En Swasa Kaatre (English: Breath of My Life) is a 1999 Tamil romantic film written and directed by K. S. Ravi. The film stars Arvind Swamy and Isha Koppikar in the lead roles, while Raghuvaran, Prakash Raj and Thalaivasal Vijay play supporting roles. The film was produced by newcomers R. M. Sait and Ansar Ali, friends of the film’s music director A.R.Rahman. The film opened in February 1999 to mixed reviews and average collections.
A seemingly down-to-earth guy Arun (Arvind Swamy) leads a life of a computer hacker by day and thief by night. When he meets Madhu (Isha Koppikar) whom he fancies, he wishes to turn over a new leaf. But Arun’s rogue brother, who has been blackmailing him since young to do his dirty deeds, does not think likewise. A deep love-hate relationship between them which unfolded during their childhood days traps Arun into a life of crime. How Arun chooses between his family and love forms the crux of the story.
Directed by K. S. Ravi
Produced by R. M. Sait & J. Ansar Ali
Written by Bhagyaraj
Screenplay by Bhagyaraj
Story by Bhagyaraj
Starring Arvind Swamy, Isha Koppikar, Prakash Raj, Raghuvaran
Music by A. R. Rahman
Cinematography Arthur A. Wilson
Edited by Babu-Raghu
Production Nikaba Films International
Distributed by Bhagyaraj
Release date 26 February 1999