Thai Meethu Sathiyam
|Thai Meethu Sathyam|
|Produced by||Chinnappa Thevar|
|Written by||Thooyavan (dialogues)|
|Story by||Chinnappa Thevar|
|Music by||Sankar Ganesh|
|Edited by||MG Balu Rao|
|30 October 1978|
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.
- Rajnikanth as Babu
- Sripriya as Sivakami
- Ambareesh as the zamindar
- Mohan Babu as Johnny
- Tiger Prabhakar as Balu
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. Sripriya was cast as Sivagami, the love interest of Rajinikanth's character Balu. 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.
|1.||"Babu Babu Enge"||3:22|
|2.||"Neram Vandhachu"||P. Susheela, T. M. Soundararajan||3:55|
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