Ullathai Allitha (Eng: Give me the heart) is 1996 Tamil comedy film directed by Sundar C. The film starred Karthik, Goundamani and Rambha in the lead roles. The film’s plot elements were borrowed from Hindi film Andaz Apna Apna. The film’s score and soundtrack are composed by Sirpi. Ullathai Allitha was a Blockbuster at the box office. The film released on 15 January 1996 and received positive reviews from the critics and audience.
Raja (Karthik) is the only son of retired military officer Chandrasekhar (Jaiganesh) who raises his son very strictly. Chandrasekhar decides to get Raja married to his long time friend Viswanathan’s (Manivannan) daughter Indhu (Rambha). Raja misunderstands another girl as Indhu and decides to run away from house to escape from wedding. Shankar (Kazan Khan) is the nephew of Chandrasekhar and he plans to grab Chandrasekhar’s properties by triggering Raja to leave the house.
Raja runs away and reaches Ooty where he meets Vasu (Goundamani), who is a fraud but becomes friend with Raja. One day, Raja sees Indhu (Rambha) in Ooty and gets attracted towards her not knowing that she was the girl fixed for him by his father. Raja follows Indhu and finds her home. Later Raja secures a driver job in Viswanathan’s home to woo Indhu.
Raja gives his family ring to Vasu to prevent him from disclosing the truth to Viswanathan. But Viswanathan misunderstands that Vasu is the son of Chandrasekhar as he wears the ring now. Viswanathan brings Vasu to his home and introduces as the fiancé of Indhu. One day, a gang tries to attack Vasu but he is saved by Raja which makes him understand that there is someone looking out to kill him. So Raja decides to remain in the identity of driver to unearth the reason behind the goons trying to attack him.
Viswanathan informs Chandrasekhar that his son is found but asks him not to come immediately to see him as he does not like his father. Meanwhile, at Ooty, Raja tries to impress Indhu while Vasu is attracted towards Meena (Jyothi Meena) who is the personal secretary of Viswanathan. Slowly love blossoms between Indhu and Raja. Suddenly Chandrseakhar comes to Ooty to Viswanathan’s home to meet Raja. Now problem erupts as Raja is in the disguise of driver. Both Raja and Vasu try to manage by roaming together for a few days so that they can convince both Viswanathan and Chandrasekhar.
Meanwhile, Shankar gets furious knowing that Raja is found. He befriends Kasinathan (also Manivannan) who is the twin brother of Viswanathan but is a criminal and has just released from jail. They kidnap Viswanathan and now Kasinathan comes to Viswanathan’s place so that he can enjoy all the properties and wealth. Doubt erupts for Raja and Vasu seeing Kasinathan as he spends money lavishly compared to Viswanathan who is very stingy.
Raja and Vasu secretly follow Kasinathan and finds the whereabouts of Viswanathan and the plan behind his kidnap. Raja is shocked to see his cousin Shankar there as he is the master brain behind all the events. A hilarious fight follows where in the end, Shankar and Kasinathan get arrested. It is also revealed that Raja is the son of Chandrasekhar. Raja unites with Indhu while Vasu unites with Meena.
Directed by Sundar C.
Produced by N. Prabhavathy, N. Jyothi Lakshmi, N. Vishnuram & N. Raghuram
Written by K. Selva Bharathy (dialogues)
Screenplay by Sundar C.
Story by Sundar C.
Starring Karthik, Rambha, Goundamani, Manivannan, Jai Ganesh, Senthil, Jyothi Meena
Music by Sirpy
Cinematography U. K. Senthil Kumar
Edited by B. S. Vasu
Production Ganga Gowri Productions
Distributed by Ganga Gowri Productions
Release date 15 January 1996
Running time 148 min