Nitham Oru Vaanam (Eng: A Sky of Eternity) is a 2022 Indian Tamil-language romantic drama film written and directed by Ra. Karthik in his directorial debut. The film stars Ashok Selvan and Ritu Varma with Aparna Balamurali and Shivathmika Rajashekar in the principal roles. Gopi Sundar composed the film’s music and cinematography was performed by Vidhu Ayyana. The film was announced in January 2017, but went through a change of cast, and was relaunched in June 2021. The film was released on 4 November 2022. Despite a positive critical reception, the film was an average grosser.
The film revolves around Arjun, a young man with OCD. This results in him being rather closed off and seemingly rude to most of the people and happenings around him, alongside a strong dislike for trying anything new that he’s not comfortable with. But he had a habit of imagining himself as the protagonist in any story that he is reading. After a long time, he meets Janani, a woman who he thought understands him and starts to develop feelings for her. Arjun-Janani’s marriage preparation goes really well until due to some circumstances, Janani reconciles with her ex-boyfriend, resulting in the calling off of their wedding, which causes depression in Arjun. To help him overcome this hurdle, Arjun’s doctor treats him, advising him to read the short stories that she had written about two couples—Veera-Meenakshi and Mathi-Prabha. This results in three distinct story arcs.
Directed by Ra. Karthik
Written by Ra. Karthik
Produced by Sreenidhi Sagar, P. Rupak Pranav Tej & Ajit Andhare
Starring Ashok Selvan, Ritu Varma
Cinematography Vidhu Ayyanna
Edited by Anthony
Music by Gopi Sundar & Dharan Kumar
Production Viacom18 Studios & Rise East Entertainment
Release date 4 November 2022