Thai Meethu Sathiyam

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Thai Meethu Sathyam
Thai Meethu Sathiyam.jpg
Directed by R.Thyagarajan
Produced by Chinnappa Thevar
Story by Chinnappa Thevar
Starring Rajinikanth
Music by Sankar Ganesh
Cinematography V Ramamurthy
Edited by MG Balu Rao
Dhandayuthapani Films
Release date
30 October 1978[1]
Running time
137 minutes
Country India
Language Tamil

Thai Meethu Sathiyam (English: I swear upon my mother) is a 1978 Indian Tamil-language action-adventure film inspired by the western film genre, directed by R. Thyagarajan. The film stars Rajinikanth and Sripriya in the lead roles.


Babu is a shepherd with a giant crook, a flourishing ponytail and a dog named Ramu. When criminals Balu and Johnny murder his parents, he swears upon his mother that he will have revenge. Babu trains under the local zamindar, and is revealed to be naturally skilled at marksmanship. After removing his ponytail, dressing himself like a cowboy, equipping himself with the zamindar's guns and a horse, and with Ramu as his aide, he fulfils his promise.[2][3]



Thai Meethu Sathiyam, directed by R. Thyagarajan, was Rajinikanth's first film in the Western genre, and the plot took inspiration from several Curry Westerns starring Jaishankar.[4] Sripriya was cast as Sivagami, the love interest of Rajinikanth's character Balu.[5] Ambareesh was cast as the zamindar Balu trains under, while Mohan Babu and Tiger Prabhakar were cast respectively as Johnny and Balu, the criminals who murder Babu's parents.[3]


The soundtrack of the film was composed by the duo Sankar Ganesh.[6]

No. Title Singer(s) Length
1. "Babu Babu Enge"   3:22
2. "Neram Vandhachu" P. Susheela, T. M. Soundararajan 3:55
3. "Porapududah"   3:51
4. "Sathiyathin"   3:51
5. "Uvavum Undu"   3:56


  1. ^ Sreekanth 2008, p. 369.
  2. ^ Maderya, Kumuthan (2010). "Rage against the state: historicizing the "angry young man" in Tamil cinema". Jump Cut. Retrieved 8 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Ramachandran 2012, pp. 85-86.
  4. ^ Ramachandran 2012, p. 85.
  5. ^ Ramachandran 2012, p. 86.
  6. ^ "தாய் மீது சத்தியம் தமிழ் திரைப்படம்" [I swear upon my mother - Tamil feature film] (in Tamil). Spicyonion. Retrieved 15 February 2017. 


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