It’s been 23 years since Kadhal Kottai released but the film is still fresh in our memories. This film inspired a series of similar films and was a major breakthrough for both Ajith and Devayani. Heera and Karan were also part of the film. Let’s look at some interesting facts about the film..
1. The film is inspired from the relationship between King Kopperum Chozhan and Pisirandhiyar who never meet each other but have a strong bond.
2. This was supposed to be director Agathiyan’s debut film but no one was willing to produce it so he made a few other films before Kadhal Kottai.
3. This was Ajith’s second collaboration with Agathiyan after Vaanmathi. Vaanmathi was Agathiyan’s first commercial success.
4 The film won 3 National awards – Best director, best screenplay and best film in Tamil.
5. Agathiyan also won the Tamil Nadu State Award and Filmfare Award for best director.
6. The film’s inital title was Nila Odi Vaa.
7. The film was remade in Telugu , Kannada, Hindi and Bengali.
8. The film was released as a novel in 2010 with the same title.
9. This was Devayani’s first non glamour role which shaped her future films in the industry.
10. Agathiyan himself directed the Hindi remake and it was titled Sirf Tum.