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Directed bySarath Kumar
Produced byRaadhika
Written byRajkannan (dialogues)
Screenplay byCheran
Story byKaveri Vendhan
StarringSarath Kumar
Music by(Songs)
Srikanth Deva
Paul J.
Sabesh-Murali (Background Score)
CinematographyKrish Kymal
Edited byV. T. Vijayan
Release date
21 October 2006
Running time
153 minutes

Thalaimagan (Leader's Son) is a 2006 Indian Tamil-language action film starring Sarath Kumar, Nayanthara, Vadivelu and Vijayakumar.[1] This film marked Sarath Kumar's directorial debut and for whom the film was also his 100th starrer.[2] The film was a huge failure and received a lot of negative criticism.[3]


The story is set around the bulwark of honest and public good institution of everest. A journalistic anachronism at a time when media houses have become mouthpieces for corporate houses. It is helmed by the fearless Ayya (Vijayakumar). It has among its ranks an intrepid scribe Dheeran (Sarath Kumar). He is no journeyman journalist. He is writer as well as a doer. When the power of the pen looks like slackening, he uses the hands that push the pen, so to say. And then there is harried colleague Erimalai (Vadivelu), who is often just a step away from trouble. Meghala (Nayanthara) is an enterprising intern who drives Dheeran to distraction.

Dheeran runs into the evil axis of politico and police web as represented by the corrupt Minister Shanmuga Vadivelu (Mukesh Tiwari) and a venal cop Alankaram (Seema Biswas). Dheeran, through his mixed ways, frustrates all the duo's evil plans. But a new water bottling plant of an MNC becomes a major confrontation issue. Dheeran goes hammer and tongs against the project, as it would be harmful to villagers. Dheeran painstakingly exposes all the chinks in the project. Shanmugasundaram has to come with a violent reprisal and he sure does and thinks he has done away with Dheeran.

Did he? But Dheeran comes back from dead as a new man with renewed force. In the two years, Shanmugha Sundaram and Alankaram had come a long way. But Dheeran, slowly but stealthily, exposes them with a cunning of a mountain fox. He exposes all their bad deeds with clinching evidence. How? Well, it all leads to an action-packed climax.



In 2005, Sarathkumar announced that he would be appearing in his 100th film titled Thalaimagan. The film was launched on 15 September 2005 with debutant R. D. Balaji as director with Cheran writing the screenplay.[4][5] However in a sudden turn of events, Sarathkumar replaced Balaji as a director becoming actor's debut directorial. Kushboo and KS Ravikumar made cameo appearances in a song as themselves.[6]


The soundtrack was composed by Srikanth Deva and Paul J and lyrics were written by Vaali, Vairamuthu and Mounan.[7]

No. Song Singers Composer Lyrics
1 Penakaaran Kailash Kher, Yogeswaran Manikkam, Veeramani Paul J Vairamuthu
2 Deen Thena S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Chinmayi
3 Uppumoottai Grace Karunas, Karunas Vaali
4 Velli Kinnathil Sangeetha Sajith, Andrea Jeremiah Vairamuthu
5 Nooru Nooru I R. Sarathkumar, Priyadarshini Srikanth Deva Mounan
6 Nooru Nooru II Tippu, Priyadarshini

Critical reception[edit]

Indiaglitz wrote "Sarath the director has worked hard in giving voice to a burning issue. Though slightly preachy in its tone, its relevance cannot be missed".[8] Nowrunning wrote "There is nothing special to mark this movie out as out of the ordinary except the fact that it was directed by the actor himself". It is dubbed into Telugu as Tilak.[9]


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