Thimiru Pudichavan

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Thimiru Pudichavan
Thimiru Pudichavan Poster.jpg
Release Poster
Directed byGaneshaa
Produced byFatima Vijay Antony
Written byGaneshaa
StarringVijay Antony
Nivetha Pethuraj
Music byVijay Antony
CinematographyRichard M. Nathan
Edited byVijay Antony
Vijay Antony Film Corporation
Distributed byScreen Scene
Release date
  • 16 November 2018 (2018-11-16)
Running time
156 minutes
Box office13.75 Cr

Thimiru Pudichavan (English: Egoistic man) is a 2018 Indian Tamil language action film written and directed by Ganeshaa.[1] The film stars Vijay Antony, Nivetha Pethuraj and Daniel Balaji in the main lead roles.[2] The film is produced by Fatima Vijay Antony under the production banner Vijay Antony Film Corporation and it began production in between February and March 2018. The film earlier scheduled to have its theatrical release on 6 November 2018 coinciding Diwali while scheduled to have its theatrical release clashing alongside Sarkar but was postponed to 16 November.[3][4][5] First look poster of the film was released on 1 February 2018.[6] It received mixed reviews; while Vijay's performance, concept and cinematography was praised, both the screenplay and sequences were criticised. The film was dubbed and released in Telugu as Roshagadu.[7]



The production of the film commenced in around February 2018 by director Ganeshaa who earlier made his debut directorial venture through Nambiyaar in 2016 whereas Vijay Antony was coincidentally roped in as music director for that film.[8][9]

The film makers initially planned the idea of releasing the film in Telugu language only but later revealed that the film would have its theatrical release in Tamil as well.[10] The film title was announced by the director casting Vijay Antony in the male lead role while Vijay Antony was awaiting for his first film in the year 2018, Kaali. The shooting of the film was commenced in Chennai and the post production works of the movie were completed in Thirunelveli around September 2018. It's a low budget movie due to the box office failure of the film Kaali.[11] The motion poster of the film was released on 18 July 2018.[12]

This also marked Vijay Antony's first film as a police cop and music was scored by himself while cinematography was handled by Richard M. Nathan who previously handled the cinematography for Kaali.[13] It was also revealed that Vijay Antony had also learnt silambam for the action sequences of the movie.[14][15] A.M. Rahmathulla was also hired for the sound department. The official theme song promo of the film was released as a 3D animation song on 6 October 2018 in the internet.[16] The official teaser of the film was released on 10 October 2018 and received positive reviews among the audience with containing a devotional song of Lord Muruga.[17][18][19][20]

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The satellite rights of the film were sold out to Sun TV.[21]


Thimiru Pudichavan
Soundtrack album by
Released15th Oct, 2018
ProducerVijay Antony
Vijay Antony chronology
Thimiru Pudichavan

The Music was composed by Vijay Antony and Released by Divo.


1."Naga Naga"Arun BharathiV.M. Mahalingam4:42
2."Thimirupudichavan"Arun BharathiRahul Nambiar2:55
3."Kavalayodam"Arun BharathiAnurag Kulkarni4:14
4."Nee Unnai Matrikondal"EknathHaricharan3:53
5."Kannadi"Arun BharathiAbhay Jodhpurkar, Padmalatha4:37
Total length:20:21

All lyrics written by Bhashyasree.

Telugu Track-List
1."Naga Naga"V.M. Mahalingam4:41
2."Roshagadu Ra"Yazin Nizar2:54
3."Yemito E Alajadi"Anurag Kulkarni4:13
4."Ninu Nuvve Marchukunte"Haricharan3:51
5."Kavale Kavale"Abhay Jodhpurkar, Padmalatha4:36
Total length:20:15


The producers of films including Sei, Kaatrin Mozhi and Utharavu Maharaja deeply criticized and threatened for legal actions against Vijay Antony for his sudden postponement of Thimiru Pudichavan to November 16 instead of releasing it on 6 November which would significantly affect the screening shows for the above mentioned films on the particular date. There has been a problem with the number of screens allotted to the film. There was a total of 150 screens allowed to the film with every step of the process took ahead with proper and legal procedure. But suddenly another film named "Thimiru pudichaven" which was set to release on Diwali 2018 was postponed to 16th November 2018. As this film was postponed the number of screens for "Sei" was reduced to 60-70 screens. The team is hoping for a good news so that they can release the film in the right time.[22]


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  3. ^ Dinamalar (2018-10-06). "சர்கார் உடன் மோத தயாராகிவிட்ட திமிரு புடிச்சவன் | Thimiru pudichavan releasing on Diwali". தினமலர் - சினிமா. Retrieved 2018-10-07.
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  5. ^ "Its Vijay vs Vijay on Diwali: 'Sarkar' gets a competitor in 'Thimiru Pudichavan'". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2018-10-11.
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  11. ^ Dinamalar (2018-09-11). "இறுதிக்கட்டத்தில் திமிரு புடிச்சவன் | Thimiru pudichavan in final stage". தினமலர் - சினிமா. Retrieved 2018-10-07.
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  13. ^ "Vijay Antony to don khaki for the first time in 'Thimiru Pudichavan'". The News Minute. 2018-02-04. Retrieved 2018-10-07.
  14. ^ "Vijay Antony learns silambam for Thimiru Pudichavan". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2018-10-07.
  15. ^ "Vijay Antony to learn Tamil traditional martial art for his next film - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2018-10-07.
  16. ^ "There will be more takers for animation in future: Sivaprasad Velayudham - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2018-10-07.
  17. ^ "Thimiru Pudichavan teaser: Vijay Antony's cop drama promises to be a masala entertainer - watch video -". Retrieved 2018-10-11.
  18. ^ "Thimiru Pudichavan teaser: Vijay Antony and Nivetha Pethuraj film is an intense cop drama – watch video | Entertainment News". Retrieved 2018-10-11.
  19. ^ "టీజ‌ర్‌తో అంచ‌నాలు పెంచిన విజ‌య్ ఆంటోని". Retrieved 2018-10-11.
  20. ^ "Vijay Antony plays a fierce cop in 'Thimiru Pudichavan', film to release this Diwali". Sify. Retrieved 2018-10-11.
  21. ^ "'திமிரு பிடிச்சவன்' படத்தை வாங்கிய பிரபல தனியார் தொலைக்காட்சி! - Samayam Tamil". samayam Tamil (in Tamil). 2018-09-26. Retrieved 2018-10-07.
  22. ^ "'Thimiru Pudichavan' release upsets Kollywood producers!". Sify. Retrieved 2018-12-12.

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