Satham Podathey (English: Dont make a sound) is a 2007 Tamil psychological thriller film written and directed by Vasanth and produced by Shankar and Senthilnathan. It stars Prithviraj, Padmapriya and Nithin Sathya in the lead roles whilst Nassar, Suhasini, Premji Amaren and Raaghav play cameo roles. The film, which is based on a true incident, has music scored by Yuvan Shankar Raja, which received rave reviews. The film was released on 14 September 2007 to positive reviews. The film was simultaneously made in Malayalam Kelkaatha Shabdam.
Satham Podathey (English: Don't make a sound) is a 2007 Tamil psychological thriller film written and directed by Vasanth and produced by Shankar and Senthilnathan. It stars Prithviraj, Padmapriya and Nithin Sathya in the lead roles whilst Nassar, Suhasini, Premji Amaren and Raaghav play cameo roles. The film, which is based on a true incident, has music scored by Yuvan Shankar Raja, which received rave reviews. The film was released on 14 September 2007 to positive reviews. The film was dubbed into Malayalam and released as Kelkaatha Shabdam on the same day
The story revolves around Bhanu (Padmapriya) who gets married to Ratnavel (Nithin Sathya), a guy who works in railways as a Hockey Player. He married Bhanu, by hiding the facts that he is impotent and is a recovering alcoholic. Soon the relationship turns sour, when the couple realize after a gynecologist (Suhasini) tells them that Ratnavel is impotent. In spite of family pressures to get a mutual divorce, the old-fashioned Bhanu decides to go ahead with the marriage by adopting a child.
But with the arrival of the baby, Ratnavel becomes more insecure and tells her that the child reminds him about his weakness! And all hell breaks loose when Bhanu realizes that her husband was an alcoholic who knew about his impotency and had betrayed her. Ratnavel, in his anger, beats up Bhanu till she is almost unconscious. A few days later, she files for a divorce and stays with her parents for some days.
Bhanu meets Ravichandran (Pritviraj), a happy-go-lucky guy who is a friend of her brothers. He proposes to her and they later get married. But Ratnavel who had vowed to make life miserable for Bhanu, returns. He kidnaps Bhanu and places a cadaver in her home before faking an accident with a cooking gas cylinder, leading Ravichandran and his family to believe that Bhanu died in a kitchen accident.
After that, Ratnavel brings Bhanu to his bungalow in an isolated area and locks her in a sound proof room. When Ravichandran goes to Ratnavelus house to get some life insurance papers, a series of clues lead him to find Bhanu. After distracting Ratnavel, Ravichandran calls the police and rescues Bhanu. Ratnavel is sent to a mental asylum where he later hangs himself. This seems to be a true story which happened in Andhra Pradesh in the late 90s and the family members of Ratnavel (name changed) are still there in Kakinada! But the movie ends with a happy note when we see that Ravichandran and Bhanu are still happily married and Bhanu is visibly pregnant.
Prithviraj as Ravichandran
Padmapriya Janakiraman as Bhanumathy
Nithin Sathya as Rathnavel Kalidas
Suhasini Mani Ratnam as a gynecologist
Nassar as Vincent Selvakumar
Sriman as Police
Premji Amaren as Ravichandrans friend
Raaghav as Bhanumathys brother
Jagan as Jegan (Rathnavels friend)
Crane Manohar as Ramachandran
Soundarya as Ramachandrans mother
Chinnathirai Nagesh as Bhanus father
Azhagu Kutti Chellam (5:48)
O Indha Kaadhal (5:30)
Pesugiren Pesugiren (5:30)
Entha Kuthiraiyil (6:20)
Kadhal Periyadha (5:28)
After eight years director Vasanth teamed up with composer Yuvan Shankar Raja again for the musical score after creating the highly successful album of Poovellam Kettuppar (1999), which is considered to be Yuvan Shankar Rajas breakthrough album. The soundtrack, of Satham Podathey, featuring 5 tracks overall, was released on 14 June 2007 at the Kamarajar Arangam in Chennai in a grand manner. A live concert was conducted by Yuvan Shankar Raja, playing all the songs on stage, whereas the five songs were released by five music directors each. The lyrics were written by Na. Muthukumar.
The music got rave reviews, praising Yuvan Shankar Rajas work. He was, in particular, lauded for making singers Shankar Mahadevan, Shreya Ghoshal and Sudha Raghunathan render songs in different genres as they earlier never did, whereas especially Raghunathans first-time rendition of a Hip-hop song called "Kadhal Periyadha", was seen as a "surprise item", cited as "bringing out the Britney Spears in her". Moreover, the album itself was described as a "pure musical delight", whilst composer Yuvan Shankar himself was cited to be rocking. The songs gained immense popularity as well, particularly "Pesugiren Pesugiren" and "O Indha Kaadhal" were topping the charts for some time. Neha Bhasin was later awarded the Reliance Mobile Vijay TV Award for Best Female Playback Singer for the song "Pesugiren Pesugiren"