Live-in Relationship – SJ Suryah, Karthik Subbaraj made it before Mani RatnamPublished: July 16, 2015
Tamil cinema now and then has been conquering the masses with some of the most proficient movies, which sometimes might receive brickbats, but later gain some intense reviews when viewed on channels. One such concept is ‘Live In Relationship’ that was recently seen as the backdrop in Mani Ratnam’s O Kadhal Kanmani. The film starred Dulquer Salman and Nithya Menon in lead roles with Prakash Raj performing an important character. AR Rahman’s musical score happened to be one of the most intriguing elements in this film. While there were some mixed reports that Mani Ratnam has chosen a controversial theme that might not be apt for Tamil Nadu culture.
But the fact is that such themes have already been in Tamil cinema before a span of ten years itself.
SJ Suryah’s Anbe Aaruyire often translated as Aa…Aaaa starred him as a journalist and Nila as his girlfriend. Both of them live together in the same house without marrying. The film didn’t create any problems perhaps at that point of time.
Karthik Subbaraj’s Pizza that was a trendsetter movie didn’t boast of horror and thrill moments alone, but had the same concept, where Vijay Sethupathi and Ramya Nambeesan have a live in relationship.
Well, these are just the cherry-picks of this concept, but there are few other movies that have been based on the same concept as well.