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Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Bharathi Kannan|
|Produced by||R. B. Choudary|
|Edited by||V. Jaishankar|
|Distributed by||Super Good Films|
Thirunelveli is a 2000 Tamil drama film, directed by Bharathi Kannan. The film stars Prabhu and Roja in the lead roles while Karan, Udhaya and Sithara among others form an ensemble cast. Music for the film was composed by Ilaiyaraaja and the film opened to mixed reviews in January 2000. This is the first film from which Vivek started to include a social message in his comedies. It was mentioned by him in the Interview with Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam.
Thulasi (Prabhu) is a rich landlord in Tirunelveli who lives with his brother Varadappan (Karan) and mother (Manorama). Varadappan has a wife (Sithara), son (Shankthi Kumar), and a daughter Rani (Vindhya). Thulasi is well-respected in his hometown, and he never lies at any circumstance. A small flashback is shown where Thulasi was in love with Roja, but she passed away. Enmity prevails between Thulasi and Soonaswamy (S. S. Chandran). Udhaya is appointed as Varadappan's car driver, and love blossoms between Udhaya and Rani. Thulasi realizes this but does not disclose this to Varadappan, as he would try to separate the couple. Soonaswamy joins hands with Velu Nayakkar Ponnambalam, local thug and tries to separate Thulasi and Varadappan, in which he succeeds. Thulasi leaves home with his mother. Now, Varadappan finds out about Rani's love affair and decides to kill her and Udhaya. The couple runs to Thulasi for life. Thulasi hides them in his home. When Varadappan inquires about the couple to Thulasi, he lies that he is not aware of their whereabouts. Varadappan leaves the place, believing that Thulasi will never lie. The couple thanks Thulasi for saving their lives but are shocked to see him dead. Varadappan then realizes his mistake and apologizes. The couple is united.
- Prabhu as Thulasi
- Roja as Thulasi's former lover
- Karan as Varadappan
- Sithara as Varadappan's wife
- Vindhya as Rani
- Manorama as Thulasi's mother
- Udhaya as Rani's husband
- S. S. Chandran as Soonaswamy
- Ponnambalam as Soonaswamy's friend
- Thalapathy Dinesh
- Ramya Krishnan as Azhagamma (Dancer) in "Yele Azhagamma"
- Raghava Lawrence as dancer in "Yele Azhagamma"
Soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.
- "Ini Naalum Thirunaal" - Lyricist - Muthulingam, Arunmozhi, Ilaiyaraaja, Surender
- "Olai Kudisayile" - Lyricist - Pulamaipithan, Biju Narayanan, Bhavatharini
- "Kattazhagi" - Lyricist - Pulamaipithan, Devi
- "Thirunelveli" - Lyricist - Muthulingam, Ilaiyaraaja
- "Yele Azhagamma" - Lyricist - Pulamaipithan, Arunmozhi, K. S. Chithra
- "Endha Paavi" - Lyricist - Ilaiyaraaja, Sunandha
- "Saathi Enum" - Lyricist - Ilaiyaraaja
- "Tirunelveli". Bbthots.com. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
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