Thambi Vettothi Sundaram

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Thambi Vettothi Sundaram
Directed by V. C. Vadivudaiyan
Produced by Senthil Kumar
Written by V. C. Vadivudaiyan
Pa. Raghavan
Starring Karan
Music by Vidyasagar
Cinematography Anjaneyan
Edited by Suresh Urs
Release dates
  • November 11, 2011 (2011-11-11)
Language Tamil

Thambi Vettothi Sundaram is a Tamil film directed by V. C. Vadivudaiyan. It stars Karan and Anjali in the lead. The film received negative reviews and became a flop.



The movie is produced by Senthil Kumar and is directed under the captaincy of Vadivudaiyan. As earlier reported, the movie is about the lives of three people in KanyaKumari district. It's inspired from true life and events and the director even took the consent of the real life people before getting on board with the script.


Thambi Vettothi Sundaram is set in Kaliyikkavila, a town set on the state border. This place has a unique distinction; almost everyone here is educated and quite peculiarly, almost every second person is involved in some kind of illegal business ranging from smuggling to the brewing of illegal liquor and other such activities. This place is certainly an antithesis for all those who believe that education is the one solution to all social evils. Here, people seem to be corrupt in spite of education. Sundaram (Karan) is one from the town, well educated, but not yet initiated into any subversive acts.

He has no idea to drift off onto the wrong side of the law, but the place and people are such that he finds it near impossible to follow a straightforward means of livelihood. He is confused, vexed, angry and then finds someone (Saravanan) who seems to understand his troubles; they form a jolly good duo. So, who is Saravanan, what does the duo end up doing, do they cleanse society, do they join the fray, do they make enemies? And, in the midst of this, there is a love story as an admiring Anjali falls for Karan; not without good reason!

Finally, in a fight with the don of smuggling, the don burns Sundaram's eyes with a mix of acid and chalk powder and also breaks a part of his spinal cord. Even though Sundaram kills all, he loses his eyesight and cannot stand erect for more than 15 minutes. So he kills himself by lying under a moving bullock cart. Two years later, Anjali gets Sundaram's appointment letter as a teacher and she cries!

Critical reception[edit]

The film received mixed reviews. rated it 2/5, saying: "Thambi Vettothi Sundaram, is an overdose of emotions, dreary and slow moving.".[3] Rohit Ramachandran of rated it 0.5/5 stating that "No film has sunk this low and hit rock bottom with a thud. Thambi Vettothi Sundaram is one of the worst movies of the year."[4] but rated it as an average fare.[5] while supergoodmovies site appreciated the film.[6] gave a rating of 2.5 / 5 stating "With its fresh screenplay and refreshing presentation, Thambi Vettothi Sundaram is a sure Can Watch".[7]


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  2. ^ "'Thambi Vettothi Sundaram' from November 11? - Tamil Movie News". IndiaGlitz. Retrieved 2011-11-21. 
  3. ^ "Thambi Vettothi Sundaram Review - Tamil Movie Review by KollyInsider". 2/5 stars
  4. ^ "Thambi Vettothi Sundaram Review - Tamil Movie Review by Rohit Ramachandran". 2011-11-12. Retrieved 2011-11-21. 
  5. ^ "Movie Review:Thambi Vettothi Sundaram". Retrieved 2011-11-21. 
  6. ^ "Thambi Vettothi Sundaram Tamil Movie Review". 2011-11-11. Retrieved 2011-11-21. 
  7. ^ Crime (2011-11-11). "Thambi Vettothi Sundaram review, trailer & stills starring Karan, Anjali". Retrieved 2011-11-21.