|Starring||Prashanth, Simran, Laila Mehdin|
|Music By||Ramani Bharadwaj|
|Singers||P. Unnikrishnan, Anuradha Sriram, Srinivas, Shankar Mahadevan, Vasundhara Das, Harini, Yugendran, Reshmi, Prashanth, Sonu Nigam|
Parthen Rasithen is a 2000 Indian Tamil-language romantic thriller written and directed by Saran. The film features Prashanth, Laila and Simran in the lead roles, while Raghuvaran, Jai Ganesh, Vinu Chakravarthy, Vaiyapuri, Charle, Dhamu, Lawrence Raghavendra, Fathima Babu and Jyothi play supporting roles. The film music was composed by Bharadwaj.
Simran portrayed the role of an antagonist for the first time in her career. The film also saw third collaboration between Prashanth and Simran following Kannedhirey Thondrinal and Jodi.
The film focuses on Shankar, Sarika and Bhanu played by Prashanth, Laila and Simran respectively. It narrates Shankar's love story with Sarika, whom he meets on a bus. She reciprocates, but problems and misunderstandings plague their romance. Bhanu, Shankar's best friend, also falls in love with him, and plots few sinister plans in order to get Shankar to fall in love with her and break his love with Sarika. The rest of the plot deals with Shankar overcoming all the obstacles placed by Bhanu and reuniting with Sarika.
The film was released on 11 August 2000, and received positive critical reception with Simran's performance receiving acclaim. The film became a sleeper hit and achieved blockbuster run at the box office. The film was remade in Telugu as Naa Manasistha Raa with Meka Srikanth, Soundarya and Richa Pallod.
The music has been composed by composer Bharathwaj and the title track still remains an all-time favourite melody. The highlight of the title track is the beautiful mouth organ prelude by Mr.Venkatasubramaniam aka Kyaba of the Madras chorale group with great backing provided by ace Bass guitarist Keith Peters and the lead vocals by Yugendran Vasudevan Nair. The lyrics were written by Vairamuthu. For the first time Prashanth lend his voice for a soundtrack.