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|Directed by||Rafi Mecartin|
|Written by||Rafi Mecartin|
|Music by||Suresh Peters|
|Editing by||Harihara Puthran|
|Distributed by||Lal Release|
|Release dates||December 2000|
|Running time||150 minutes|
|Box office||18 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: Kannappan
- Lal: Dasappan
- Dileep: Shathrughnan
- Samyuktha Varma: Meenakshi
- Geethu Mohandas: Sangeetha
- Kavya Madhavan: Devootty
- Salim Kumar
- Spadikam George: Devarajan
- Manka Mahesh
- Kochu Preman
- Vinu Chakravarthy
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, Napolean||Rafi Mecartin|
|2002||Hanuman Junction||Telugu||Arjun, Jagapathi Babu||Jayam Raja|
|2004||Kodanda Rama||Kannada||Ravichandran, Shivraj Kumar||Ravichandran|