|Directed by||A. Venkatesh|
|Written by||V. Prabhakar (dialogues)|
|Story by||V. V. Vinayak|
|Based on||Dil (Telugu)|
|Produced by||K. C. N. Chandrasekar|
|Edited by||V. T. Vijayan|
|Music by||Srikanth Deva|
|Distributed by||Deivanai Movie Makers|
Kuthu (transl. Punch) is a 2004 Indian Tamil-language masala film directed by A. Venkatesh, starring Silambarasan and Ramya in the lead roles. It is a remake of the Telugu film Dil which starred Nitin and Neha Bamb. The music was composed by Srikanth Deva. Released on 14 April 2004, it received positive reviews and was a moderate success at the box office.
Gurumoorthy "Guru" (Silambarasan) is a sociable boy from a middle-class family. He lives with his parents- a doting mother and a strict but well-meaning father- and playful maternal uncle. He enrolls at the College of Arts and Sciences, and falls in love with Anjali (Ramya), a fellow student, who doesn't reciprocate his affections.
Anjali's father is the rich and powerful gangster Veerabahu (Kalabhavan Mani), who is extremely protective of his daughter to the point that he brutally beats up a boy at a temple for brushing past her by accident. A misunderstanding results in Guru being beaten up by Veerabahu's men, who suspect that him and Anjali are lovers. After this, he vows to win Anjali's love for real. In due course, she falls in love with him too. How the lovers stand strong in the face of Veerabahu's increasingly desperate attempts to separate them forms the rest of the story.
- Silambarasan as Gurumoorthy "Guru"
- Ramya as Anjali
- Kalabhavan Mani as Veerabahu, Anjali's father
- Vijayakumar as Guru's father
- Karunas as Guru's friend
- Livingston as Adhi Kesav, College Principal
- Kuyili as Guru's mother
- Aishwarya as Anjali's mother
- Kota Srinivasa Rao as Anjali's grandfather
- Manorama as Anjali's grandmother
- Suman Setty
- Ramya Krishnan (special appearance in the song "Pottu Thaakku")
- Robert (special appearance in the song "Pottu Thaakku")
- Mumtaj (special appearance in the song "Otha Viral Kattuna")
- Ashok Raja (special appearance in the song "Otha Viral Kattuna")
After Dum which was a remake of Kannada film Appu. Venkatesh and Simbhu decided to collaborate for second time with Kuthu being the remake of successful Telugu film Dil. Kannada actress Divya Spandana made her debut in Tamil with this film under the name "Ramya".
A song was picturised with lead pair in studios with an erected set costing Rs 10 lakhs while another song was shot at Thirumayam Kottai near karaikudi with Ramya Krishnan which took three days to complete. The fight scene was shot at SRM College Grounds for 10 days.
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||14 April 2004|
|Srikanth Deva chronology|
|1.||"Otha Viral Kattuna"||P. Vijay||Shankar Mahadevan||5:31|
|2.||"Nibuna Nibuna"||Kalaikumar||Sadhana Sargam||5:39|
|3.||"Sappida Vada"||Kalaikumar||Udit Narayan, Malathy Lakshman||5:33|
|4.||"Pottu Thakku"||Vaali||Silambarasan, Roshini||5:08|
|5.||"Pachai Kili"||Pazhani Bharathi||Kunal Ganjawala, Srilekha Parthasarathy||4:48|
|6.||"Assana Assana"||Snehan||Subeen Khan, Mahalakshmi Iyer||4:58|
|7.||"Ennai Theendi Vittai"||Thamarai||Prasanna Rao, Chinmayi||3:27|
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- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 18 April 2014. Retrieved 2 April 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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- "Kuthu – All Songs – Download or Listen Free – JioSaavn" – via www.jiosaavn.com.