Thirunelveli (film)

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Directed byBharathi Kannan
Produced byR. B. Choudary
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Edited byV. Jaishankar
Super Good Films
Distributed bySuper Good Films
Release date
14 January 2000

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.[1] This is the first film from which Pranav started to include a social message in his comdedies. 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), a son (Shankthi Kumar) and a daughter Rani (Vindhya). Thualsi 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 Prabhu 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 to Varadappan, as he would try to separate the couple. Soonaswamy joins hands with Ponnambalam 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 run 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 Thulasi dead. Varadappan realizes his mistake and apologizes. The couple is united.



Soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[2]

  • Ini Naalum Thirunaal — Arunmozhi, Ilayaraja, Surender
  • Olai Kudisayile — Biju Narayanan, Bhavatharini
  • Kattazhagi — Devi
  • Thirunelveli — Ilayaraja
  • Yele Azhagamma — Arunmozhi, K. S. Chithra
  • Endha Paavi — Sunandha
  • Saathi Enum — Ilayaraja


  1. ^ "Tirunelveli". Retrieved 25 August 2012.
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