Kanave Kalayadhe
Directed byV. Gowthaman
Written byV. Gowthaman
Produced by'Sivasakthi' Pandian
Delhi Ganesh
Chinni Jayanth
CinematographyThangar Bachan
Edited byB. Lenin
V. T. Vijayan
Music byDeva
Release date
6 August 1999
Running time
160 minutes

Kanave Kalayadhe (transl. Oh My Dream, Do Not Fade) is a 1999 Indian Tamil-language romantic drama film directed by V Gowthaman. The film stars Murali and Simran in the lead roles. Simran played a dual role for the first time in her career. The score and soundtrack was composed by Deva. It was produced by Sivasakthi Movie Makers. The film opened on 6 August 1999 to mixed reviews from critics.


Anand (Murali) and Amritha (Simran) are lovers living in Chandigarh. While Amrita is a Punjabi, Anand is a Tamilian. In order to seek the approval of Amrita's parents for their marriage, Anand goes to Amrita's home in Punjab. However, before they can unite, Amritha and her family die in a bomb blast. Unable to bear the separation, Anand goes into depression. His friends take him to Chennai with the hope that he will start life afresh. There, life throws a googly at him when he sees Saradha, Amrita's lookalike. After the initial hiccups, Anand and Saradha fall in love with each other and decide to get married. But at this point, Anand learns that Shekhar (Shakti Kumar), Sharada's old lover, is still waiting for her. How is Anand going to handle this strange game of fate?



The film was shot in locations including the Golden Temple in Amritsar, Jallianwala Bagh, the rock gardens in Chandigarh, the Wagah border and Ananthpur Sahib. Shooting coincided with the celebrations of the 300th anniversary of the founding of the Khalsa Panth.[1]


These 6 songs in Kanave Kalayadhe are composed by Deva and lyrics by Vaali, Vairamuthu and Ponniyin Selvan.[2]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 "Kannil Unnai" K. S. Chitra Vaali 05:58
2 "Dilli Thaandi" Mano Vairamuthu 05:17
3 "Kannodu Kannodu" P. Unni Krishnan, Mahanadi Shobana 05:28
4 "Poosu Manjal" Hariharan 05:38
5 "Poosu Manjal" Anuradha Paudwal 05:41
6 "Vaanguda 420 Beeda" Sabesh, Deva Ponniyin Selvan 05:27


The Hindu wrote "SIVASAKTHI MOVIE Makers’, “Kanavae Kalayathae” is replete with emotional twists handled with taste and refinement by debutant director V. Gouthaman. The lead pair, Murali and Simran lend enough depth in their portrayals. The good pace the director works out in the first half through his screenplay".[3]


  1. ^ "Rediff on the NeT, Movies: Gossip from the southern film industry".
  2. ^ http://www.raaga.com/channels/tamil/moviedetail.asp?mid=T0000079
  3. ^ "Archived copy". www.cscsarchive.org:8081. Archived from the original on 5 April 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2022.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)