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Jodi (ஜோடி)1999

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BannerSoni Orient
DirectorPraveen Kanth
WriterPraveen Kanth
ProducerMurali Manohar
Production executive
Production CompanySoni Orient
Music Director A.R. Rahman
CinematographyArthur A. Wilson
Film EditingM. N. Raja
Art Director
Camera Operator
Assistant Cameramen
Playback SingersSivasithambaram, Swarnalatha, S. Janaki , Unnimenon, Srinivas, Timmi, S.P.Balasubramanyam , Mahalaksmi, K.S. Chithra , Hariharan, Sujatha
CharacterActor / Actress
Kannan Prashanth
Gayathri Simran
Vengudu Vijayakumar
Ramesh Khanna
Sneha VaradharajanAmbika
S. N. Lakshmi
Janaki Sabesh
Madhan Bob
Prashanth's friendSakthi Chidambaram
Isha Koppikar
Ramesh Aravind
Nizhalgal Ravi
Gangai Amaren
Trisha Krishnan
Kannan (Prashanth), a young music shop employee dreams of his dreamgirl with gold anklets. He sees a running girl's leg and finds he has found his girl and follows her with his anklets. Kannan goes to a music college to repair musical instruments and a group of college girls lead by Gayatri (Simran) the girl which Kannan found as his dreamgirl approach him to request him to not to repair the instruments all they are very old and unfit to use for the music contest. Kannan uses the oppourtunity to become initmate to her but Gayathri does reciprocate him instead gets angry on his behaviour. Kannan accompanies Gayathri to Bangalore for the music contest. Gayathri once sees Kannan getting money from one of the musical bands who has come to participate in the contest. On the day of the contest Gayathri and her team are shocked that the song which they have composed was stolen by other troop and she misunderstands that Kannan has stolen and sold their work for money despite Kannan's protest that he is innocent. Kannan lends the love poems which he had written for her to sing for the contest. Gayathri gets the song and sings which wins her the prize. Gayathri understands that Kannan has no role in the stealing of the song and he got money from the troop for fixing their repaired musical instruments.Gayathri now realised her blunder for hurting him and rushes to spologize and accept his love. Kannan gets news that his father was injured and rushes to his home.

Rudramurthy (Nassar) is an employee in a register office who witnesses many marriages take place without the consent of couple's parents. He is against such marriages and tried to prevent onc such marriage by advising the girl who had come to marry her lover and sending her home which led to quarrel and attack by groom and his friends. Kannan understood that he is going to have a tough time with his love and his father who hates love marriages. Gayathri on other hand has a family with a father who is very depressed by one incident which happened in his life. Gayathri's friend and her lover commit suicide due to pressure put up by the parents against their love. This upsets Gayathri and she is scared on how to get herself married to Kannan. Both Kannan and Gayathri plan to visit the family of the other, impress them, attract them and get permission for the marriage and set for their mission.

Gayathri sets out to Kannan's home as a daughter of troublesome neighbour of Kannan and Kannan sets to Gayathri's home only to earn a name of vagabond from her family. Both Gayathri and Kannan try their level best to get into the home of other's families and succeed to some extent. Gayathri manages to win the heart of Rudramurthy when she tried to stop his daughter who was about to ran away from her home with her lover and succeed in that. This makes Rudramurthy accept her as his daughter-in-law. On the other hand Kannan visits his home with much depression reason being failing to accompolish his mission. Kannan finds the reason for Gayathri's father Vengudu's condition as one incident. Vengudu is a musical critic and his criticism plays a vital role in one's musical career. Vengudu once made a bad criticism about a male vocalist in front of the audience and also in the next day newspaper which led the vocalist to commit suicide. The wife of vocalist shouts at him and curses him for bring her a fate. From then he stopped his critic job and living a guilty feeling life. Kannan attempts to solve his problem by visiting the vocalist's house and explains the current condition of Vengudu. He requests them forgive him and visit his home to which the lady accepts. On the day of the visit the lady proposes marriage alliance of her son who met Gayathri on the music contest at Bangalore with Vengudu's daughter Gayathri to which Vengudu accepts. On hearing about her marriage, Gayathri screams that she will not let this happen and sets her to convince her father. On seeing her father she is not able to speak with him as she finds her father has changed a lot and her marriage would bring him complete relief from his guilt.

However on the day of the marriage the groom sings one of the love song written by Kannan for Gayathri and which she sang in the musical contest. One hearing the song she runs to Kannan. The groom explains to Vengudu that both are intimate lovers and not to separate them. Vengudu accepts them as he does not want to commit another mistake in his life and spend his life in guilt. Kannan and Gayathri are united.
Release date9 September 1999
Awards: Unknown.


Lyrics: Valli , Vairamuthu | Music: A.R. Rahman

1. Kadhal Kaditham | காதல் கடிதம்     
Voice: S. Janaki , Unnimenon

2. Tara Ram Pum | தர ராம் பும்     
Voice: Srinivas, Timmi

3. Vanna Poongavai | வண்ண பூங்காவை     
Voice: Mahalaksmi

4. Vellimalarae | வேல்லிமலரே     
Voice: S.P.Balasubramanyam , Mahalaksmi

5. Mell Naatu Isai | மெல் நாடு இசை     
Voice: K.S. Chithra

6. Oru Poiyavadhu (Sad) | ஒரு பொய்யாவது (சட)     
Voice: Hariharan

7. Oru Poiyavadhu | ஒரு பொய்யாவது     
Voice: Srinivas, Sujatha

8. Vellimalarae | வேல்லிமலரே     
Voice: Instrumental

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