Today is April 14 and interestingly, it marks the 20th year anniversary of Mani Ratnam’s classic romantic drama, Alaipaayuthey. This film, which features Madhavan and Shalini in the lead roles, deals with the problems that a romantic couple face after getting married. Released on April 14, 2000, Alaipayuthey is considered to be a cult classic, which owns an important place in Tamil cinema’s history. The film also had a strong technical backing in the form of A.R.Rahman’s timeless classic songs and P.C.Sreeram’s brilliant visuals.


Maddy, who made his debut with this film, earned a huge fan base, especially among the women folk. Reacting to this special day, cinematographer P.C.Sreeram took to his Twitter space to share a tweet in which he said, “#alaipayuthey April 14 Two decades of Alaipayuthey, Fresh in the minds of viewers all around the world.


An emotionally moved Maddy thanked the audience and fans for keeping his dreams alive all these years, and also for celebrating Alaipayuthey. “20 yers that flew by since the release of my debut film. #20yearsofalaipayuthey. Thank you all for keeping me and the memories alive .”, tweeted Madhavan. We can be sure that Alaipayuthey will still give the same impact to the audience even after 50 years from now. A classic indeed! Check out the tweets from P.C.Sreeram and Madhavan below: