Thenkasi Pattanam (lit. Thenkasi Town) is a 2002 Indian Tamil comedy film directed by Rafi Mecartin and produced by S. S. Durairaju. The film stars Sarath Kumar, Napoleon, and Vivek as the male leads while Samyuktha Varma, Devayani, and Aswathi Menon play the female leads. This film is the Tamil remake of the Malayalam blockbuster Thenkasipattanam (2000). This movie becomes one of the blockbusters of that year. The music was composed by Suresh Peters, while the editing was done by Harihara Puthran. The film released on 21 June 2002.
|Directed by||Rafi Mecartin|
|Produced by||S. S. Durairaju|
|Written by||V. Prabhakar (dialogues)|
|Story by||Rafi Mecartin|
|Music by||Suresh Peters|
|Edited by||Harihara Puthran|
Mass Movie Makers
|21 June 2002|
Kannan (Sarath Kumar) and Dass (Napoleon) are owners of the market in their village in thenkasi Pattinam . They become the famous rowdies under the guidance of the their god father(vinu chakravarty) .Dass has a sister called Uma ( Aswathi Menon) who is the educated girl and wants to get rid of their rudeness from their behavior. Manikkam pillai (shortened as Mapillai) who later joined as the manager of the KD & Co (Vivek) who is regularly beaten by them due to his stupidness.Soon later it is revealed that mapillai is in love with her, but she is not interested in him. He joins Kannan's and Dass's firm KD & Company as the manager in an attempt to win Uma's love and her brothers.To make her(Uma) happy, mapillai decides to find the grooms for Dass and Kannan.KD & Co. once keeps as hostage a music troupe who comes to their village to perform. The main singer of that troupe, Sangeetha (Devayani), gets expelled from her home because of this, so Kannan and Dass gives her refuge upon Uma's insistence.Mapillai plans to unite Dass and Sangeetha. Meenakshi (Samyuktha Varma) is the childhood friend of Kannan, Who is their enemy's daughter. Meenakshi tries to prove her love and Kannan does not reciprocate it. Soon, Kannan asks Dass for the marriage with Meenakshi for him, but Dass mistakenly understands Meenakshi as his bride. On the other hand, Sangeetha is in love with Kannan After some fights, Dass and Kannan bring Meenakshi to their home, and starts a wedding preparation. Soon Mapillai realises his mistake and wants to change the brides to their respective grooms. when the truth is revealed, Dass who is madly in love with Meenakshi, forces her in a marriage with him, Kannan who is badly beaten by Dass who is ready to give up his love for his friendship. Dass changes his mind, Allows kannan and Meenakshi to unite. Sangeetha is to get married to Dass. Finally, both Dass and Kannan allows Mapillai to get married to Uma and he achieves his lady love.
- Sharath Kumar as Kannan Muthali
- Napoleon as Dass
- Vivek as Manikkampillai as Mapillai
- Samyuktha Varma as Meenakshi
- Devayani as Sangeetha
- Aswathi Menon as Uma, Kannan and Dass's sister
- P. Vasu as Devaraj, Meenakshi's father
- Raadhika as Doctor
- Charle as S. K. Velu, a servant
- Biyon as Young Kannan
- Vinu Chakravarthy
- Srividya as Meenakshi's mother
- Kovai Sarala as Kamala
- Delhi Ganesh as Sangeetha's uncle
- Besant Ravi
- Bonda Mani
- Dimple Rose
The film was a remake of Malayalam film of same name, Rafi-Mecartin who handled the original was chosen to direct the Tamil version which marked their debut in Tamil. Sarathkumar and Napolean was chosen to portray lead roles. Samyuktha Verma made her debut in Tamil with this film reprising her role from original.
The film's shoot was held at locations in Palghat, Kuttralam, and at a village near Coimbatore.
|1||"Azhagana Ilamaan Ondru"||Sujatha Mohan, Suresh Peters|
|2||"Konjam Thenkasi"||Srinivas, K. S. Chithra, Sriram|
|3||"Mayilirage Mayilirage"||Mano, Swarnalatha|
|4||"Silsilunu Silsilunu"||Manikka Vinayagam|
|5||"Thenirukkira Kootukulle"||Mano, Sujatha Mohan|
'The film received a good response since its release Chennai Online wrote "The film is meant to be a laugh riot, but the laughs are hard to come by." The Hindu wrote "Thenkasi Pattanam" is a colourful mela ... action-filled and humorous."
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