Tamilselvanum Thaniyar Anjalum
|Tamilselvanum Thaniyar Anjalum|
|Edited by||Praveen Antony|
|Distributed by||Kasthuri Film|
Tamilselvanum Thaniyar Anjalum (transl. Tamilselvan and Private Mail) is a 2016 Indian Tamil-language action thriller film directed by Premsai and produced by Gautham Menon. The film features Jai and Yami Gautam in the lead roles, with Ashutosh Rana, Santhanam, VTV Ganesh, Prem, Nassar, Thambi Ramaiah, Satya Krishnan and Thalapathy Dinesh, among others, in supporting roles. The film, featuring film score and soundtrack composed by Karthik.
It was simultaneously shot in Telugu as Courier Boy Kalyan. However, The Telugu version was released in September 2015, after financial issues for the film were solved earlier than for the Tamil version.
Production began in 2012, but delays meant that the film only had a theatrical release during 2016. The film was released on 5 August 2016 to a mixed record tendered by critics.
Tamilselvan (Jai) is a college dropout and does all small jobs, but nothing gives him the high. Soon, Tamil moves to Chennai and stays at his uncle AC Shakthivel’s (VTV Ganesh) house to land in a satisfying profession. His friend Nasa (Santhanam), a courier boy, asks him to deliver a packet at a Khadi shop, where he meets Kavya (Yami Gautam) and fall head over heels in love with her.
Meanwhile, Arun (Ashutosh Rana), a high-profile doctor, forms a team to take stem cells from pregnant women as they ask them to take a medicine, which induces abortion. A ward boy Manikandan (Thambi Ramaiah), gets to know about Arun’s plan and couriers all the details to a social activist Sathyamoorthy (Nassar) in Chennai. When Arun finds out that the package is in transit, he orders his team to snatch it from the courier boy, who is, of course, our protagonist. The rest of the film is all about how Tamil saves himself and the public from the deadly doctors.
- Jai as Tamilselvan
- Yami Gautam as Kavya
- Santhanam as Nasa
- Ashutosh Rana as Arun
- Nassar as Sathyamoorthy
- Thambi Ramaiah as Manikandan
- VTV Ganesh as AC Shakthivel
- Prem as Shiva
- Satya Krishnan as Shakthivel's wife
- Thalapathy Dinesh as Venu
- Madhan Bob as Office Manager
- Lollu Sabha Manohar as Kathiresan
- Swaminathan as "Rotten tooth" Sekar
- Shuhaib Jawahir as Don
- Pasi Sathya as Mary
- Lollu Sabha Anthony
- Lollu Sabha Esther
- Bava Lakshmanan as Watchman
- Sampath Ram
- Pondy Ravi
- Visweswara Rao
- Sangeetha Balan
Following the success of Engaeyum Eppothum (2011), Gautham Menon entered negotiations and signed on Jai to act in a film he was producing, which would mark the directorial debut of Prem Sai, an erstwhile assistant to Prabhu Deva. In January 2012, Abhinaya was signed on to play the leading female role of a garments sales girl, while Santhanam and VTV Ganesh were also thereafter selected to portray supporting roles. In May 2012, Gautham Menon announced that the film would be simultaneously made in Telugu as Courier Boy Kalyan with Nithiin in the lead role. He also revealed that Karthik would compose the film's music, Om Prakash would handle the cinematography, and Rajeevan would be the project's art director. During the same month, Richa Gangopadhyay replaced Abhinaya as the lead actress in both versions of the film. Prior to beginning of the project, Menon revealed that if the film became a success, potential sequels under the titles of Tamilselvanum Varuvaithuraiyum and Tamilselvanum Podhupanithuraiyum were planned. The film began production in June 2012, but Richa Gangopadhyay soon left the film after deciding to quit her career as an actress. After further discussions with actresses including Pooja Hegde, Yami Gautam was signed on to appear in both versions of the project during November 2012.
The film languished in development hell, owing to a lack of production funds from Gautham Menon and took several years to complete filming. Schedules were also delayed as a result of shooting the film twice in Tamil and then Telugu, with the timetabling of dates of artistes and technicians becoming a problem. In August 2015, Menon revealed that the film was ready for release and began promotions for the project, before only releasing Courier Boy Kalyan in the Telugu language. In July 2016, promotions restarted, signalling that the film would release soon after.
|Tamilselvanum Thaniyar Anjalum|
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||8 September 2015|
|Label||Sony Music India|
|1.||"Maya O Maya"||Na. Muthukumar||Karthik||4:20|
|2.||"Venmegangal"||Madhan Karky||Sricharan Kasturirangan, Karthik, Megha||3:58|
|3.||"Kalakku (I Like It)"||Viveka||Karthik, Deepak, Baba Sehgal||3:14|
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