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Pirivom Santhippom
Directed by Karu Pazhaniappan
Starring Cheran
Kanja Karuppu
M. S. Bhaskar
Music by Vidyasagar
Release date(s) 14 January 2008
Country  India
Language Tamil

Pirivom Santhippom (English: We'll Disunite, We'll Meet) is a Tamil movie starring Cheran and Sneha about the life of a young couple in a joint family with the Nattukottai Nagarathar Chettiar community located in Karaikudi, TN. This was another grape wine for Sneha as this was completely a heroine centric film. Sneha won many awards for her excellent performance in this movie. It was a surprise hit at the box office.



Unusually, this is not a movie dominated by a male protagonist. Instead, it chooses to revolve around the life of Sala (short for Visalatchi) played by Sneha, who when the movie begins is about to complete her master's degree. The only daughter of her parents, she marries into a joint family of assorted uncles, aunts and children, apart from her in-laws. When she moves out along with her husband from a house full of relatives into a house with nobody to speak to, the loneliness begins to slowly get to her. Cheran never notices his wife's abnormality. Sneha slowly turns a Psycho, who repairs her fridge, fan and other equipments in her house and calls electrician played by Kanja Karuppu and talks with him, to overcome her loneliness. She then starts recording the various sounds that reaches her ears, like birds chirping, leaves waving in air, in to a tape recorder. This abnormality turns violent when she tries to record a child's laughter, which causes a stroke to the child and the child turns immobile, which frightens Sneha. But the child regains its normal state after treatment. Jayaram who comes as a doctor, finds her abnormality and warns Cheran. But it turns too late that Sneha unknowingly consumes too many sleeping pills to overcome her loneliness. Then Jayaram advices Cheran to take Sneha back to their joint family. So does Cheran and they lead a happy life.

This loneliness gives Palaniappan the space he needs to make his commentary on family, particularly the Tamil family and "our way of living".


Actor Role
Cheran Natesan
Sneha Visalatchi
Jayaram Doctor
Kanja Karuppu Electrician


The film opened to highly positive reviews. This movie was a Pongal release and compared to all other big releases, this film won the best and Sneha's acting was appreciated a lot. This did a reasonable business at the box office by completing 100 days. It was a surprise hit.

Awards Won

Sneha won many awards for her excellent performance in this movie. They are listed below:

1. Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress
2. ITFA Award
3. Benze Award for Best Actress
4. Vijay Award for Best Actress
5. Ritz Award for Best Actress
6. Meera Tamil Music Award for Best Actress in a Song Sequence
7. 58th Film Fans Association Award for Best Actress 2008
8. Nominated for Film Fare Best Actress Award




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