|Directed by||Tarun Gopi|
|Produced by||Vikram Krishna|
|Written by||Tarun Gopi|
I. M. Vijayan
Manoj K. Jayan
|Music by||Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|Edited by||V. T. Vijayan|
G K Film Corporation
Thimiru (English: Audacious) is a 2006 Indian Tamil action film written and directed by debutant Tarun Gopi. It stars Vishal Krishna, Reema Sen and Sriya Reddy in lead and former football player I. M. Vijayan, Manoj K. Jayan and Vadivelu in supporting roles, whilst Kiran Rathod appears in an item number. The film's score and soundtrack are composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja. Produced by Vikram Krishna, under the banner of G K Film Corporation, it was released on 4 August 2006. Thimiru became highly successful at the box office and one of the top-grossing Tamil films in 2006. The film was also praised for Vadivelu's comedy.
The film was subsequently dubbed into Telugu, releasing as Pogaru (English: Pride) and was a runaway hit in Andhra Pradesh, too. It was later remade by director Vishal Raj in Kannada as Minchu  but eventually failed to repeat the success of its original version. The film also has been dubbed in Hindi as The Return Of Zid.
The movie is about Ganesh (Vishal), who comes from Madurai to continue his medical course in Chennai. A group of baddies is in pursuit. Meanwhile, Srimathy (Reema Sen), daughter of Ganesh's professor, wants to meet him and thank him for helping her escape from the clutches of some vile elements.
When Ganesh and Srimathy meet they are surprised, for they know each other. The gangsters, on spotting both, vow to kill them. Why? Well, it is flashback time.
Eswari (Sriya Reddy) is a shrewish, arrogant 'kattapanchayat' woman. She lends money at usurious rates and then goes after those families who fail to repay. Srimathy’s family falls afoul of Eswari. Ganesh helps Srimathy’s folks. Eswari falls for Ganesh’s bravery and boldness: She wants him to marry her. But the hero doesn’t.
She ends up kidnapping Ganesh's parents and threatens Ganesh to come to them and marry her. However, Ganesh thwarts all her plans. Eventually, in a freak mishap, Eswari meets her fate. Mistaking Ganesh to be the reason for their sister's death, Eswari's brothers Periya Karuppu (Manoj K. Jayan) and Veerasamy (Vijayan) resolve to kill him.
Ganesh, who reaches Chennai for safety, is eventually forced to go back to his old ways to fight the baddies and restore order.
- Vishal Krishna as Ganesh
- Reema Sen as Srimathy
- Vadivelu as Warden Vallaran
- Sriya Reddy as Easwari
- Manoj K. Jayan as Periya Karuppu
- I. M. Vijayan as Chinna Karuppu
- Manikka Vinayagam
- Neelima Rani
- Bhanu Chander
- Meera Krishnan
- Pawan as Bhavani
- Nizhalgal Ravi as Principal
- Singamuthu in a cameo
- Mayilsamy in a cameo
- Aarthi in a cameo
- Kiran Rathod in a special appearance in the song 'Maana Madura'
- Kanal Kannan in a special appearance in the song 'Oppurane Oppurane'
|Soundtrack album by Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|Released||21 July 2006|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Label||Sa Re Ga Ma|
|Producer||Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|Yuvan Shankar Raja chronology|
The soundtrack, composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja, was released on 21 July 2006 and features 6 tracks overall, including a "Theme music". The lyrics were written by Pa. Vijay, Na. Muthukumar and Yugabharathi. Rajesh Ramnath lifted the five songs for the Kannada version of the film, Minchu, not giving due credits to the original composer Yuvan Shankar Raja.
|1||"Kattikko Rappa Rappa"||Kunal Ganjawala, Shreya Ghoshal||4:43||Pa. Vijay|
|2||"Maana Madurai"||Shankar Mahadevan||4:47||Na. Muthukumar|
|3||"Mani Mani"||Anushka Manchanda||4:27||Pa. Vijay|
|4||"Oppurane Oppurane"||Gangai Amaran||3:29||Yugabharathi|
|5||"Thithikkara Vayasu"||Anupama||5:02||Na. Muthukumar|
The film was a commercial success grossing $3 million at the box office.
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