Priyamaanavale (Eng: The Girl I love) is a 2000 Tamil Romantic movie written and directed by K. Selva Bharathy, which is the remake of the Telugu film Pavithra Bandham. The film has Vijay and Simran playing the lead roles, with S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Vivek and Radhika Choudhry in supporting roles. Priyamaanavale revolves around a working woman in a struggling family and portrays the sufferings she receives from her husband with negative shades in his role but later he realises his fault and he becomes a loving and caring husband. Priyamaanavale released on 26 October 2000 to highly positive reviews and was declared a blockbuster. The film was later dubbed in Hindi as Dil Ki Baat.
Vishwanathan (S. P. Balasubrahmanyam) is a multi-millionaire industrialist, who lives in a palatial house, with his only child, a son named Vijay (Vijay). Vijay has been born with a silver spoon and indulges in life’s temptations and weaknesses to the extreme. Vishwanath would like his son to get married and be responsible. Vijay agrees to get married on condition a kind of a test drive! His condition is that his future bride should sign an agreement that the marriage is on a trial basis for one year and, thereafter, if Vijay does not fall in love with her, the marriage gets annulled.
Vishwanathan asks his personal assistant, Priya (Simran), to quit her job and marry Vijay, but Priya refuses initially. Priya comes from a poor family, consisting of her mom, two sisters (one sister with heart condition), and one brother. Priya reconsiders this offer and asks for financial support for her mom and siblings, to which Vishwanathan agrees happily. Vijay and Priya are married. After the marriage, Vijay and Priya do become friends, and Priya goes out of her way to look after Vijay when he meets with an accident. At the end of the year, however, Vijay decides to annul the marriage, as had been agreed upon. Priya leaves Vijay and returns home heavy heartedly.
Soon after the community starts to gossip about her. Vijay realizes his mistake goes back to Priya but she throws him away. Priya gets a job in a new company; to her surprise, on the day when the company’s managing director arrives and everyone greets him, she’s bewildered to see that it’s Vijay. He later confesses to her that he’s a changed person and wants her back. But, even after constant persuasion, she disagrees. things goes worse when Priya gets pregnant. Priya and her family hold a ceremony on the occasion of her to-be-born child. As the guests start to come in and give her presents, Vishwanathan and Vijay arrive and with presents. Priya gets up in front of everyone reveals Vijay to be her husband and tells them about the contract. Soon after an altercation follows and Vijay and his father walk out followed by all the guests.
Directed by K. Selva Bharathy
Produced by C. Venkata Raju & G. Sivaraju
Written by K. Selva Bharathy & Bhupathi Raja
Starring Vijay, Simran
Music by S. A. Rajkumar
Cinematography Selva. R
Edited by B. S. Vasu-Saleem
Distributed by Gita Chitra International
Release dates 26 October 2000
Running time 169 min.