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|Produced by||M. G. Sekar
|Edited by||B. Lenin
V. T. Vijayan
M. G. Pictures
|Distributed by||M. G. Pictures|
Thai Maaman (Tamil: Thai Maaman) is a 1994 Indian Tamil film starring Sathyaraj, Meena, Goundamani and Manivannan in prominent roles. The film was well advertised in the Sun TV Network and succeeded at the box office, prompting the same team of Sathyaraj and Guru Dhanapal to associate with in their next venture Maaman Magal which got released in 1995.
Rasappan (Sathyaraj) is a useless fellow who loves his sister's daughter Meena (Meena), a graduate girl. Their parents decide to engage them but Meena refuses to marry with a jobless groom. Rasappan challenges them to find a decent job. His uncle (Goundamani) advises him to become a MLA. Rasappan joins Paramasivan's party, Pramasivan (Manivannan) is convinced by his motivation. Meanwhile, villagers dissatisfied of Paramasivan politics, they encourage Velusamy (Vijayakumar) to contend at the MLA election. During the election, Rasappan asks the electors to vote for Velusamy and Rasappan wins it widely. Rasappan becomes an honest MLA and helps his village people, he convinces the villagers to deposit their money in a new bank. The bank manager, Paramasivan's relative, scams Rasappan and the villagers. Rasappan is immediately sent in jail because of Paramasivan's plan. Villagers burn Rasappan's house and steal his properties. Velusamy releases him, Rasappan retrieves the money, gives it back to the villagers and then sends Paramasivan and his partner to jail. Then rasappan goes to chennai to resign as MLA, but The honest Chief Minister [MN Mambiyar] congratulates Rasappan for his honesty and promotes him as new Minister for Home and Police. Back to his village, Paramasivan's henchmen attempt to kill but they fail. Meena accepts to get married with Rasappan.
- Sathyaraj as Rasappan
- Meena as Meena
- Goundamani as Rasappan's uncle
- Vijayakumar as Velusamy, Meena's father
- Manivannan as Paramasivan
- Vadivukkarasi as Rasappan's mother
- M. N. Nambiar in a guest appearance
- Manobala in a guest appearance
- Thalapathi Dinesh as alcohol godown's proprietor
Soundtrack was composed by Deva and lyrics were written by Vairamuthu and Kalidasan.
- Kettele — SPB
- Kongunaattukku — SPB
- Aazha Samuthiram — Jayachandran
- Enga Kulasamy — SPB, Chithra
- Amman Kovil — SPB, Chithra
The movie opened to positive reviews from the critics and succeeded at the box office. The comedy between Sathyaraj and Goundamani was well received and appreciated by the public. Sun TV while playing the music of this movie also displayed the logo of Thai Maaman. This was well received by the viewers prompting them to take a look at the movie in the theatres thus generating good revenue and collection.
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