Piriyadha Varam Vendum
Piriyadha Varam Vendum (English: Want a boon to not separate) is a 2001 Indian Tamil-language romantic comedy film written and directed by Kamal. It is the Tamil remake of his 1999 Malayalam film Niram. The movie stars Prashanth and Shalini in the lead roles, while an ensemble cast featuring Manivannan and Janagaraj among others play supporting roles. Featuring music by S. A. Rajkumar, the film opened to positive reviews in February 2001. It was dubbed into Telugu as Chakkani Chukka. This would be Shalini's final film prior to her retirement.
Sanjay (Prashanth) and Nithi (Shalini) are best friends right from their childhood days. They are neighbours, have grown up together, attend the same college, and spend every minute of their waking hours together. Both have admirers in college with Sneha (Jomol) wooing Sanjay and Praveen (Krishna) revealing his love for Nithi. Nithi's week-long trip to Bangalore, along with some prodding by his housemaid, makes Sanjay realize how much he misses Nithi and that he is in love with her. But respect for their friendship and her makes him hide his feelings. Meanwhile, Nithi accepts Praveen's proposal and things quickly move towards their marriage. But when things come together, Nithi realizes that she cannot stay without Sanjay, and at that time he reveals that he too loves her too.