Kadhal Mannan is one film which gave Ajith a romantic makeover. The film is about how a guy who falls in love with a girl who is engaged. He loves taking risks and the whole film is about how he wins the girl over despite the obstacles.
Here are some facts about the movie.
1. Kaadhal Mannan was the debut directorial venture of Saran. It was Thala Ajith’s first collaboration with Saran. They were a superhit combo together and would go on to work in three more films. They were Amarkalam, Attagasam and Asal. Out of the four films they worked together only Asal was a flop. All the other films were superhits.
2. It was music director Bharadwaj’s Tamil debut. Bharadwaj gave some lovely songs in the film especially the Kadhal Mannan title track and Unnai Partha Pinbu Naan song sung by SPB. Bharadwaj was Saran’s go to music director.
3. Even music director M.S.Viswanathan made acting debut in the film. The veteran who has given us some lovely songs would go on to be part of Kadhala Kadhala as well,
4. Some episodes in the movie were shot in Murugesan Mansion, Triplicane. It is known as bachelor’s paradise.
5. After the movie, the combo of Saran – Ajith – Bharadwaj did Amarkkalam again for the same production banner Venkateswaralayam.
6. The film was the acting debuting of actress Maanu. She has acted in only two films. One was Kadhal Mannan with Thala Ajith as the hero and the other was Enna satham indha neram with director mohan raja as the hero.
7. Maanu was identified by actor vivek who had attended her dance program. She had refused at first but after 6 months of persuasion she finally came onboard as the lead actress for kadhal mannan. She is still fondly remembered as Thilothama.
8. The film released in 1998.
9. Maanu is primarily a dancer and runs Maanu arts school in the US.
10. The film gave Ajith a romantic makeover after a string of failures.