Video of the Day: “Munbe Vaa” from Sillunu Oru Kaadhal (2006)

Today’s video is the song “Munbe Vaa” from the movie Sillunu Oru Kaadhal starring Surya, Jyothika Saravanan and Bhoomika Chawla.


Right from childhood Kundavi has been brought up in a small village called Ambasamudram. She has two good friends right from school and one day both of her friends got married and leave. Kundavi’s father then fixes up her marriage with Goutham (Surya). Both look gloomy and dull during the wedding. Then the scene drifts to a period after six years in Bombay where they have 5 year old daughter and live as a happily married couple. Goutham works as a chief mechanic and he designs a new function for the car and he gets to go to New York for a short period. During this time, Jyothika somehow catches hold of Goutham’s old diary during his college days and the story goes back showing Goutham as a college wiz kid. In college, he was the popular guy who gets attracted to Aishu (Bhoomika Chawla), a local MP‘s daughter. Gautham and Aishu fall in love and they decided to get married. At the registrar’s office after Gautham ties the thali, Aishu’s father and his men beat him up and takes Aishu away. At the end of the diary, Goutham had written a note that basically said “if I have one wish, it would be to live with Aishu happily at least for one day.”From flashback, the scene now turns to the present as Goutham comes back from New York and finds his wife changed. She works late and avoids him. At this point, Kundavi goes and finds out Gautham’s lost love Aishu. Aishu has changed to a western clad modern girl in contrast to the salwar kameez girl in college. Kundavi tells Aishu to come over to her house and she tells her husband that he should live happily with Aishu for a day. Half heartedly though, Kundavi leaves her husband and goes. What happens in this one day forms the rest of the story. (wikipedia)

I’d sure love to see this movie! Any English subtitles? This is my Christmas wish: Tamil speaking people of Kollywood, I beg you, please subtitle your movies in English, like the kind people of Bollywood do! Must I learn Tamil to partake of your movies?  (Yes, I know some of the Tamil movies DO have English subtitles, but not as many as Bollywood.)

I LOVE this song! I love Shreya Ghoshal‘s voice!

Music composed by A.R. Rahman, with lyrics by Vali, playback singers, Naresh Iyer & Shreya Ghoshal. (Selected as Best Song of The Year 2006)

Thanks to rajhanish for the YouTube video. Lyrics in Tamil, sorry no English translation yet. Here’s a good blog about the movie.

p.s. It’s August 30, 2008, and I finally watched Sillunu Oru Kaadhal, and of course easily found an English subtitled version at Netflix. I really enjoyed it!

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15 thoughts on “Video of the Day: “Munbe Vaa” from Sillunu Oru Kaadhal (2006)

  1. Yes, vijay, this movie looks stylish indeed. Unfortunately I have not seen it yet, but look forward to it. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Hi Sitaji,

    I’m glad that you like Tamil movies. Most of the good movies have been uploaded in with DVD quality including subtitles. There are few kind hearted Tamil people are doing this favour to cater the NOn Tamil speaking people who is eager to watch tamil movies. I watch most of them in youtube. The recent one with english subtitles are, Kandukondain Kandukondain (Aishwarya and Tabu), Vaaranam Aayiram (Surya Sameera), Roja (Mani Ratnam), Iruvar, Sillunu Oru Kaadhal, and many more. The movies I listed here are mostly composed by AR Rahman, so you will get to see the rare genious work of him. I would say, his best work would be from his Tamil movies. Please do check and get back to me if you need any more resources to watch good quality tamil movies (don’t go near any crap one). Take care…..

  3. Mohanavanan-ji,
    Thanks for your visit! I really Sillunu Oru Kaadhal. I do like Tamil movies indeed. I have seen Kandukondain Kandukondain a couple of times and love it! It’s a wonderful film. I’ve been meaning to get around to seeing Roja. I’ve seen quite a few of Ratnam’s films and especially enjoyed Bombay and A Peck on the Cheek (Kannathil Muthamittal). If I find any resources I’ll let you know and please do the same.


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