|Produced by||K. Santhamani|
M. N. Nambiar
|Edited by||J. Ilango|
Sree Maariamman Films
|Distributed by||Sree Maariamman Films|
Thambi Durai (Tamil: தம்பிதுரை) is a 1997 Indian Tamil film, directed by Senthilnathan and produced by K. Santhamani. The film stars Saravanan, Sukanya and M. N. Nambiar in lead roles. The film had musical score by Ilayaraja. The film was completed in 1994 but had a delayed release in 1997.
The film starts with narration that the film is based on real event happened at Irukkangudi. Thambidurai (Saravanan) who stays with his grandfather (MN Nambiar) is a poor boatman falls in love with a rich girl Shenbagam (Sukanya) who is tortured by her rich stepmother (Manjula Vijayakumar). Thambidurai and Shenbagam elope and get married.
Shenbagam's uncle (Nalinikanth) who wants to marry her together plots with a womanising landlord (Senthilnathan) to separate them. They murder Thambidurai's grandfather and Shenbagam's grandmother. They approach a sorcerer (Bayilvan Ranganathan) who indulges in black magic. Sorcerer with his magic makes Thambidurai almost dead. Thambidurai is presumed to be dead, however he is taken care by a priest (Shanmugasundaram). Shenbagam is forced to dress up as a widow. Landlord also murders Shenbagam's sister (Mounika) and his own wife by setting up a bomb in tiffin box.
In the climax, by the blessings of goddess, landlord dies by suffering from fits. Thambidurai survives from the magic and Nalinikanth gets killed by Manjula.
- Saravanan as Thambidurai
- Sukanya as Shenbagam
- M. N. Nambiar
- Manjula Vijayakumar
- Chinni Jayanth
- K. Natraj
|1||"Aathu Mettula"||Mano||Pirai Sudan||04:55|
|3||"Kanyakumaree Neeye"||Arun Mozhi||Vaali||05:01|
|6||"Vidhiyaa Vidhavayaa"||Malaysia Vasudevan||Vaali||05:06|