|Directed by||Mani Ratnam|
|Produced by||Mani Ratnam
|Written by||Mani Ratnam
|Music by||A. R. Rahman|
|Cinematography||Ravi K. Chandran|
|Distributed by||Madras Talkies|
|Release date(s)||May 21, 2004|
|Running time||160 mins|
Aayitha Ezhuthu (2004) is a Tamil feature film directed by Mani Ratnam. It stars Surya, Madhavan and Siddharth in the lead roles. The film's score and soundtrack is composed by A. R. Rahman. The title of the movie is the name of a Tamil alphabet letter, represented by three dots as the film deals with three different personalities from completely different strata of society. The film calls for the involvement of the youth in the nation's highest decision making processes.
One fateful incident on Napier Bridge in Chennai changes three men's lives forever. Madhavan plays Inbashekar, a hitman who has no qualms about doing dirty dealings for money. He is assigned a job to shoot youth leader and student activist Michael (Surya Sivakumar), and succeeds on Napier Bridge, while Michael rides by on his motorbike. As Michael falls into the river, Arjun (Siddharth), a young student standing nearby is the sole witness of the incident.
After the attack is shown at the beginning of the film, the plot moves to tell each of the individuals' stories separately, and where the lives of each overlap. The three characters struggle with their own aspirations whilst trying to maintain a balance in their respective love lives. Inbashekar struggles to let go of his lifestyle, encouraged by his brother, despite pleas for change from his wife Sasi (Meera Jasmine). Michael, a passionate student activist works to rally students to participate in fighting corruption in politics, and tries to balance this with a relationship with his playful, gutsy neighbour Geetha (Esha Deol). Arjun must decide between studying abroad and shaping a career in America, or forming a long-term relationship with Meera (Trisha Krishnan).
- Madhavan....Inbasekar aka Inba
- Meera Jasmine....Sashi
- Surya....Michael Vasanth
- Esha Deol....Geetha
- Siddharth Narayan....Arjun Balakrishnan
- Trisha Krishnan....Meera
- Bharathiraja....Selva Nayagam
- Hai Goodbye Nanba - Sunitha Sarathy, Shankar Mahadevan, Lucky Ali, Karthik
- Sandai Kozhi - Madhushree, A. R. Rahman
- Nenjam Ellam - Adnan Sami, Sujatha
- Dol Dol - Blaaze, Shahin Badar
- Yaakai Thiri - Sunitha Sarathy, A. R. Rahman, Shalini Singh
- Jana Gana Mana - A. R. Rahman, Karthik
- Mani Ratnam originally wanted Vikram to play Inba, Madhavan to play Michael and Surya Sivakumar to play Arjun. But when Vikram opted out, Madhavan was roped in to play Inba and Surya to play Michael. The role of Arjun originally went to Surya's brother, Karthik Sivakumar, who opted out as he felt he was too bulky, Shaam was also offered the role but finally, Siddarth Narayan was picked to play the role. 
- It was first thought that Surya was set to be a hockey player in the film .
- The film was dubbed into Telugu simulatenously and released in Andhra Pradesh as Yuva, the same as the Hindi title.
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