Premji Amaran's character was shot in several temples "in and around Kumbakonam".

Two of the highlights of the movie was that it featured a "huge house" that was constructed at a cost of INR 50 lakh (US$80,000) and a "bus with state-of-the-art facilities" bought for INR10 lakh (US$16,000)".

This movie became director Raja's fourth consecutive Telugu film remake.

When the producer of the original Telugu version Raju sold the remake rights, he held twenty previews in Chennai for potential buyers. Veteran editor Mohan, under his home company Jayam Combines, outbid Prakash Raj, who wanted to remake the film with Vishal in the lead role. The other bidders included Vijay under Appachan Films, Bhagyaraj for his daughter, Saranya, and Ravi Krishna under the banner of A. M. Rathnam. The movie became a family affair when Mohan handed the director's role to his son Raja Mohan, and the lead role to his second son Jayam Ravi.

The film is a remake of the successful Telugu language film, 'Bommarillu', which starred Siddharth and Genelia D'Souza in the lead roles.
Movie Connection(s):
Remake of: Bommarillu (Telugu)