Kutty: A Tamil Romantic Action-Drama Film Starring Dhanush and Shriya Saran
Kutty is a 2010 Indian Tamil-language film directed by Mithran Jawahar, who collaborated with the lead actor Dhanush after their previous success. The film is a remake of the Telugu film Arya (2004) and features Dhanush, Shriya Saran and Sameer Dattani (in his Tamil debut) in the main roles. The film was produced by Gemini Film Circuit and had music composed by Devi Sri Prasad. The film was released on 14 January 2010 coinciding with the Tamil festival of Thai Pongal and received mixed to positive reviews from critics and audiences.
The film revolves around Kutty (Dhanush), a kind-hearted young man who falls in love with Geeta (Shriya Saran), a college-mate who is already in love with Arjun (Sameer Dattani), a rich and handsome boy. Kutty proposes his love to Geeta in front of Arjun, who challenges him to prove his love. Kutty tries to impress Geeta with his antics and sincerity, but she rejects him repeatedly. Meanwhile, Arjun’s father (Radha Ravi), a politician, arranges his marriage with a minister’s daughter for his own benefit. Arjun decides to elope with Geeta, but Kutty intervenes and convinces them to get married with their parents’ consent. However, Arjun’s father plots to kill Kutty and separate the couple. How Kutty saves his love and wins Geeta’s heart forms the rest of the story.
Kutty was praised for its performances, music, comedy and action sequences, but criticized for its predictable plot and lack of originality. The film was a decent hit at the box office and completed its 50 days of theatrical run. The film was also dubbed into Hindi as Daringbaaz Aashiq and into Telugu as Arya MBBS.
The film received mixed to positive reviews from critics and audiences. The Times of India gave the film 3 out of 5 stars and praised the performances, music, comedy and action sequences, but criticized the predictable plot and lack of originality. The reviewer wrote, \”The film is a decent entertainer if you are not looking for something new or different.\”
IMDb gave the film 5.3 out of 10 based on 769 ratings and user reviews. The users appreciated the chemistry between Dhanush and Shriya Saran, the songs and the climax, but found the film too long, boring and unrealistic. Some users also compared the film unfavorably with the original Telugu version and felt that Dhanush was miscast as Kutty.
Wikipedia stated that the film was a decent hit at the box office and completed its 50 days of theatrical run. The film was also dubbed into Hindi as Daringbaaz Aashiq and into Telugu as Arya MBBS. The film won one award at the 2010 Edison Awards for Best Male Playback Singer for Devi Sri Prasad for the song \”Feel My Love\”.
The film was released on 14 January 2010, coinciding with the Tamil festival of Thai Pongal. The film opened in more than 300 screens across Tamil Nadu and received a good opening at the box office. The film grossed â¹ 2.5 crore on its first day and â¹ 10 crore in its first week. The film was declared a hit by trade analysts and completed its 50 days of theatrical run. The film also performed well in overseas markets, especially in Malaysia, Singapore and Sri Lanka. The film’s total worldwide gross was estimated to be around â¹ 25 crore, making it one of the highest-grossing Tamil films of 2010.
The film’s music was composed by Devi Sri Prasad, who retained most of the songs from the original Telugu version. The soundtrack album consists of six songs, which were well received by the listeners. The song \”Feel My Love\” sung by Devi Sri Prasad himself won him the Edison Award for Best Male Playback Singer. The song \”Lifey Jollyda\” sung by Dhanush and Anushka Manchanda became a chartbuster and a popular ringtone. The other songs like \”Nee Kadhalikkum Ponnu\”, \”Yaaro En Nenjai\”, \”Kutty Theme Music\” and \”Kadhal Vandhale\” were also appreciated by the music lovers. The film’s background score was also praised for enhancing the mood and emotions of the scenes.