It was 20 years of Amarkalam on 13th August. Let’s look at 10 facts about the film.
1. It was Ajith Kumar’s 25th film.
2. It was remade in Telugu and Kannada.
3. Amitabh Bachchan was the first choice to play Raghuvaran’s role.
4. Jyothika was the first choice for the heroine role.
5. Shalini sang a song in the film.
6. Satham Illatha song was sung by SPB continuously in a breathless manner.
7. This was Ajith’s second film with Saran after Kadhal Mannan.
8. The title Amarkalam was inspired by a phrase used by SPB after the Anjali Anjali song in Duet. After recording the song SPB said ” Amarkalam Rahman” which inspired this Saran to come up with this title.
9. It was during the shoot of this film that Ajith and Shalini fell in love.
10. A digitally restored version of the film was released in 2014 for Ajith’s 43rd birthday.