|Directed by||Mithran Jawahar|
|Produced by||Gemini Films Circuit|
|Music by||Devi Sri Prasad|
|Release date(s)||14 January 2010|
|Running time||157 Minutes|
Kutty (Tamil: குட்டி) is a 2010 Indian Tamil romantic comedy film directed by Mithran Jawahar, who with the project, recombines with the lead actor following the success of their previous venture. The film stars Dhanush, Shriya Saran and Sameer Dattani in the lead roles with Radha Ravi playing a pivotal role. The film, a remake of the Telugu film Arya starring Allu Arjun, has Gemini Film Circuit as the producers, whilst Devi Sri Prasad handled the music composition. The film, which was under production for a year, was released on 14 January 2010 coinciding with the Tamil festival of Thai Pongal. Kutty has been revealed as a commercial success despite a lot of competition.
The plot opens with Geetha (Shriya Saran) at Kanyakumari beach looking at a lonely lying personal diary where she enjoys a poem written in it. She admires the poem by replying on the same page. While she enjoys the beauty of Sunrise, she loses one of her anklets in the sea. She see a person jumping in it and she understands that the person has died in the waters. The incident threatens her in her dream again and again and feels very much guilty for it. In her college, she meets a rich, handsome boy Arjun (Sameer Dattani) who impresses her to win her love. He proposes her and commands to love him else he would die by jumping from college roof top. Already feeling guilty for being cause of a person's death, not willing to happen it again Geetha acccepts his love and screams 'I love You' to Arjun which was witnessed by another student Kutti (Dhanush).
Kutti, proposes his love to Geetha in front of Arjun, which shocks Geetha and annoys Arjun. Geetha turns down his request again and again and reminds him of her relationship with Arjun. But Kutti instead tells her that it is not an issue to him and tells her to continue loving Arjun and he would nver stop loving her. Arjun is irritated by the actings of Kutti. He fights with him to stop him but instead was challenged by Kutti that if Arjun is confident in his love no one would part Geetha from him. So stay calm and watch whatever happens. Arjun to prove his love and confidence keeps quiet. While Kutti does all the things to impress Geetha but could not make her feel his love.
Arjun introduces Geetha to his father (Radha Ravi)for marriage but his father engages a Minister's daughter who is a spoilt girl, for Arjun. So Arjun escapes with Geetha who is helped by Kutti. Kutti,Arjun,Geetha are chased by Arjun's father's men but unable to catch them. Meanwhile internal fights goes on between Kutti and Arjun. Arjun once leaves Geetha with Kutti without any information. Kutti takes care of Geetha, which touches her. She soon realise the love feeling of him and feels for not meeting him before her commitment to Arjun. But kutti thinking that Geetha scolds him closes his ears and does not hears what she actually said to him. Arjun, after one week brings his father convincing him for their marriage. Geetha leaves with Arjun to marry him. On the wedding day of Arjun Geetha, Kutti wanders here and there to look after wedding related works. His friends understand his internal pain and ask him to cry.While Geetha getting on her way to marriage Kutti stops her and openly expresses his pain of his love and how he is going to miss her and asks if his love did touched her atleast once, without knowing that his love touched her already. Geetha could not answer him. Kutti's kids friends present Geetha a gift in which she finds her lost anklet and the poem page where she wrote a reply while she was in Kanyakumari. Kutti was the person who jumped into the sea to take her anklet and was thought dead, by Geetha. Geetha finally realises her love for Kutti, rejects the marriage with Arjun and goes to Kutti and accepts his love finally.
In January 2008, Gemini Film Cicuits bought the remake rights of the Telugu film Arya featuring Allu Arjun and claimed to be ready to produce a film with Dhanush and Shriya Saran in the lead role, with Balasekaran being named as director. However the film remained inactive for nearly a year until following the success of Yaaradi Nee Mohini, Mithran Jawahar was signed up to replace Balasekaran. The film was launched and titled Kadhir, but eventually went through a change of name to become Kutty.  The film, launched in December 2008 and shooting proceeded in a number of schedules with filming taking place in Vizag and Kodaikanal.During the production of the film, it was acquired to be distributed by Sun Pictures, however the deal late fell through but the film eventually released during the Pongal festival on 14 January 2010.
The film opened in all centres across Chennai, Tamil Nadu as well as in various regions overseas to a good opening. The film which grossed Rs. 35,92,834 in the opening weekend in Chennai was declared a superhit. The film also opened strongly in Malaysia, debuting at eleventh place in the box office.
Upon release, the film generally received mixed reviews, with most critics describing the film as a "clean entertainer". A reviewer from Rediff gave the film 2.5 out of 5, claiming that the film is a "fun ride" and despite seeming to be the "same old story" with a "predictable end", he adds, "you're glued to the screen because of the intriguing plot twists". Sify describes the film as a "clean entertainer", citing that the film works "as it is a clean, honest, romantic musical that’s worth a matinee for the family audiences", though it isn't "without hiccups" as it "lacks comedy" and could have needed some editing works in the second half. Similarly a reviewer from Times of India also describes the film as a "clean entertainer" and praises director Jawahar, citing that he "deserves a round of applause", while criticizing the narration that "appears like a lecture students term as ‘blade’" and the climax that "has happened in only a 1000 other movies". Meanwhile Behindwoods gave the film 2 out of 5 and cites that the film is "definitely different from the regular commercial" and that "the director has tried hard to make a feel good romantic flick and has partially succeeded".
The soundtrack was the primarily of recycled tunes from the original Telugu film by music director Devi Sri Prasad. The film's soundtrack was released December 23, 2009. People who were present at the small function were A. Jawahar, Devi Sri Prasad and the producers .
|Soundtrack by Devi Sri Prasad|
|Released||December 23, 2010|
|Devi Sri Prasad chronology|
|1.||"Life, A Jaali Than"||Devi Sri Prasad|
|2.||"Feel My Love (Solo)"||Kay Kay|
|3.||"Nee Kadhalikkum Ponnu"||Mukesh|
|4.||"Yaro En Nenjai"||Sagar, Sumagali|
|5.||"Feel My Love"||Kay Kay|
|6.||"Kannu Randum"||Mukesh, Priya Hemesh|