|Music by||Taj Noor|
|Edited by||Raja Mohammad|
Thangammal Movie Makers
|Distributed by||Thangammal Movie Makers|
Gnana Kirukkan (English: Wisdom Fool) is a 2014 Indian Tamil drama film written, produced and directed by Ilayadevan. It was produced by Ilayadevan under the banner Thangammal Movie Makers starring Jega, making his debut in Tamil cinema, and Archana Kavi in the lead roles. The movie is loosely based on the real life story of a man Ganesan who is still alive in his native town. The film was edited by Raja Mohammad and the song and background music score composed by Taj Noor.
Veera Perumal (Jega) was born to Ganesh (Daniel Balaji) and Thangammal (Senthil Kumari). At the time of the birth of the newborn baby, Ganesh turns retard and tries to kill the newborn but fails. Veera grows into a teenager and decides to leave the village and head to Trichy in search of a job and a better life. He finds a job in a hotel as a dish washer. Due to his hard work and loyalty, the owner promotes him as a roomboy in a lodge. Veera starts to save every penny so that he may return to his hometown to his family with many gifts. Due to unfortunate circumstances, he gets fired from his job and decides to travel to Chennai to find work. He meets Sumathi (Archana Kavi), an innocent but mistreated girl. Veera decides to help Sumathi and gains a liking for her. The movie revolves around how he helps her and tries to become her better half and a better person despite having been born of bad circumstances.
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