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Thaayin Manikodi is a 1998 Tamil language film directed by Arjun. The film features Arjun himself in the lead role alongside Tabu and Nivedita Jain, while Goundamani, Vijayakumar and Charle play supporting roles. The film released in August 1998.[1]

Thaayin Manikodi
Directed byArjun
Produced byAruna
Screenplay byArjun
Story byArjun
Nivedita Jain
(Voice artist- actress Banupriya)Goundamani
Music byVidyasagar
CinematographyK. S. Selvaraj
Edited byP. Saisuresh
Sri Lakshmi Devi Associates
Release date
29 August 1998




The film began production works in October 1996, when Arjun revealed that he would star in a film directed by himself which would also feature Vijayashanti and newcomer Nivedita Jain. The team shot in Switzerland in October 1996 after they were denied a visa to go to Canada, while at the same time Vijayashanti opted out of the project after falling pout with the producers and was replaced by Tabu.[2] The team also shot climax scenes in a forest near Madhanapalli, Andhra with art director Thotta Tharani constructing sets for Arjun in all parts of the country, including a highly specialized 'torture room used to question suspects in crimes' for the film.[3][4]


Soundtrack is composed by Vidyasagar. Soundtrack contains 6 songs and lyrics were written by Vairamuthu, Palani Bharathi and Vaasan.[5][6][7]

  • Noorandukku Oru Murai - Gopal Sharma, Devi
  • Adi Rani Sultana - Mano, Devi
  • Mr. Hollywood - Gopal Sharma, Swarnalatha
  • Sixteena Seventeena - Gopal Sharma, Swarnalatha
  • Uncle Uncle - SPB, Baby Deepika, Lavanya
  • Yahan Ladki Hai - Vidyasagar, Sujatha


The film failed at the box office but was later dubbed and released in Telugu as Jateeya Pataakam.


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  3. ^ "Guess List". Retrieved 9 July 2012.
  4. ^ "Tamil Movie News-Pudhu Edition 2 - soc.culture.tamil | Google Groups". Retrieved 9 July 2012.
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