Nanbenda (Eng: You are truly my friend) is a 2015 Indian Tamil romantic comedy movie written and directed by Jagadish starring Udhayanidhi Stalin and Nayantara, with Santhanam in an important role. The movie was released on 2 April 2015 to mixed reviews and but became a box office success.
Sathya is an unemployed youth from Thanjavur, who goes to Trichy every month to meet his friend Sivakozhundhu and spend his day with the latter’s salary. One such time, he meets Ramya and falls in love with her. He believes that if he sees a girl three times a day casually, she will be her lucky lady. He meets Ramya twice and goes all over Trichy with Sivakonzhundhu in search of her. He decides to stay there that night. Just before 12’o clock, he sees Ramya celebrating her birthday in the hostel opposite to Sivakozhundhu’s room. The next day he proposes to her in her bank.
Meanwhile, Sivakozhundhu decides to send Sathya off by all means. But Sathya is in turn appointed as Sivam’s assistant in 2.5 star hotel where Sivam worked earlier. To improve their hotel’s condition, he asks for a loan from Ramya’s bank and uses it. The hotel is developed. One day, Sathya and Ramya are chased by thugs who are the men of a lady whom Ramya chucked out of the hostel as she had stolen other’s valuables. Sathya saves Ramya from the thugs. The next day, Ramya tells that she had once committed a murder and has gone to prison for the offense. This frightens Sathya. But Ramya says that once in Chennai, she was chased by a dog. She kicks the dog and it dies. But the Blue Cross members see this and take Ramya to the court, where she is imprisoned for 10 days and fined Rs.5000 for killing the dog. Sathya laughs at this. Ramya is hurt and asks him to get out of station or else she would go out of town. That night, Sathya and Sivakozhundhu decide to commit a crime and go to jail so that they could understand the pain of being in jail. They get heavily drunk and beat up Scorpio Shankar, a local don.
Directed by Jagadish
Produced by Udhayanidhi Stalin
Written by Jagadish
Starring Udhayanidhi Stalin, Nayantara, N. Santhanam
Music by Harris Jayaraj
Edited by Vivek Harshan
Production Red Giant Movies
Distributed by Red Giant Movies, Lotus Five Star (Malaysia)
Release dates 2 April 2015
Running time 151 minutes