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Directed by Karvannan
Produced byR. K. Film Makers Circuit
Written byKarvannan
Dheeran (dialogues)
Music by Rajan Sarma
Edited bySai Nagesh
R. K. Film Makers Circuit
Release date
  • 10 March 1995 (1995-03-10)
Running time
125 minutes

Thondan (English : Worker) is a 1995 Tamil political drama film directed by Karvannan. The film features Murali and Rohini in the lead roles, with Anandaraj, Manivannan, Srividya, Vinodhini, Vadivukkarasi, Gnanavel and S. Ramadoss playing supporting roles. The film, produced by R. K. Film Makers Circuit, had musical score by Rajan Sarma and was released on 10 March 1995. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

Tamil language language

Tamil is a Dravidian language predominantly spoken by the Tamil people of India and Sri Lanka, and by the Tamil diaspora, Sri Lankan Moors, Douglas, and Chindians. Tamil is an official language of three countries: India, Sri Lanka and Singapore. It is also the official language of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and the Union Territory of Puducherry. It is used as one of the languages of education in Malaysia, along with English, Malay and Mandarin. Tamil is spoken by significant minorities in the four other South Indian states of Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and the Union Territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is one of the 22 scheduled languages of India.

A political drama can describe a play, film or TV program that has a political component, whether reflecting the author's political opinion, or describing a politician or series of political events.

Karvannan was an Indian film director, producer and screenwriter who worked on Tamil films.



Jeeva (Murali) is an angry young who works as an auto-driver. During his childhood, Jeeva could not go to school because of his father, who forced him to work at a very young age, thus he suffers from an inferiority complex. Every time, he sees a child working, Jeeva feels angry and he then forces the kid to go to school at any cost. Unlike Jeeva, his childhood friend Ilavenil (Anandaraj) pursued an education and he is now a conscientious police officer.

Murali (Tamil actor) Tamil actor

Murali was an Indian film actor who appeared in leading and supporting roles in Tamil and Kannada films.He is called Puratchi Nayakan.

An inferiority complex consists of feelings of not measuring up to standards, a doubt and uncertainty about oneself, and a lack of self-esteem. It is often subconscious and is thought to drive afflicted individuals to overcompensate, resulting either in spectacular achievement or extremely asocial behavior. In modern literature, the preferred terminology is "lack of covert self-esteem".

Anandaraj is an Indian Tamil film actor and politician. He has acted in villain roles in several Tamil films and has appeared in over a two hundred films in different languages including Tamil, Kannada, Telugu and Malayalam.

Periyanayagam (Gnanavel) is a company owner employing child labour and he is involved in some kind of illegal business. Periyanayagam has the support of the Minister (Manivannan) who helps him when he is in trouble with the police, which irks the police officer Ilavenil.

Manivannan Indian actor, director

S. Manivannan Rajagopal, better known by his stage name Manivannan, was an Indian film actor, director and Tamil activist. In a career spanning three decades, he went from being a story and dialogue writer for director Bharathiraja from 1980–82 to a successful director who thrived in experimenting with different genres, before becoming an actor. With over 400 films to his name, Manivannan was one of the most experienced actors in the field and has directed exact 50 films. Manivannan was mainly a supporting actor in films and often played the comedian or the villain's role.

Sanjeevi Raman (S. Ramadoss) is a doctor and a political crusader who fights against child labour for many years and he filed a lawsuit against this practice. He won the lawsuit, and subsequently, companies who forced kids to work are now banned by the government. Periyanayagam and the other company owners decide to kill the doctor. While planning their attack, the street dancer Selvi (Vinodhini) hears their plan and she is killed on the spot. The librarian Subha (Rohini) witnesses the murder and runs away from the murderers. In a big trouble, Jeeva comes to protect Subha from Periyanayagam's henchmen. What transpires later forms the crux of the story.

Dr. S. Ramadoss is the founder of the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK), an Indian political party.

Vinodhini is an Indian actress, who has appeared in Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada films. Beginning her acting career as a child artist, she went on to play lead and supporting roles before acting in television series as well. She was credited as Shwetha in Kannada films.

Rohini is an Indian actress, lyricist, screenwriter, voice actor and director. She has mainly acted in south Indian, notably Malayalam and Tamil films. Having started her acting career at five, she has about 130 south Indian films to her credit. She received National Award of Special mention and Andhra Pradesh State Award for Best Female Actor in 1996 for the film Sthree.


Srividya Indian actress

Srividya, also known as Sreevidya, was an Indian film actress best known for her work predominantly in Malayalam and Tamil films with few Telugu, Kannada and Hindi films for 40 years. In the latter part of her career, she concentrated on Malayalam films. In addition to acting, she occasionally worked as a playback singer as well. She was best known for restraint and subtlety in portrayal of varied emotions. Srividya's personal life was full of tragedies. In 2006, she died of spine cancer, aged 53.

Vadivukkarasi is an Indian film and Tamil television actress. She made her acting debut in the Tamil film Sigappu Rojakkal (1978) and has acted in more than 350 films and 10 television serials in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam. During her career, she has played various characters, playing lead, supporting as well as antagonistic roles. Film director A. P. Nagarajan is her maternal uncle.

Arumugam Mohanasundaram, popularly known as Loose Mohan, was a Tamil film actor who had acted as a comedian in over 1000 films. He is credited with popularizing Madras Bashai, a Cockney of Tamil language spoken in Chennai city.


Soundtrack album by
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Producer Rajan Sarma

The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Rajan Sarma. The soundtrack, released in 1995, features 5 tracks with lyrics written by Rajan Sarma. [6]

Rajan Sarma is a Tamil film and Serial director of the 1980s..

1'Littaalaa' Mano, K. S. Chithra 4:41
3'Ethukku Silithu' Suresh Peters 4:40
4'Chinna Chinna' Minmini 4:41
5'Natta Nadu' Murali 3:52

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