|Directed by||T. Shivraj|
|Produced by||S. Gnanasundari|
Adi Thadi (pronunciation (help·info); transl. Whacking) is a 2004 Indian Tamil-language action comedy film. It starred Sathyaraj, Abbas, Napoleon and Rathi in the lead roles. It was directed by T. Shivraj It was later remade in Telugu as Political Rowdy in 2005 with Mohan Babu, Charmee Kaur and Prakash Raj enacting the roles of Sathyaraj, Rathi and Napoleon respectively. Abbas reprises his role in the Telugu film.
Tirupati (Sathyaraj) is a criminal who commands respect from state heads like the CM. He hates women and remains a bachelor even at the age of 50. A naughty college student Priya (Rathi) grabs Tirupati's attention though a beauty contest, and there he falls in love with her and proposes to her. Then, Priya's life turns to disaster because she gets tortured by Tirupati and his henchmen. With the help of his brother Surya (Napoleon), Tirupati changes his appearance to look younger. To escape from this problem, Priya contacts her boyfriend Arjun (Abbas). The rest is all about how all ends well.
- Sathyaraj as Tirupati
- Napoleon as Surya
- Abbas as Arjun
- Rathi as Priya
- Raj Kapoor
- Nighalgal Ravi
- Chtihra Lakshmanan
- Vadivel David
- Gemini Ganesan as himself
|1||Umma Umma||Malathy Lakshman, Manikka Vinayagam||Deva Kumar||04:31|
|2||Machanukku||Pop Shalini, Prasanna||Kalidasan||04:26|
|3||Eppadi Samalipendi||Sridevi, Naveen||04:50|
|4||Thagadu Thagadu||Deva, Tippu, Ganga||Piraisoodan||04:43|
The song "Umma Umma" turned out to be a sensational chartbuster upon release.
Release and reception
Sify wrote "Sathyaraj's Adithadi starts off as a rollkicking comedy that peters out towards the end. It is a black comedy, a movie that makes light of serious and usually morbid situations with their own level of hilarity and cleverness". The Hindu wrote "You could double up in laughter, guffaw at the hero's audacity or wrinkle your nose in disgust at certain points, but surely you cannot ignore the film that reminds you so much of the `villainous' Satyaraj of yore."
The relative success of the film prompted Shivraj and Sathyaraj to team up again for a film titled Devuda on fake godmen, though it was later shelved. Soon after, Shivraj began making Enakke Enakka with a new cast, but it was also cancelled.
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