Thambi Durai

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Thambi Durai
Directed bySenthilnathan
Written bySenthilnathan,
Gajendra Kumar (dialogues)
Produced byK. Santhamani
M. N. Nambiar
CinematographyJa. Raja
Edited byJ. Ilango
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Sree Maariamman Films
Distributed bySree Maariamman Films
Release date
  • 5 December 1997 (1997-12-05)

Thambi Durai is a 1997 Indian Tamil-language action drama film, written and directed by Senthilnathan. The film stars Saravanan, Sukanya and M. N. Nambiar. It was completed in 1994 but only released on 5 December 1997.[1][2]


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.



The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[3]

Song Singers Lyrics Length
"Aathu Mettula" Mano Piraisoodan 04:55
"Ezhaigalin" Malaysia Vasudevan Vaali 04:43
"Kanyakumaree Neeye" Arunmozhi 05:01
"Maama" Mano, S. Janaki 04:58
"Unnai Nambi" S. Janaki 05:36
"Vidhiyaa Vidhavayaa" Malaysia Vasudevan 05:06


  1. ^ "Thambi Durai / தம்பி துரை". Screen 4 Screen. Archived from the original on 5 December 2023. Retrieved 11 January 2024.
  2. ^ "thambi thurai ( 1997 )". Cinesouth. Archived from the original on 21 January 2005. Retrieved 11 January 2024.
  3. ^ "Thambi Durai". JioSaavn. 1 January 1997. Archived from the original on 11 January 2024. Retrieved 11 January 2024.

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