Speaking of romance, there is one more movie that will stay close in hearts of film-buffs. That is Kadhalukku Mariyadhai.Released in 1997, the Vijay starter was directed by Faazil. Shalini played the heroine.
It oozed with love and was an instant hit then. The film was a remake of Fazil's successful Malayalam film, Aniathipravu.Vijay played Jeeva, a MBA student from a rich family. Shalini played Mini. They fall for each other. But face opposition from Mini's family as they are staunch Christians.
They decide to elope with Mimi deciding to return not to disappoint her brothers and mother. An emotional climax featuring Sivakumar, Srividya, Vijay and Shalini is still considered a classic.Another major highlight of the movie is Ilayaraja music. Ennai Thalata Varuvala, Oh Baby, Oru Oattam Poochi and Anabdha Kuyilin are chartbusters.No doubt this is the best romantic entertainer in Tamil cinema ever.