Ivan Thanthiran

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Ivan Thanthiran
Ivan Thanthiran Poster.jpg
இவன் தந்திரன்
Directed byR. Kannan
Produced byR. Kannan
Written byR. Kannan
StarringGautham Karthik
Shraddha Srinath
RJ Balaji
Music byS. Thaman
CinematographyPrasanna Kumar
Edited bySelva RK
Release date
30 June 2017

Ivan Thanthiran (English: He is a Strategist) is a 2017 Indian Tamil action comedy film written and directed by R. Kannan. The film features Gautham Karthik and Shraddha Srinath in the lead roles, while S. Thaman composed the film's music.[1]


Two engineering college dropouts start a shop in Richie street to sell assembled electronic products. Sakthi, who understands the electronic functionalities well, reverse engineers the products and sells them in their shop. Sakthi has also developed a mobile phone which can be assembled by unique parts and thus be heavily custom modified. He meets a final-year engineering student Asha, who buys a laptop from him and later claims he cheated him. They quarrel and later get on and fall in love. She even gets sakthi's project accepted in a national electroincs firm, for mass production in near future. One day, they get a job to fix CCTV cameras in a rich house. While fixing the job, Sakthi learns that the house belongs to the central Education-HRD Minister Devaraj. Despite properly fixing the CCTV cameras, they are not be paid and are insulted.

Devaraj orders to close several engineering colleges, citing that they do not have either facilities or the required staffpower, and around 10 colleges are closed in Chennai. Within 10 days, he approves the colleges which pay him astronomical bribes. As a result, engineering colleges are forced to collect extra fees from the students to match up to the Devaraj's bribe. The students from financially weak families and are unable to pay last-minute fees as the year end sem is nearing. One such student of final-year commits suicide on the electric in front of Sakthi. Later, Sakthi realizes that the reason behind the suicide is the bribe paid to Devaraj.

Sakthi uses his technological skills to expose Devaraj's bribe racket through social media. He sends his electronic surveillance bug to the place where Devaraj stores his newfound bribe. Arul, Devaraj's brother-in-law, is captured on screen with the cash, and the video goes viral. Though Arul denies any involvement of Devaraj, the media outrage causes the Prime Minister to fire Devaraj from the minister post. Now the minister has to prove himself innocent. So he kills Arul when Arul was about to reveal Sakthi's name to him, but doesn't. Later, Devaraj captures Sakthi, but Sakthi beats him and his henchmen. He forces Devaraj to reveal the locations of all of his black money and then kills him. Sakthi takes his CCTV amount and then reveals the location of money to a CBI senior officer, who seizes it all.



In August 2016, R. Kannan revealed that his next film would feature Gautham Karthik in the lead role and would be an "action-thriller" set in Chennai.[2] The team initially considered Anupama Parameswaran to play the leading female role, but later opted for Shraddha Srinath, who would make her debut in Tamil films through the project.[3] The film began production in mid-August 2016, after a launch ceremony was held.[4] Kannan revealed that the team hoped to finish the film in a single schedule.[5] Chennai-based model Archana Sree and comedian RJ Balaji joined the film's cast during September 2016.[6] This film may be remade in Telugu.[7]


Ivan Thanthiran
Soundtrack album by
Released12 June 2017
GenreFilm soundtrack
  • Junglee Music
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ProducerJunglee Music
S. Thaman chronology
Ivan Thanthiran
Yaar Ivan
Track list [8]
1."Dagalti Dagalti"Arunraja kamarajRahul Nambiar04:58
2."Ivan Ivan thanthiran"VivekDeepak , Yazin05:12
3."Medhakavitta Medhakavitta"VivekSanjana Kalmanjie, Yazin04:18
4."Ivan thanthiran (Theme)"VivekS. Thaman02:06
Total length:16:34

Release and reception[edit]

The film was awarded a "U" certificate by the Central Board of Film Certification.The film was distributed by Creative entertainments and distributors in 244 theatres in Tamil Nadu and 323 theatres overall in India.[9]

Critical reception[edit]

Ivan Thanthiran received positive reviews from critics upon release, with calling it "the director's best in recent years" in their initial review round-up. Srinivasa Ramanujam of The Hindu wrote, Ivan Thanthiran A fairly engaging thriller that revolves around the lives of engineering students. while also singling out Gautham Karthik, Shraddha Srinath and RJ Balaji's performance for praise.[10] Jyothi Prabhakar of Times Of India wrote 'We can willingly suspend disbelief for two hours of sharp and spiffy entertainment now, can’t we? Go watch' TOI Rating for the movie Ivan Thanthiran is 3.5/5 [11] Anupama Subramanian of Deccan chronicle wrote Ivan Thanthiran a classic in the making, but rarely does anyone set out to watch a new film having such standards in mind. Just go to the theatres and enjoy a nice mid-summer hiatus. DC rating for the movie Ivan Thanthiran is 3.0/5 [12]


  1. ^ "Bold and beautiful Shraddha Srinath!". www.deccanchronicle.com/. 2017-06-27. Retrieved 2017-06-27.
  2. ^ "Gautham Karthik in Kannan's action-thriller - Times of India".
  3. ^ "Shraddha Srinath bags Kannan-Gautham film - Times of India".
  4. ^ "Gautham Karthik teams up with Kannan". 18 August 2016.
  5. ^ "All in the city". 4 September 2016 – via www.thehindu.com.
  6. ^ "Archana Sree turns investigator". 20 September 2016.
  7. ^ "Ivan Thanthiran to be remade". www.deccanchronicle.com/. 2017-07-13. Retrieved 2017-07-12.
  8. ^ "Ivan Thanthiran (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - EP by Thaman S. on Apple Music". itunes.apple.com.
  9. ^ "Gautham Karthik's Ivan Thanthiran all India screen count". 30 June 2017.
  10. ^ "Ivan Thanthiran: A good fodder for a commercial masala film but thankfully, Ivan Thanthiran wants to do other things – and makes it a battle between brain and brawn". The Hindu.
  11. ^ "Ivan Thanthiran Movie Review, Trailer, & Show timings at Times of India". The Times of India.
  12. ^ "Ivan Thandhiran movie review: Briskli paced, utilising relatable experiences". 1 July 2017.

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