Tamilselvanum Thaniyar Anjalum

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Tamilselvanum Thaniyar Anjalum
Tamilselvanum Thaniyaar Anjalum.jpg
Poster
Directed by Premsai
Produced by
Written by Premsai
Starring
Music by
Songs 
Karthik
Background Score 
Sandeep Chowta
Cinematography Sathya Ponmar
Edited by Praveen Antony
Production
company
Distributed by Kasthuri Film
Release date
  • 5 August 2016 (2016-08-05)[1]
Running time
102 minutes
Country India
Language Tamil

Tamilselvanum Thaniyar Anjalum (lit. Tamilselvan and his Private Mail) is a 2016 Indian Tamil-language action comedy film directed by Premsai and produced by Gautham Menon.[2]

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, 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, and became a box office bomb.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

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.[3][4] 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.[5] 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.[6][7] The film began production in June 2012, but Richa Gangopadhyay soon left the film after deciding to quit her career as an actress.[8] After further discussions with actresses including Pooja Hegde, Yami Gautam was signed on to appear in both versions of the project during November 2012.[9]

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 result of shooting the film twice in Tamil and then Telugu, with the timetabling of dates of artistes and technicians becoming a problem.[10] 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.[11]

Soundtrack[edit]

The audio was released on 8 September 2015. Singer Karthik composed the album. The lyrics were written by Madhan Karky, Na. Muthukumar & Viveka. The soundtrack consists of 3 songs

Track listing
No.TitleLyricsArtist(s)Length
1."Maya O Maya"Na. MuthukumarKarthik04:21
2."Venmegangal"Madhan KarkyKarthik & Sricharan03:58
3."Kalakku (I Like It)"VivekaKarthik, Deepak & Baba Sehgal03:58
Total length:10:93

Reception[edit]

Made on a budget of 7 crore (US$970,000), Tamilselvanum Thaniyar Anjalum failed to collect even 1 crore (US$140,000), thus becoming a box office bomb.[12]

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