Thooku Medai

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Thooku Medai
Directed byAmirtham
Produced bySri Appan Films
Screenplay by M. Karunanidhi
Based onThooku Medai
by M. Karunanidhi
Starring Chandrasekhar
Menaka
Chakravarthy
Usha Rajender
Nagesh
Music by Shankar Ganesh
Release date
1982
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Thooku Medai (transl. Gallows ) is a 1982 Tamil-language Indian feature film directed by Amirtham and written by M. Karunanidhi. The film stars Chandrasekhar and Menaka in the lead roles. It is an adaptation of Karunanidhi's play of the same name.

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Cast

Production

Thooku Medai was a film adaptation of the controversial stage play of same name written by M. Karunanidhi who had scripted the film version too. [1]

Soundtrack

Soundtrack was composed by Shankar Ganesh. [2] [3]

Controversy

Karunanidhi was displeased with censor board for reducing 500 feet of the film which contained his dialogues "focussed on the long search from Madurai to Tiruchendur". [4]

Reception

The film failed commercially. [5]

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