Paarthale Paravasam is a 2001 Tamil movie directed by K. Balachander, who with the project completed one hundred feature films. The film produced by Balachander’s home banner Kavithalayaa Productions featured Madhavan and Simran in the leading roles with Lawrence Raghavendra and Sneha playing other key roles. The film’s music is composed by A. R. Rahman whilst A. Venkatesh was cinematographer.
Paarthale Paravasam tells the story of a couple going through a breakup after the husband is exposed for having a child from a juvenile relationship. It also shows the introduction of love interests for the couple, and if they reconcile forms the crux of the plot. The film released on 14 November 2001 to mixed reviews and became a commercial failure.
Madhava (Madhavan) is a doctor, and a single appearance as hero in a film has made him the heartthrob of thousands of girls. He marries Simi (Simran), but a revelation about his past separates them and takes them as far as divorce. They remain friends though, even going so far as to fix up each other’s second marriages.
Simi decides to get Madhava married to Chella (Sneha), a nurse at his hospital, while he tries to fix up her marriage with a dancer, Azhagu (Lawrence Raghavendra). In the end, Madhava’s and Chella’s wedding and Simi’s and Azhagu’s wedding are on the same date. Unfortunately Azhagu then marries his cousin due to his father’s greed for wealth. Chella’s parents find out about Madhava’s past and call off the wedding. In the end Madhava and Simi remarry. Chella marries Vivek, Madava’s colleague, who was interested in her ever since he became Madhava’s understudy in the hospital.
Directed by K. Balachander
Produced by Pushpa Kandaswamy
Written by K. Balachander & Gopu Babu
Starring Madhavan, Simran, Lawrence, Sneha, Vaali, Vivek
Music by A. R. Rahman
Cinematography A. Venkatesh
Edited by Suresh Urs
Production Kavithalayaa Productions
Release dates 14 November 2001