|Edited by||V. Jaishankar|
|19 October 2012|
Thiruthani is a 2012 Indian Tamil-language action comedy film directed by Perarasu, starring Bharath and Sunaina as the female lead, whilst Rajkiran, Pandiarajan and Ashish Vidyarthi also play pivotal roles.
The film opens with Thiruthani (Bharath) beating up men who cause trouble to his sister for celebrating Diwali. Duraipandi (Rajkiran), an ex-military officer, proudly watches the fight along with many others. However, Duraipandi becomes furious when Thiruthani refuses to save an athlete from having his leg broken despite his pleas for help. It is here that Thiruthani justifies his actions saying that everyone stood watching as his unconscious mother was left locked up in a burning building for fear that they would be killed by the local rowdies. Meanwhile, Thiruthani falls for Sugeesha (Sunaina), an orphan who goal in life is to marry a person with a large family.
Soon, Thiruthani gets involved in an accident causing severe damages to his skull. The treating doctor privately tells him that he would only live for another 6 months. Unable to bear the thought of his family being depressed upon his death, he becomes harsh with them, believing this would make them hate him. Seeing this, Duraipandi advises that he should kill the local rowdies so that everyone can live peacefully and that he will not face jail as he is about to die. As time passes, Thiruthani becomes one of the most wanted criminals. Shocked at this news, the doctor informs Thiruthani that he lied only because of Duraipandi's request. Furious, Thiruthani advances on Duraipandi only to find out that the latter has lost one leg in the Army. The climax shows Duraipandi taking the blame for the murders (as no one has seen Thiruthani) and getting shot.
Immediately after the release of Pazhani in January 2008, Perarasu announced that he would make another action film starring Bharath titled Thiruthani. However the actor's commitment to Durai's Nepali and Venkatesh's Killadi meant that he was unable to start the project at the time, so Perarasu moved on to make Thiruvannamalai with Arjun. Bharath is playing a gym-trainer in this film.
The film re-emerged in January 2009 as the team geared up for a first schedule with reports emerging that Sai Kumar had replaced Prakash Raj in a pivotal role. Other sources added that musician Srikanth Deva was added to the cast, while actress Sunaina, who had featured in the successful films Kadhalil Vizhunthen and Maasilamani was added to the cast in August 2009. Perarasu subsequently announced that he would also produce the film as well as compose the film's music and recorded a song with T. Rajendar.
Filming was held across locations including Pazhani and Madurai in October 2009, while songs were canned in New Zealand that year. However the progress of the film became hampered and 2010 passed without much publicity, with Bharath spending time completing his other projects. In April 2011, it was revealed that two songs in the film were only left to be shot and team departed in May to film the songs in France.
Music is composed by director Perarasu himself making his debut and also wrote the lyrics for all songs. The audio was released on 20 August at Kamala Theatres. The function saw the presence of several big wigs from the industry, including SJ Suryah, AR Murgadoss, K Bhagyaraj, Pandirajan, SAC, Jeyam Raja, Srikanth Deva, PL Thenappan and Dhananjayan amongst others and was released in their presence. Soundtrack contains six songs.
Thiruthani received mostly mixed and negative reviews. Behindwoods wrote:"Perarasu’s attempts at turning a music director have met with forgettable results. Except one passable melody song, the rest are just not up to scratch. But these songs might make the rounds in village ‘thiruvizhas’ thanks to the bevy of ‘kuthu’ numbers". Musicperk wrote:"This one is an overall disappointing show by Perarasu although he shines in parts, [sic] the album fails to gel with today’s times. It does not provide anything refreshingly different and innovatively new for the GEN-Y of today. The tunes all seem like you have heard them somewhere before.
|1.||"Nee Enakku Nee Enakku"||Karthik, Saindhavi|
|3.||"Adi Vaanaville"||Unni Menon, Chinmayee|
|4.||"Yamma Yamma"||T. Rajender, Anuradha Sriram|
|5.||"Vannarapettai"||Tippu, Krishnaveni Perarasu|
|6.||"Raja Raja Chozha"||Suchitra|