|Directed by||Rafi Mecartin|
|Written by||Rafi Mecartin|
|Music by||Suresh Peters|
|Edited by||Harihara Puthran|
|Distributed by||Lal Release|
|Box office||20 crore|
Thenkasipattanam (English: Thenkasi Town) is a 2000 Malayalam comedy musical film written and directed by Rafi Mecartin, produced by Lal, and starring Suresh Gopi and Lal. Others in the cast include Dileep, Samyuktha Varma, Geethu Mohandas, Kavya Madhavan, Salim Kumar, and Spadikam George.
Kannan and Dasappan are two rowdies in their village. Shathrugnan. a newcomer, is in love with Dasappan' s sister, Devootty, but she is not interested in him. Shathru joins Kannan's and Dasappan's firm, KD & Company, as the manager, in an attempt to win the love of Devootty. KD & Company keeps as hostage a music troupe who comes to their village to perform. The main singer of that troupe, Sangeetha, gets expelled from her home because of this and Kannan and Dasappan give her refuge, at the insistence of Devootty.
Meenakshi and Kannan are in love. But due to some misunderstanding, Dasappan falls in love with Meenakshi and Sangeetha falls in love with Kannan. Shathru takes the responsibility of sorting it out and linking Dasappan with Sangeetha. In the chaos and confusions that follows, he manages to be victorious and wins his lady love Devootty too.
The movie was a Christmas release and became a huge hit in theatres. It was one of the highest grossing Malayalam films of 2000. The film ran for more than 200 days and was declared as a blockbuster.
- Suresh Gopi as Kannappan
- Lal as Dasappan
- Dileep as Shathrughnan
- Samyuktha Varma as Meenakshi(voice dubbed by Bhagyalekshmi)
- Geethu Mohandas as Sangeetha(voice dubbed by Bhagyalekshmi)
- Kavya Madhavan as Devootty(voice dubbed by sreeja)
- Salim Kumar
- Spadikam George as Devarajan
- T. P. Madhavan as Sangeetha's uncle
- Usharani as Sangeetha's aunty
- Manka Mahesh
- Kochu Preman
- Vinu Chakravarthy
- Sajitha Betti
- Dimple Rose
|1||"Engu Poy Nee"||Dr. K. J. Yesudas|
|2||"Golmaalu"||M. G. Sreekumar, Sujatha Mohan, Mano|
|3||"Pachappavizha (Ente Thenkaasi)"||K. S. Chitra, Suresh Peters|
|5||"Oru Simhamalayum Kaattil"||Sujatha Mohan, Chorus|
|6||"Kadamizhiyil [Version 2]"||K. L. Sreeram, Swarnalatha|
|7||"Pachappavizha (Ente Thenkaasi)"||M. G. Sreekumar, Suresh Peters|
This film was remade in Tamil with the same name, starring Sarath Kumar and Napoleon. In Telugu, it was remade as Hanuman Junction with Arjun and Jagapathi Babu. And in Kannada as Kodanda Rama with Ravichandran and Shivrajkumar.
|2001||Thenkasi Pattanam||Tamil||Sarath Kumar, Napoleon||Rafi Mecartin|
|2002||Hanuman Junction||Telugu||Arjun, Jagapathi Babu||Jayam Raja|
|2004||Kodanda Rama||Kannada||Ravichandran, Shivrajkumar||Ravichandran|
|2008||Golmaal||Bengali||Prasenjit, Tota Ray Chowdhury, Jisshu Sengupta||Swapan Saha|