Thirumanam (2019 film)

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Thirumanam Sila Thiruthangaludan
Directed byCheran
Produced byPremnath Chidambaram
Written byCheran
Screenplay byCheran
Umapathy Ramaiah
Kavya Suresh
M. S. Bhaskar
Thambi Ramaiah
Bala Saravanan
Seema G. Nair
Music bySiddharth Vipin (songs),
Sabesh-Murali (score)
CinematographyRajesh Yadav
Edited byPonnuvel Damodaran
Preniss International
Release date
1 March 2019

Thirumanam Sila Thiruthangaludan (transl. Marriage, but with a few corrections), also simply known as Thirumanam (transl. Marriage) is an 2019 Indian Tamil family romantic drama film written and directed by Cheran in which he also stars in a pivotal role.[1] The film stars Umapathy Ramaiah and Kavya Suresh in the lead roles while Cheran himself along with Thambi Ramaiah, M. S. Bhaskar, Sukanya, Manobala, Jayaprakash, Bala Saravanan, and Seema G. Nair play supportive roles.[2]



The official announcement of the film was unveiled by director Cheran during the audio launch of Maniyar Kudumbam in 2018 with his plans on casting Umapathy Ramaiah, the son of director turned actor Thambi Ramaiah.[3] The film also marks the return of Cheran as film director after a brief hiatus of 4 years since directing JK Enum Nanbanin Vaazhkai (2015).[4] The film titled as Thirumanam also contains a tagline Sila Thiruthangaludan as the plot of the film involves pre-wedding phase between two youngsters and their families with money playing key role.[5][6] The film is produced by Premnath Chidambaram under his production studio, Preniss International which is also the maiden production venture for the studio. Siddharth Vipin has been roped in to compose music for the film while camera is cranked by Rajesh Yadav.


The soundtrack features 3 songs composed by Siddharth Vipin, with lyrics by Yugabharathi, Lalithanand and Cheran himself.[7] The film's background was scored by the famous duo Sabesh-Murali.

Soundtrack album by
LabelDream Sounds
Siddharth Vipin chronology
Track list
1."Aasaiyai Solla Ninaikkiren"YugabharathiJagadeesh, Priyanka, Dr. Narayanan, Sukanya, M. S. Bhaskar, Thambi Ramaiah5:38
2."Ethanai Kanavu Kandiruppom"CheranJagadeesh, Ranjith Unni, Aparna, Kamalaja, Swagatha, Siddharth Vipin3:48
3."Thedudhe Thedudhe"LalithanandJagadeesh, Kamalaja4:46
4."Varaamaley Vandhaley"LalithanandJagadeesh4:06
Total length:18:20


The official teaser of the film was unveiled on 12 December 2018 and the official trailer for the film was launched on 26 January 2019.[8][9][10] The title and first look poster of the film was released by actor Vijay Sethupathi on 12 December 2018.[1]

Release & reception[edit]

Thirumanam censored with "U" certificate from Tamil Film Producers Council.[11][12]

The Indian Express wrote "Thirumanam could have easily been a Kalyana Samayal Saadham, but Cheran lets you down with a predictable and outdated script".[13] The Hindu wrote "The subject is indeed topical, given the kind of money we see getting spent on making weddings look rich, but the treatment on the big screen is quite below par".[14] Times of India wrote "Though the message, which it intends to convey is appreciable, the clumsy filmmaking and a couple of songs that appear in the later half prevent Thirumanam from turning into an engaging family entertainer".[15] Gauthaman Bhaskaran of News18 wrote "the subject of big fat Indian weddings may be somewhat novel, but the way Cheran scripts and treats the story is amateurish. He often forgets that cinema is a visual medium, and a story must move through a string of images. But he takes the easy way out by resorting to words and sermons – making Thirumanam appear listless, long-winded".[16] Film Companion South called it "An Outdated “Message Movie” About The Circus Around Weddings".[17]


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  2. ^ Agatheeswaran (2 January 2019). "Thirumanam Tamil Movie (2019) | Cast | Songs | Trailer | Teaser | Release Date". News Bugz. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  3. ^ Rajendran, Gopinath (29 June 2018). "Cheran's next directorial Maniyar Kudumbam to star Thambi Ramaiah's son". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Director Cheran's next titled Thirumanam". Sify. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  5. ^ Subramanian, Anupama (23 January 2019). "Thirumanam reflects life of a commoner: Cheran". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  6. ^ "We're still making films on caste; shows that society remains the same: Cheran - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
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  8. ^ "New teaser and making video of Cheran's next 'Thirumanam' released - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  9. ^ "Cheran's Thirumanam trailer is here". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  10. ^ Manik, Rajeshwari; January 27, an On; 2019 (27 January 2019). "Thirumanam Trailer: A Close Look At The Hardships In A South Indian Wedding". Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  11. ^ "Cheran's 'Thirumanam' gets an 'U' certificate - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  12. ^ "'யூ' சான்றிதழுடன் சேரன் படம் தணிக்கை ஆனது". 10 February 2019. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
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  17. ^ "Thirumanam Movie Review: An Outdated "Message Movie" About The Circus Around Weddings". Film Companion South.