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Shriya Saran and Vishal during the shoot.
Directed by Sabha Ayyappan
Produced by Vikram Krishna
Sriya Reddy
Written by shashank vennelakanti
Starring Vishal
Prakash Raj
Music by Mani Sharma
Cinematography Priyan
Distributed by G. K. Films Corporation
Release date(s)
  • 29 May 2009 (2009-05-29)
Running time 151 minutes
Country India
Language Tamil
Box office INR16 crore

Thoranai (Dubbed in Hindi as "Vishal Ki Kurbani") is a 2009 Indian Tamil-language film starring Vishal and Shriya in the lead roles and supporting actor Prakash Raj in another prominent role. Directed by Iyappan, and produced by Vishal's home company, GK Films, the film released in 29 May 2009 to mixed reviews. The Telugu version, titled Pistha, was filmed and released simultaneously. The movie was led into a controversy for a kissing scene between the lead pair and the images were released online, later the producer reconciled that the scene were released without permission and it was not to evoke anything vulgar emotions. Some still claim that the photos were released intentionally for advertising purpose as it had the top actress Shriya kissing with Vishal. It failed to do well at the box office


Guru (Kishore) and Thamizharasu (Prakashraj) are dreaded gangsters in Chennai. They are against pitted each other and fight to establish their supremacy in city. They indulge in gang war painting Chennai red. Enters Murugan (Vishal). A native of Madurai, he comes to Chennai with a mission. He leaves his village promising his mother (Geetha) that he would return only with his brother, who had run away from the house about two decades ago.

Murugan gets the help of his friend Veluchamy (Santhanam). He comes across the gangsters and a sequence of events results in him incurring both their wrath. In a bloody duel with Guru, he comes to know that he is his brother, whom he has been searching for long. Now he is entrusted with the task of protecting him from Thamizharasu. How he accomplishes his task forms the crux.


Tamil version[edit]

Telugu version[edit]


Thoranai: The Official Motion Picture Soundtrack
Soundtrack album
Released April 19, 2009 (2009-04-19)
Genre Film soundtrack
No. Song Singers Length (m:ss) Lyrics Notes
1 "Vedi Vedi Saravedi" Ranjith, Naveen 4:26 Viveka This is Vishal's opening song with group of dancers. Meenakshi also make appearance in this song.
2 "Vaa Chellam" Udit Narayan 5:07 Pa. Vijay Picturized on Vishal and Shriya Saran. Where Vishal proposes his love to Shriya but she refuses his proposal. Also features an 8 inch tall African man.
3 "Pattucha" Vijay Yesudas, Janani 3:58 Kabilan Picturized on Vishal and Shriya Saran at Kashmir.
4 "Peliccan Paravaigal" Ranjith, Rahul, Rita, Jai 4:07 Vaali Features Vishal and Shriya Saran accompanied by foreign dancers.
5 "Manjasela Mandakini" Tippu, Saindhavi 4:20 Pa. Vijay This song has a set similar to the set in the song Marjaani from the movie Billu. Features Vishal and Shriya Saran.