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Directed by K. S. Adhiyaman
Produced byM. Rajkumar
S. S. R. Thillainathan
P. Kaandeepan
Written by K. S. Adhiyaman
Starring Shaam
Divya Spandana
Music by Abhishek Ray
CinematographyT. Kaviyarasu
Edited byV. M. Udhayashankar
Release date
  • 22 February 2008 (2008-02-22)

Thoondil (English: Bait) is a 2008 Tamil romantic drama film written and directed by K. S. Adhiyaman. The film stars Shaam, Sandhya, and Divya Spandana in the lead roles, while Vivek, Revathi, and RK play supporting roles. The music was composed by Abhishek Ray with editing done by V. M. Udhayashankar and cinematography by T. Kaviyarasu. The film released on 22 February 2018 and was opened to poor reviews.

Tamil cinema film industry

Tamil cinema refers to Tamil-language motion pictures, which are primarily made in India. Based in the city of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, the hub of the Tamil film industry is in the Kodambakkam neighbourhood of Chennai. Kollywood is a colloquial term used to describe this industry, the word being a portmanteau of Kodambakkam and Hollywood.

Romance film film genre

Romance films or romance movies are romantic love stories recorded in visual media for broadcast in theaters and on TV that focus on passion, emotion, and the affectionate romantic involvement of the main characters and the journey that their genuinely strong, true and pure romantic love takes them through dating, courtship or marriage. Romance films make the romantic love story or the search for strong and pure love and romance the main plot focus. Occasionally, romance lovers face obstacles such as finances, physical illness, various forms of discrimination, psychological restraints or family that threaten to break their union of love. As in all quite strong, deep, and close romantic relationships, tensions of day-to-day life, temptations, and differences in compatibility enter into the plots of romantic films.

K. S. Adhiyaman Film director and producer

K. S. Adhiyaman is an Indian Film Director. He directed Tamil and Hindi films, popularly known as Kollywood and Bollywood respectively.



The film tries to work on the old saying "hell hath no fury like a woman scorned". Divya (Divya Spandana) is an upcoming model in London who meets Sriram (Shaam), an IT guy, and falls in love. They sleep together, but Sriram leaves her when Divya's boss tells him to stay out of her life if he wants to see her make it big. Divya feels betrayed when she finds out but does not know that her boss is the reason behind the split. Divya does achieve her dream and becomes a top model but is on a revenge romp to wreak havoc in Sriram’s happily married life to Anjali (Sandhya). Anjali is a cheerful girl whose only sorrow in life is that she does not have a child, and when she finally has a baby after four years of marriage to Sriram, Divya comes into her life and takes the baby away, saying that it is her baby. What happens after that forms the climax of the movie.

Divya Spandana Indian actress

Divya Spandana, who was known professionally as Ramya, is an Indian film actress and politician. She primarily works in Kannada film industry, but also appears in Tamil and Telugu language films. Ramya is the recipient of two Filmfare Awards South, an Udaya Award, and a Karnataka State Film Award.

Shamshuddin Ibrahim, known professionally as Shaam, is a Tamil actor who has also appeared in Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam film actor and model. Starting his career as a professional model, he soon made his acting debut in the film Khushi (2000), appearing in a cameo role. He further appeared in lead roles in critically and commercially successful films such as 12B (2001), Lesa Lesa (2003), Iyarkai (2003) and Ullam Ketkumae (2005).

{{Infobox person | name = Sandhya | birth_name = Revathy Ajith | othername = Kaadhal Sandhya | image = | image_size = | birth_date = 27 September 1988 | birth_place =Kochi, Kerala, India


Vivek (actor) Indian actor

Vivek is an Indian film actor, comedian, television personality, playback singer and activist working in the Tamil film industry. Introduced in films by director K. Balachander, he has won 3 times the Filmfare Award for Best Comedian – Tamil for his performances in movies such as Run (2002), Saamy (2003), Perazhagan (2004) and 5 times for Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Comedian as Unnaruge Naan Irundhal (1999), Run (2002) Parthiban Kanavu (2003), Anniyan (2005) and Sivaji (2007). He has acted more than 220 films.

Revathi Indian film director

Asha Kelunni, known by her stage name Revathi, is an Indian film actress and film director, known for her works predominantly in Tamil and Malayalam cinema. She has won several accolades, including the National Film Awards in three different categories, and Filmfare Awards South. Revathi is a trained Bharatanatyam dancer, having studied since the age of seven and performed her arangetram in Chennai in 1979.


Soundtrack was composed by Abhishek Ray. [1]

Shalini Singh, popularly called as Pop Shalini, is a singer from Tamil Nadu, India. She released an album 'Shalini' when she was only 13. She has sung over 5000 songs in various Indian languages for Indian films and albums. She has sung for the likes of A.R.Rahman, Harris Jayaraj, Illayaraja, Yuvan Shankar Raja, Vidhyasagar and many others.

Sunidhi Chauhan Indian singer

Sunidhi Chauhan is an Indian playback singer. Born in Delhi, she began performing in local gatherings at the age of 4 and made her career debut at the age of 12, with the film Shastra (1996). During the year, she won the first singing reality show titled Meri Awaz Suno and rose to prominence after recording "Ruki Ruki Si Zindagi" from Mast (1999). It won her Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent and was nominated for the Best Female Playback Singer.

Shreya Ghoshal Indian playback singer

Shreya Ghoshal is an Indian playback singer. She has received four National Film Awards, six Filmfare Awards including five for Best Female Playback Singer, nine Filmfare Awards South, Four Kerala State Film Awards and two Tamil Nadu State Film Awards. She has recorded songs for film music and albums in various Indian languages and has established herself as a leading playback singer of Indian cinema.

Critical reception

Rediff wrote "All in all, a supposedly suspense-filled love story that is anything but." [2] Behindwoods wrote "Overall, director Adhiyaman’s Thoondil begins promisingly but then turns unsatisfying as it fritters out." [3] B. Balaji wrote "A Fatal Attraction-wannabe, the film portrays a married man's troubles from a vengeful ex-girlfriend. The woman's plan is wicked in quite an inspired way but weak characters and a tame ending prevent the plan from being exploited to its full potential." [4] Sify wrote "The basic problem with the film is that the story is cliched, unimaginative and amateurish to say the least. The presentation is old fashioned and the dialogues are banal." [5]

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