Alaipayuthey is a romantic drama about the struggles of marriage and the difficulties that encounter a sprouting love. It is directed by Mani Ratman and is a story about Karthik and Shakthi, who fall in love and marry against the wishes of their parents and against the backdrop of a socially divided society. The story is shown through flashbacks as we are invited to glimpse at their marriage which goes through the usual highs and lows. The film was critically approved and was a Tamil and Telugu box office success. It is mostly famous for its wonderful sound score.