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Thalai Nagaram (lit. Capital city) is a 2006 Tamil drama film directed by Suraj. The film stars director Sundar C and Jyothimayi. This film was a low-budget production and the soundtrack was composed by D. Imman. This story is a tale of a man who sacrifices his life to kick out gangsters ruining others lives. It also stars Vadivelu, Prakash Raj and Bose Venkat among others. It enjoyed huge success. The soundtrack was a great hit and the song "Etho Nennukiren" charted at the top position for 1 week. It completed 100 days. It is a remake of the Priyadarshan-Mohanlal starrer Abhimanyu.[1] It was remade in Kannada as Devru.[2]

Thalai Nagaram
Directed bySuraj
Produced byV. Ravichandran
Written bySuraj
Story byT. Damodaran
(Original Story)
(Additional Story)
Based onAbhimanyu
by Priyadarshan
StarringSundar C
Prakash Raj
Bose Venkat
Music byD. Imman
CinematographyK. S. Selvaraj
Edited by Mu. Kasi Viswanath
Aascar Film Pvt. Ltd
Distributed byAascar Film Pvt. Ltd
Release date
19 May 2006
Running time
156 minutes




The music composed by D. Imman.[3]

No. Song Singers Lyrics
1 City of Sings Vasu, Naveen, Vijay, Rahul Nambiar P. Vijay
2 Flames of Victory D. Imman, Mathangi D. Imman
3 Madi Madi Balram, Srilekha Parthasarathy Na. Muthukumar
4 Naan Valargirena Anuradha Sriram Pazhani Bharathi
5 Soo Matharakali Sujeetha Menon, Funky Shankar, Sangeetha Sujith P. Vijay
6 Yedho Ninaikiren Manjari, Devan Na. Muthukumar

Box officeEdit

The film collected a distributor share of Rs 4 to 5 crores at the box office.[4]


A dialogue from the film, Trisha illana Divya (If not Trisha, then Divya) spoken by Vadivelu attained popular usage across Chennai after the film's release. The dialogue also inspired the title of Adhik Ravichandran's Trisha Illana Nayanthara (2015), in which the main character adapts a similarly flexible attitude regarding his choice of lover.[5] The dialogue "Aei ennaya vechi comedy kemedy panalayae" (Hey Are you making fun or trolling me?) also become famous and used in many movies later for its modulation. A dialogue spoken by Vadivelu, "Naanum Rowdythan" (I too am a rowdy) later inspired the title of a movie Naanum Rowdy Dhaan.[6][7]


  1. ^ "Thalainagaram". Sify. 19 May 2006. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
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  3. ^ "Thalai Nagaram Songs". Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 8 December 2007. Retrieved 30 March 2009.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
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  6. ^ Ramanujam, Srinivasa (20 October 2015). "Nayantara's unique dubbing process". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  7. ^ Lee, Dharmik (16 May 2017). "வடிவேலுவின் ஃபேமஸ் டயலாக்குகள்தான் இந்தப் படங்களின் டைட்டில்ஸ்!". Vikatan (in Tamil). Retrieved 27 April 2018.

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