|Produced by||V. Ravichandran|
|Story by||T. Damodaran|
|Music by||D. Imman|
|Cinematography||K. S. Selvaraj|
|Edited by||Mu. Kasi Viswanath|
Aascar Film Pvt. Ltd
|Distributed by||Aascar Film Pvt. Ltd|
|19 May 2006|
Thalai Nagaram (lit. 'Capital city') is a 2006 Tamil action drama film directed by Suraj. The film stars director Sundar C and Jyothimayi. This film was a low-budget production and the soundtrack was composed by D. Imman. This story is a tale of a man who sacrifices his life to kick out gangsters ruining others lives. It also stars Vadivelu, Prakash Raj, Bose Venkat, Judo. K. K. Rathnam, and K. S. Ravikumar, among others. It enjoyed huge success. The soundtrack was a great hit and the song "Yedho Ninaikiren" charted at the top position for 1 week. It is a remake of the blockbuster, super-hit Priyadarshan-Mohanlal starrer Abhimanyu. It was remade in Kannada as Devru.
Subramaniam alias Right (Sundar C) is a rowdy in North Chennai. He runs a separate gang and also works as a sidekick and right-hand man to a big don named Qaasim Bhai (Judo. K. K. Rathnam). Qaasim Bhai uses Right and his gang as professional killers whenever required. The ACP Ravi kumar (K. S. Ravikumar) believes in his own type of law by eliminating criminals instead of wasting time by the court and other procedures. Divya (Jyothimayi) a student, surprisingly enters into Right's life and takes shelter in his house. However, things change after she enters his life; both of them fall in love. At a situation, there arises a clash between Right and Qaasim Bhai. Right's friend Balu (Bose Venkat) kills Qaasim Bhai's son Nassir (Vikas Rishi) for ordering a trucker who rams a convoy which killed innocent children instead of only killing the intended target. Unfortunately, Balu is killed by Qaasim Bhai for killing his Nassir. After seeing Balu's death, Right decides to change his lifestyle.
Parallel narration is the comedy track of Naai Shekar (Vadivelu), who wants to become a criminal and Divya's supposed uncle.
For Right's surprise enters a corrupt ACP named Gopinath (Prakash Raj). He is on a hell bent quest to eradicate crime. He dislikes Right's attitude to leave the underworld and threatens Divya, who is molested in prison. After coming to know of this, Right decides to eliminate all of his foes once and for all. He hatches a plan and orders a sniper shooter (Vichu Vishwanath) to kill the police inspector of the station. He also orders a trucker (G. K.) and kills the lady inspector. Right kills Gopinath and then plans to kill Qaasim Bhai for Balu's death. Qassim Bhai arrives at the hotel, where he sees his wife's wristwatch in the bedroom, which was previously gifted to him by the corrupt MLA (Delhi Ganesh). Qassim Bhai mistakenly kills the MLA for having affair with Vaani. Right then strangulates Qassim Bhai when he arrives at the basement to board his car. Finally, Right arrives at the dock for a getaway with Divya only to be killed by a battalion of cops due to the betrayal by Sashi (Sashikumar), his own fellow gang member.
- Sundar C as Subramaniam (Right)
- Jyothimayi as Divya
- Prakash Raj as ACP Gopinath
- Vadivelu as Naai Sekar
- Bose Venkat as Balu
- Judo. K. K. Rathnam as Qassim Bhai
- K. S. Ravikumar as ACP Ravi kumar
- Manobala as Police Inspector
- Bhuvaneswari as Vani, Qassim Bhai's trophy wife
- Delhi Ganesh as Corrupt minister
- Sashikumar as Sashi
- Sonia as Balu's wife
- Vichu Vishwanath as Sniper Shooter
- Besant Ravi as Right's gang member
- Imman Annachi as Right's gang member
- Vikash Rishi as Nassir
- G. K. as Trucker
- M. J. Shriram
- Mumaith Khan as an item number
- Omakuchi Narasimhan
|1||"City of Sings"||Vasu, Naveen, Vijay, Rahul Nambiar||P. Vijay|
|2||"Flames of Victory"||D. Imman, Mathangi||D. Imman|
|3||"Madi Madi"||Balram, Srilekha Parthasarathy||Na. Muthukumar|
|4||"Naan Valargirena"||Anuradha Sriram||Pazhani Bharathi|
|5||"Soo Matharakali"||Sujeetha Menon, Funky Shankar, Sangeetha Sujith||P. Vijay|
|6||"Yedho Ninaikiren"||Manjari, Devan||Na. Muthukumar|
The film collected a distributor share of Rs 4 to 5 crores at the box office.