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Dindigul Sarathy is a 2008 Indian Tamil language drama film directed by Siva Sanmukam, who earlier directed Thagapansamy. The film stars Karunaas, Karthika, and Saranya Ponvannan in the lead roles, while Nassar, M. S. Baskar, Livingston, Chitti Babu, Shanmugarajan, Periyar Dasan, Manobala, and Anu Mohan among others, play supporting roles.[1] The film has cinematography by S. Thaj and music by Dhina. The film released on 18 December 2008 and was a remake of Vadakkunokkiyantram (1989), a popular Malayalam film by Sreenivasan.

Dindigul Sarathy
Directed bySiva Sanmukan
Produced byDream Towers[1]
Written bySreenivasan
Music byDhina[1]
CinematographyS. Thaj
Distributed bySun Pictures
Release date
18 December 2008



The story revolves around an insecure teetotaler named Sarathy (Karunas), who feels bad due to his dark skin (his wife Vasanthi (Karthika) is fairer than him), which is often the butt of many jokes. Because Sarathy feels inferior to Vasanthi, he begins to suspect her of infidelity and thinks that she will one day elope with a lover. After a misunderstanding, Sarathy and his mother Saradha (Saranya) are estranged, which further weakens the bond between him and Vasanthi. How Sarathy resolves his issues and gets back together with Vasanthi forms the rest of the story.



Dindigul Sarathy
Soundtrack album by
Released2008 (2008)
LabelSun Audio
Dhina chronology
Dindigul Sarathy
Vedigundu Murugesan
1."Dindukalu Dindukalu"V. ElangoAnthony Daasan, Chinnaponnu, Grace Karunas 
2."Dindukalu Remix"V. ElangoAnthony Daasan, Chinnaponnu, Grace Karunas, Blaaze 
3."Ammadi Athadi"Siva ShanmugamKailash Kher, Dhina 
4."Paruthikaatu"V. ElangoShankar Mahadevan 
5."Suttapazhama"NandalalaMysskin, Sangeetha 

Critical receptionEdit

Behindwoods noted "Overall, Dindigul Sarathy is a product that comes out only once. Its distinctness is its defining strength, but it has got its commercial limitations at the box office".[2] Indiaglitz noted "Due credit should be given to director Shivashanmugham, who has made necessary changes in the script to suit the Tamil audience. Though the first half has shades of the original, the latter half is different and oozes with nativity".[3] Hindu wrote "Borrowed from a Malayalam film, director Sivashanmugan makes a few small and suitable changes to the storyline for his Tamil venture".[4]


  1. ^ a b c Dindigul Sarathy, My Tamil, retrieved 23 December 2008[permanent dead link]
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