Chikku Bukku is a 2010 Tamil romance film written and directed by Manikandan, starring Arya, debutante Preetika Rao and Shriya Saran in the lead roles, with Santhanam and Anoop Kumar in supporting roles. The film was released on 3 December 2010 to very average reviews. The movie is based on the 2003 South Korean movie The Classic.
Arjun (Arya), a London-based DJ, leads a happy life. Also there is Anu (Shriya Saran), who completes her MBA in a London university. One day, Arjun is forced to come to his native village in Karaikudi to ensure that his ancestral property is not sold. Also, Anu too is forced to come to Madurai to meet her father, who is injured in an accident. The two strangers meet in a train. There begins their journey towards their respective destinations. Meanwhile, a diary of Arjun’s father pops out from his bag. He browses through it to understand his dad’s love life. In flashback, the movie goes back to 1985. It is revealed that Sekar (Arya) returns to his village after getting selected as a Police.
He falls in love with Meena (Preetika Rao). But when their romance is revealed, Sekar’s family resists the relationship due to class differences. A dejected Sekar leaves to begin training as a police officer. There he becomes acquainted with Ammaiappan (Anoop Kumar), a young colleague. He comes to know that Ammayappan is in love with his uncle’s daughter. A sequence of events reveals that both men love the same girl Meena. Returning to the film’s contemporary setting, we find that Arjun and Anu, after crossing several hurdles in their journey, reach their respective houses. They then realize that they have fallen for each other. Meanwhile, the film employs a Deus Ex Machina in the form of Anu’s father, to ensure all story arcs are resolved. When Anu’s father Ammaiappan realizes that Anu is in love with Sekar’s son, he immediately approves of their relationship. It is implied that Anu and Arjun are then to stay together.
Directed by K. Manigandan
Produced by Sunanda Murali Manohar
Written by K. Manigandan & S. Ramakrishnan
Starring Arya, Preetika Rao, Shriya Saran
Music by Colonial Cousins & Pravin Mani
Cinematography R. B. Gurudev
Edited by V. T. Vijayan
Production Mediaone Global Entertainment & Majestic Multimedia
Release date 3 December 2010