Movies - Alaipayuthey/Saathiya (2000/2002) | Cast,Crew,Trivia,Awards

Last Updated : 07-01-2010
Category : Movies > Tamil
Year : 2000


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Alaipayuthey/Saathiya – Details
Alaipayuthey – Tamil >
  • Alaipayuthey (Tamil: அலைபாயுதே) (Jumping Waves / compared to tempting or fickle mind in Tamil) is an 2000 Indian, Tamil language film directed by Mani Ratnam.
  • The movie was well received by critics and did well at the Tamil and Telugu box-offices primarily for its music and realistic portrayal of romance and married life.
  • The film made its European premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2001. It was shown at various film festivals nationally and internationally.
  • Alaipayuthey was remade in Hindi as Saathiya, directed by Shaad Ali in 2002, starring Rani Mukherjee and Vivek Oberoi.
  • While the original album did not carry the title song "Endendrum Punnagai", it was added later on due to the immense popularity of the hit song.
  • This was Madhavan's first Tamil movie with Mani Ratnam and appeared in of Mani Ratnam's movies in all. Sharing with Aravind Swamy (Thalapathi, Roja, Bombay, Alaipayuthey).Earlier, Madhavan was screen tested for a role in Iruvar after being introduced to Mani Ratnam by cinematographer Santosh Sivan but was subsequently not offered the role in Iruvar.
  • During one of his interviews, Madhavan indicated that as he was told about the script, he realized that the character he was going to play in the movie was actually himself, in real life. He had the same to say about Shalini, who was also in a relationship with actor Ajith Kumar, during the period Alaipayuthey was being shot, and got married to him after the movie.
  • During Poorni's engagement proposal, the one who courts Shakti claims that he's getting his M.D. at Princeton while in reality Princeton doesn't have a Med School
  • Originally, famous actress and singer Vasundhara Das was considered for the role of Shakti. However, Shalini ended up bagging the role.
  • The soundtrack features 10 songs composed by Rahman, with lyrics by Vairamuthu, except for the title song 'Alai Payuthey' (which was created by the 18th century Carnatic music composer Oothukkadu Venkatasubramanya Iyer, who also set it to the raagam Kaanada).
  • The song "Yaro Yarodi" later appeared in the 2008 Hollywood film, The Accidental Husband.
Saathiya – Hindi Remake (2002) >
  • Saathiya (Devanagari: साथिया, Nastaliq: ساتھیا; translates as Partner) is an Indian Hindi drama/romance movie which was released on 20 December 2002.
  • It was Shaad Ali's debut as director and the soundtrack was composed by A. R. Rahman.
  • The film was screened at the Casablanca Film Festival.
  • The film did well at the box office.
  • It features cameo appearances by Shahrukh Khan and Tabu.
  • There are 9 songs were composed by A.R. Rahman and lyrics by Gulzar.
  • A. R. Rahman re-used most of his compositions from the Tamil soundtrack of Alaipayuthey, with the exception of two songs, Mere Yaar Mila De and Naina Milaike which replaced their Tamil counterparts Evano Oruvan and Alaipayuthey.
  • The soundtrack turned out to be one of the strong points of the film.
Alaipayuthey/Saathiya - Cast and Crew
Alaipayuthey – Tamil >
Saathiya – Hindi Remake >
Saathiya - Awards
Filmfare Awards >
Saathiya won six awards at the Filmfare Awards.
Zee Cine Awards >
MTV Immies >
Bollywood Music Awards >
Bollywood Movie Awards >
  • Best Actress (Critics' Award) - Rani Mukherjee
  • Best Music Director - A. R. Rahman

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