Thoonga Nagaram

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Thoonga Nagaram
Thoonga Nagaram poster.jpg
Release poster
Directed by Gaurav Narayanan
Produced by Dhayanidhi Alagiri
Written by Gaurav Narayanan
Starring Vimal
Music by Sundar C Babu
Cinematography Vijay Ulaganathan
Edited by T. S. Suresh
Cloud Nine Movies
Release date(s)
  • 4 February 2011 (2011-02-04)
Running time 143 minutes
Country India
Language Tamil

Thoonga Nagaram (Tamil: தூங்கா நகரம்; English: The city that never sleeps) is a 2011 Indian Tamil-language gangster - drama film written and directed by debutant Gaurav Narayanan, starring himself along with Vimal, Bharani, Nishanth and Anjali in the lead roles.[1] The film, produced by Dhayanidhi Alagiri's Cloud Nine Movies, was shot entirely in Madurai, the city where the story takes place and which the title refers to. It was released on 4 February 2011 to relatively positive reviews.

Thoonga Nagaram is dubbed into Telugu as 'Naluguru Snehithula Kadha' by Vasishta Creations Pvt Ltd. [2]


A group of four friends (Vimal, Barani, Nishanth and Gaurav Narayanan) live lives in their own way in Madurai. They are callous youth, who go hammer and tongs to make both ends meet. Vimal, a wedding videographer comes across his childhood friend Anjali, who is a compere in a local cable TV channel and love blossoms.

However, one event changes the course of their life. Vimal bashes a youth for taking obscene video clippings of a girl and blackmailing her with ulterior motive. The youth’s father (Kamala theatre owner Raju) finds out the men behind the attack on his son.

He hatches a conspiracy and ensures that the friends themselves turn foes for each other. In the meantime, it’s time for Vimal to tie the knot with Anjali. Did the baddie succeed in his mission is the crux of the story.


  • Vimal as Kannan (Thvuttu Raja)
  • Bharani as Ayyavu
  • Gaurav Narayanan as Rajamani
  • Nishanth as Mariappan
  • Anjali as Radha (Kalaivani) and also known as 'Theru Trisha'
  • V. N. Chidambaram as Periya Thappa
  • Arun Kumar as Periya Thappa Brother
  • Subbu Panchu
Special appearances


The satellite rights of the film were bagged by Kalaignar. The film was given a "U" certificate by the Indian Censor Board.

Box office[edit]

The film was a commercial success grossing nearly $2million at the box office in 6 weeks,as per charts published by[3] The film is also the first film to be produced by Cloud Nine Movies.[4]

Critical Reception[edit]

Thoonga nagaram received positive reviews from critics.


Thoonga Nagaram
Original CD Cover
Soundtrack album to Thoonga Nagaram by Sundar C Babu
Released 5 January 2011
Recorded 2010
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 24:30
Language Tamil
Label Think Music
Producer Sundar C Babu
Sundar C Babu chronology
Aadu Puli
Thoonga Nagaram

The soundtrack consists of seven tracks including one remix number from Penn tuned by Sundar C. Babu. It was released by Think Music and the audio launch took place on 5 January 2011 at Sathyam Cinemas. Directors Sasikumar, KV Anand, Samuthirakani, Gautham Menon, Lingusamy, Ameer, KS Ravikumar, producer Dhayanidhi Alagiri were the chief guests. The soundtrack received positive reviews.[5]

No. Title Lyrics Performer(s) Length
1. "Vaigai Siricha Thoonganagaram"   S Gnanakaravel Palghat Sriram 04:19
2. "Koorana Paarvaigal"   Thamarai Hariharan, Chinmayi 04:45
3. "Kalyanam Kalyanam"   Narayana Kavi Chandrababu, Karthik 04:18
4. "Ettu Kangalukkum"   S Gnanakaravel Madhu Balakrishnan 04:38
5. "Nee Siricha Kondattam"   S Annamalai Shankar Mahadevan 04:33
6. "Rhythm of Thoonganagaram" (Theme Music 1) Instrumental Sundar C. Babu 00:55
7. "Theme of Thoonganagaram" (Theme Music 2) Instrumental Sundar C. Babu 01:22