Ethir Neechal (2013)

 ●  Tamil ● 2 hrs 14 mins

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What`s in a name? A lot, especially if it is lovingly bestowed on you by your parents. The protagonist was named Kunjithapatham by his parents, after their favourite deity. The weird sounding name makes him the butt of jokes by his classmates in school, college and finally at work. No girl wants to marry him with such a bizzare name! After suffering through a lifetime of bullying and mocking taunts from peers, he's at his wits end. On the advice of his best friend Peter, he meets an astrologer who specialises in giving fancy names. Through the study of numerology, the astrologer believes he can bring about change in fortune by an appropriate change of name! Kunjithapatham now becomes modern and stylish with a new name, Harish and his luck changes. Harish meets Geeta, a school teacher and falls in love with her. But soon, Geeta finds out that Harish is not his real name and he lacks self confidence. She motivates him, and encourages him to stand up for himself saying that there is nothing in a name and it is self confidence that matters in life. In a desperate and intensely sincere attempt to prove to himself, he decides to join the Chennai Marathon, and coaches under Valli, a former national athlete.

Cast: Nandita Swetha, Priya Anand, Sivakarthikeyan Doss

Crew: RS Durai Senthilkumar (Director), R Velraj (Director of Photography), Anirudh Ravichander (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Comedy, Romance

Release Dates: 01 May 2013 (India)

Tamil Name: எதிர் நீச்சல்

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Did you know? Dhanush produced the film because of his trust and faith in Sivakarthikeyan. Read More
Mild passable entertainer
ood concept, but not utilized completely :(

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Dubbed into: Naa Love Story Modhalaindhi (Telugu)
Dhanush produced the film because of his trust and faith in Sivakarthikeyan.

This film is the first production venture from Dhanush's production house, Wunderbar Films.
In a happy place
17 Mar 2013, by K Jeshi
A good start
04 Oct 2012, by K Jeshi
Cool connect
09 Jul 2012, by K. R. Manigandan