Adi Thadi

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Directed by T. Shivraj
Produced by S. Gnanasundari
Starring Sathyaraj
Music by Deva
Cinematography R. Selva
Edited by Udayashankar
Sundari Films
Release date
  • 5 March 2004 (2004-03-05)
Country India
Language Tamil

Adi Thadi (About this sound pronunciation ) is an Indian Tamil-language action comedy film released in 2004. 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.[1]


Tirupati (Sathyaraj) is a criminal who commands respect from state heads like 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.



Soundtrack was composed by Deva and lyrics were written by Vaali.[3]

  • Umma - Manikka Vinayagam, Malathi
  • Machanukku - PRasanna Kumar, Shalini
  • Thagadu - Tippu
  • Eppadi Samalipendi - Naveen, Sridevi
  • Akkipachai - Anuradha Sriram

The song Umma Umma turned out to be a sensational chartbuster upon the release

Critical reception[edit]

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".[4] 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."[2]