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|Produced by||'Punnagai Poo' Gheetha|
N. Ramana Gopinath
|Music by||Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|Edited by||A. Sreekar Prasad|
|Distributed by||SG Films|
|20 May 2005|
|Budget||₹4 crore (equivalent to ₹9.5 crore or US$1.4 million in 2016)|
|Box office||₹9.1 crore (equivalent to ₹22 crore or US$3.2 million in 2016)|
Arinthum Ariyamalum (English: Knowingly and Unknowingly) is a 2005 Tamil crime drama film written and directed by Vishnuvardhan that stars Prakash Raj along with newcomers Arya, Navdeep and Sameksha in lead and Adithya Menon and Krishna in supporting roles. The film's music is composed by top director, Yuvan Shankar Raja. 'Punnagai Poo' Gheetha, a popular RJ at the Malaysian radio station THR.fm Raaga, produced the film, becoming the first female Tamil film producer and first person outside of India to produce an Indian film. The film released on 20 May 2005 and became a blockbuster completing 175-day run at the box office. Upon release, the film was dubbed into Telugu and released as Kalisunte. The film eventually went on to fetch Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut – South for Arya.
There is the innocent Brahmin-boy Satya (Navdeep) who comes from Nagercoil to Chennai to join an engineering college. And then his problems begin one by one when he encounters the dreaded don Adhi Narayanan (Prakash Raj), who is actually Satya's father and his hot-blooded son Kutty (Arya). Satya's girlfriend Sandhya (Sameksha) is accidentally wounded in a shootout between Adhi's gang and his rivals. Satya, on the prodding of ACP Thiagarajan (Adithya Menon) is all set to identify Kutty as the culprit.
Intimidated and threatened by the gang, and in a state of confusion, Satya is shocked when Adhi suddenly changes track, makes friendly overtures to Satya, claiming kinship with him. With Kutty too going overboard with his brotherly overprotective attitude, Satya's life takes a comical and a drastic turn.
- Arya as Kutty Narayanan
- Navdeep as Sathya Narayanan
- Prakash Raj as Adhi Narayanan
- Samiksha Singh as Sandhya
- Adithya Menon as ACP Thiyagarajan
- Krishna as Krishna
- Yog Japee as Mani
- 'Punnagai Poo' Gheetha as Collector (cameo role)
- Story, Screenplay, Direction: Vishnuvardhan
- Production: 'Punnagai Poo' Gheetha
- Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja
- Cinematography: Nirav Shah
- Editing: A. Sreekar Prasad
- Art direction: Remiyan
- Stunts: Thiyagarajan
- Choreography: Kalyan
- Dialogues: N. Ramana Gopinath & S. Neelan @ Neelan.K.Sekar
- Costume design: Anu Vardhan
- Lyrics: Pa. Vijay & Snehan
- Banner: SG Films
|Soundtrack album by Yuvan Shankar Raja|
10 April 2005 (India)
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Producer||Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|Yuvan Shankar Raja chronology|
The soundtrack and film score were composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja, joining again with director Vishnuvardhan after Kurumbu (2004). The soundtrack was released on 10 April 2005 and features 5 tracks with lyrics penned by Pa. Vijay and Snehan. Yuvan Shankar Raja garnered high praise for the "racy" and "peppy songs", the album becoming one of the most successful albums of 2005, while Behindwoods placed "Yuvan's music in Arindhum Ariyamalum" on the fifth spot in the list of Top 5 Innovations of the year in Tamil cinema. The song "Theepidika", in particular, gained cult status, becoming the "anthem of the season". The album features the singers Mahua Kamat and Anushka Manchanda, former members of the Filmi pop girl group Viva!, foraying into the Tamil Music industry.
|1||"Yela Yela"||Ranjith, Sujatha Mohan||4:13|
|2||"Konjam Konjam"||Mahua Kamat||4:54|
|3||"Theepidika"||Anushka Manchanda, Premji Amaran||4:35||Incorporates elements of the song "Bhoomiyil Maanida" from the 1941 Tamil film Ashok Kumar, featuring the voice of M. K. Thyagaraja Bhagavathar; composed by Papanasam Sivan|
|4||"En Kannodu"||Yuvan Shankar Raja, Nidesh Gopalan||3:25|
|5||"Sil Sil"||Sathyan, Chinmayi||3:53|
- The film was a commercial success and the fifth highest grossing film of the year. It went successfully went on box office for 175 days.
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- Arunthum Ariyamalum was the fifth most successful film of 2005
-  Archived 6 February 2009 at the Wayback Machine.