|Produced by||Amutha Durairaj|
|Editing by||V. T. Vijayan|
Thamizh is a 2002 released Tamil film. The movie stars Prashanth, Simran Bagga and Nassar. The film is directed by Hari. The film is produced by Amutha Durairaj. The music is by Bharadwaj. This is the first movie directed by Hari. Produced on a budget of 3 crore.
Thamizh (Prashanth) leads a happy life with his mother (Manorama) and sister-in-law (Urvasi). His brother(Livingston) is working in Kuwait and Thamizh too dreams of joining him there. Meenakshi (Simran), their tenant and Thamizh fall in love. When the goons of Periyavar (Ashish Vidyarthi) injure Thamizh's niece, he stops Periyavar's car on the road and questions him. He then beats up one of Periayavar's goons when insulted. This makes him Periyavar's target and though he tries to withdraw from the violence, he is forced to join forces with Rathnam (Nasser), Periyavar's sworn enemy and eventually defeats him.
- Prashanth as Thamizh
- Simran as Meenakshi
- Nassar as Rathnam
- Livingston as Thamizh's brother
- Ashish Vidyarthi as *Periyavar
- Vadivelu as Moorthy
- Manorama as Thamizh's mother
- Urvashi as Kalaichelvi (Thamizh's sister-in-law)
- Delhi Ganesh as Meenaski's father
- KS Ravikumar as Inspector
- Story, Screenplay, Dialogue and Directed by: Hari
- Produced by: Amudha Durairaj, Deivanai Durairaj and Divya Durairaj
- Music: Bharadwaj
- Cinematography: Priyan
- Editing: V. T. Vijayan
- Art: Mohan and Rajendran
- Fights: Super Subbarayan
- Lyrics: Vaali, Pazhani Bharathi, Thamarai, Viveka and Snehan
- Banner: Deivanai Movies
The film marked the debut of director Hari who earlier worked as an assistant director to K. Balachander. Simran was selected as heroine pairing with Prashanth for fourth time after Kannethire Thondrinal Jodi and Parthen Rasithen.
Shooting commenced in Chennai and proceeded in locations like Mumbai, Kolkata and Delhi. Some scenes are being shot in Sikkim, reportedly the first time a Tamil film is being shot there. A few scenes were picturised on Prashant, Charlie, Vadivelu, and Crane Manohar in Karaikudi. Prashanth had performed a lengthy dialogue in front of Madurai Meenakshi Temple which gained accolades from the onlookers.
|Soundtrack album by Bharadwaj|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|3||'Kannukkull'||Unni Krishnan, Swarnalatha|
|5||'Rosappu'||Yugendran, Anuradha Sriram|
Screenindia wrote: "Debutant director has woven an action packed entertainer and has etched out the roles well". Another critic wrote: When one leaves the theatre, one gets the satisfaction of watching a good film. This feeling has been rare in recent lives. "Thamizh" has turned out as the thirst quencher. Hindu wrote:"Thamizh is backed by a strong storyline and a significant end [sic] and the positive twist is appealing.
- Thamizh budget 3 crore