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Thiruvilaiyaadal Aarambam (lit. The Beginning of Thiru's Games) is a 2006 Tamil-language romantic comedy film directed by Boopathy Pandian and produced by Vimala Geetha. Dhanush and Shriya Saran play the lead roles, while Prakash Raj, Karunas and Saranya Ponvannan play other pivotal roles. The film, which had music composed by D. Imaan, was released on 15 December 2006 and performed well at the box office.[1]

Thiruvilayadal Aarambam
Thiruvilaiyaadal Aarambam DVD Cover.jpg
DVD Cover
Directed byBoopathy Pandian
Produced byVimala Geetha
Written byBoopathy Pandian
StarringDhanush
Shriya Saran
Prakash Raj
Karunas
Saranya Ponvannan
Music byD. Imman
CinematographyVaidy S
Edited byG. Sasikumar
Production
company
R. K. Productions
Release date
  • 15 December 2006 (2006-12-15)
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil


Contents

PlotEdit

Thirukumaran (Dhanush) is a carefree, laid-back guy who has a great time with his friends (Tiger Kumar (Karunas), Sukumar and others). He falls in love with Priya (Shriya Saran), who is the sister of Guru (Prakash Raj), a rich business tycoon. The story is about a cat-and-mouse game between Thiru and Guru, who is against Thiru and Priya's love. Thiru wins the game at the end.

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

The film was announced in late August 2005 with Boopathy Pandian and Dhanush coming together after a previous collaboration in Devathayai Kanden (2005). Pandian had previously discussed the role with Bharath, but the actor's refusal meant that Dhanush was chosen.[2][3] Shriya Saran, who rose to fame in Tamil films after her role in Mazhai, was signed as the heroine and the film was titled as Naveena Thiruvilayadal, though the prefix was later dropped.[4] The following September, actor Sivaji Ganesan's Fan Club requested the film's producer, Vimala Geetha, to change the name of the film Thiruvilayadal. They had felt that the title was reminiscent of Ganesan's 1965 film of the same name, and felt that the new venture would defame the old film.[5] K. Bhagyaraj was initially pencilled in to play Dhanush's father in the film, but was later replaced by Mouli due to the delay of the film.[6] Shriya Saran was forced to opt out of the film in October 2005 owing to her commitment to work in Rajinikanth's Sivaji.[7] Reports suggested that either Tamannaah or Ileana may be approached to replace her, while the film's inactivity led to rumours that the film was cancelled.

However, in January 2006, Boopathy Pandian confirmed that the film would continue and the remaining portions would be swiftly completed.[8] Shriya however returned to work on the film after she was able to allot dates.[9]

ReleaseEdit

The film opened in December 2006. Rediff.com noted that "Director Boopathy Pandian has a looser hold on pacing, ensuring that the interest never flags", adding that "the real reason to watch Thiruvilaiyadal Aarambam is Dhanush, who epitomises the new age hero: he is no superman, he is not even close to perfect, and he is thoroughly unapologetic about it all."[10] Another critic from Indiaglitz mentioned that "Bhoopathy Pandian has a fair grasp of what makes an entertainer click with the comedy. His simple handling of an easy subject sees it through."[11] Sify cited that "Dhanush as the hyperactive Thiru is simply superb and his ability to deliver funny lines casually is uncommendable. Prakash Raj does his role to perfection, while Shriya looks good and her costumes are fabulous."[12]

The film grossed 100 million (US$1.4 million) in Tamil Nadu - the highest grosser for actor Dhanush at that time.[13][14] Post-release after being offended by a remark in the film, Bank of Baroda contemplated taking action against the film by trolling their bank name which ultimately spoils their bank's name.[15]

RemakesEdit

In 2007, the film was remade as Takkari in Telugu with Nitin and Sadha playing the lead roles. It was also remade and released in Kannada as Dhool in 2011, with Yogesh and Aindrita Ray in the lead roles while Prakash Raj reprised his role.[16] Furthermore, it was then remade and released in Bengali as Idiot in 2012, with Ankush Hazra, Srabanti Chatterjee, and Aditya Pancholi in the lead roles, and in Oriya as Rangila Toka. It was also remade in Bangladeshi Bengali as Daring Lover.

SoundtrackEdit

Thiruvilaiyaadal Aarambam
Soundtrack album by
Released13 October 2006
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length26:29
LabelSa Re Ga Ma
D. Imaan chronology
Kusthi
(2006)
Thiruvilaiyaadal Aarambam
(2006)
Rendu
(2006)

The soundtrack of the film was composed by D. Imaan and won good reviews upon release in October 2006. The lyrics were penned by Vairamuthu, Na. Muthukumar, Viveka and Thiraivannan.[17] The soundtrack also features a remixed version of the song "Ennama Kannu" from Mr. Bharath (1986).[18]

Track-list
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Aadra Ramma"VairamuthuD. Imaan4:39
2."Ennama Kannu"VairamuthuKarthik, Ranjith4:16
3."Kannukkul Yetho"Na. MuthukumarVijay Yesudas, Rita4:15
4."Madurai Jilla"VivekaKarthik, Kalpana4:28
5."Theriyaama Parthuputen"ThiraivannanRanjith, Sujatha4:16
6."Vizhigalil Vizhigalil"VivekaHarish Raghavendra4:46
Total length:26:29

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Bharath, hopes that Kadugu will give his career a much-needed fillip". The Hindu. 6 August 2016. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
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  5. ^ "Dhanush in a dilemma!". Sify. 19 September 2005. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
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  8. ^ "Tamil Cinema News - Tamil Movie Reviews - Tamil Movie Trailers - IndiaGlitz Tamil". Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  9. ^ "Is Shriya on a contract?". Sify.com. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  10. ^ "Old wine, brand new bottle - Rediff.com movies". Inhome.rediff.com. 19 December 2006. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  11. ^ "Tamil Cinema News - Tamil Movie Reviews - Tamil Movie Trailers - IndiaGlitz Tamil". Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  12. ^ "Sify Movies - Review listing (1970)". Sify.com. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  13. ^ "- Sify.com". www.sify.com. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  14. ^ "Tamil Movie - Thiruvilayadal review: Dhanush regains lost glory Dhanush back to winning ways Thiruvilayadal Aarambam". Behindwoods.com. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  15. ^ "Movie News Gautham menon pachaikili muthucharam call taxi driver association Harris jeyaraj tamil cinema Picture Gallery Images". Behindwoods.com. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  16. ^ "Yogi-Andrita in Dhool". Sify.com. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  17. ^ "Tamil Cinema News - Tamil Movie Reviews - Tamil Movie Trailers - IndiaGlitz Tamil". Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  18. ^ Cinema Plus. "Mix and match - CHEN - The Hindu". Web.archive.org. Retrieved 18 July 2018.

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