Neethaane En Ponvasantham English You Are My Golden Springtime is a 2012 Indian Tamil romantic drama film cowritten and directed by Gautham Menon, featuring Jiiva and Samantha in the lead roles. The film is based on a story written by Reshma Ghatala, who produced the film alongside Elred Kumar, Jayaraman, Venkat Somasundaram and Menon. The films score and soundtrack were composed by Ilaiyaraaja, while cinematography was handled by M. S. Prabhu and Om Prakash.
The film begins with Varun Jiiva gaining admission into an engineering college, with his best friend Prakash Santhanam. He and his friends one day participate in a cultural programme, where Varun finds his childhood sweetheart Nithya Samantha participating in a dance show. He begins wooing her by singing on stage and later meets up with her and begins to reminisce their childhood. The film rewinds to their early days when both were aged eight, and shows the pair becoming friends after Varun had helped Nithya retrieve a book which had fallen while she had been playing. However, after a minor understanding featuring Nithyas brother, she decides not to meet Varun and makes a vow to never talk with him. However, the pair then meet again in their tenth standard, aged 15. Nithya initially hesitates to talk with Varun, but sheds her inhibitions once Varun breaks the ice between them, and resumes her friendship with him. Nithya is elected as the pupil leader in school and as a pupil leader she is in constant interaction with Deepak, another pupil leader and her classmate, much to the dismay of Varun. As a result, they have another fallout.The film moves to their current meeting in the college. Both forget their past misgivings and become friends again. This time, they fall in love. During the vacations, Nithya leaves India and Varun is left for himself. Varuns elder brother Harish Ravi Prakash who works in a software company, wants to marry his colleague and confesses the same to his parents. His parents oblige by offering to meet with the girls parents. However, his parents are humiliated. Varun, in the process of consoling them, realises that despite their embarrassment, his brother and parents care about him rather than themselves. He then decides to take his studies more seriously and begins preparing for CAT. Nithya comes back to India and sees Varun not spending enough time with her due to his busy schedule. Nithya too initially understands his situation. However, wh