Enakku Vaaitha Adimaigal
Movie wiki in one line Title: Enakku Vaaitha Adimaigal, Running time: 117 mins, Release date: 2 February 2017, Language: Tamil, Director: Mahendran Rajamani, Music director: Santhosh Kumar Dhayanidhi, Censor type: U, Stars: Jai and Pranitha, Poster: Attached
Enakku Vaaitha Adimaigal (English: The Slaves Destined To Me) is an Indian Tamil comedy film written and directed by Mahendran Rajamani and produced by Shan Sutharsan. The film stars Jai and Pranitha in the leading roles, while Karunakaran, Kaali Venkat and Naveen portray supporting roles. Featuring music composed by Santhosh Dhayanidhi and cinematography by Mahesh Muthuswami, the film began production during June 2016 and released on 2 February 2017.
In March 2016, Mahendran Rajamani and Vansan Movies held discussions with actors Siddharth, Nakul and Thaman about casting them in a script titled Enakku Vaaitha Adimaigal. Despite Thaman's announcement that the trio would reunite again after Boys (2003), the project failed to materialise. Soon after, Vansan Movies announced that they had instead signed on actor Jai to be a part of a film in early June 2016. Pranitha joined the team to portray the lead actress, while Karunakaran, Kaali Venkat and theatre actor Naveen were selected to portray Jai's friends. Thambi Ramaiah and Rajendran were also bought in to portray characters in the film, with the latter copying the body language of American actor Dwayne Johnson for his role. The film was officially launched on 22 June 2016, with a poster of the film released depicting the technical crew as a part of a WhatsApp group conversation. The film was shot extensively in the final quarter of 2016 across Kodaikanal and Puducherry. In December 2016, Santhanam shot for a cameo appearance in the film.
The film was initially announced to be releasing on 14 January 2017, during the Pongal holidays in Tamil Nadu, but was later delayed after most screens were handed to the Vijay-starrer Bairavaa. The film was subsequently released on 2 February, with the team gaining a "U" certificate from the censor board.
Santhosh Dhayanidhi was signed on as music composer and revealed that the director had given him a brief of producing "an anthem kind of number on friendship". Looking for a renowned singer, Santosh requested Anirudh Ravichander to sing that particular song in the film. The soundtrack also features a gaana number sung by Jagan, a YouTube find and a melody song by Haricharan and Jonita Gandhi. The audio rights of the film was acquired by Vansan Music, a subsidiary of the production house, and the complete album was released on 26 December 2016.