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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 2008 and was opened to poor reviews.



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.



The film was shot extensively in London. Sandhya and Shaam were cast as the mother and her husband respectively while Divya was cast in a pivotal role. Vivek was signed to play a comical role. Abhishek Ray who composed the songs for teh Hindi film Tumse Milkar composed the songs for this film. The film was scheduled to release on Diwali. [2] The director, Adhiyaman who had remade hisTamil films Thotta Chinungi and Priyasakhi in Hindi , announced that he was goinng to remake Thoondil in Hindi with Vivek Oberoi and Bipasha Basu. [3]


Soundtrack was composed by Abhishek Ray. [4]

Critical reception

Rediff wrote "All in all, a supposedly suspense-filled love story that is anything but." [5] Behindwoods wrote "Overall, director Adhiyaman’s Thoondil begins promisingly but then turns unsatisfying as it fritters out." [6] 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." [7] 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." [8]

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