|Directed by||Gaurav Narayanan|
|Produced by||Dhayanidhi Alagiri|
|Written by||Gaurav Narayanan|
|Starring|| Vimal |
|Music by||Sundar C Babu|
|Edited by||T. S. Suresh|
|Budget||₹4 crore (US$580,000)|
|Box office||est.₹50 crore (US$7.2 million)|
Thoonga Nagaram (English: The city never sleeps) is a 2011 Indian Tamil-language action thriller film written and directed by debutant Gaurav Narayanan, starring himself along with Vimal, Bharani, Nishanth, and Anjali in the lead roles. The film, produced by Dhayanidhi Alagiri's Cloud Nine Movies, was shot entirely in Madurai, the city where the story takes place and which the title refers to. It was released on 4 February 2011 to relatively positive reviews and excellent box office collection.
Gaurav Narayanan is an Indian film maker who predominantly works in Tamil cinema. He made his debut with the movie Thoonga Nagaram.
Vimal is an Indian film actor, who appears in Tamil films. Following uncredited appearances and a cameo role in the critically acclaimed movie Kanchivaram, he played the lead role in Pandiraj's critically acclaimed Pasanga (2009). Subsequently, he played lead roles in several low-budget productions. He established himself as a successful upcoming actor with Kalavani (2010), after that he has claimed his name with these comedy movies Vaagai Sooda Vaa (2011), Kalakalappu (2012), Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga (2013), Desingu Raja (2013), Manjapai (2014) and Mannar Vagaiyara (2018).
Bharani is an Indian film actor who has appeared in Tamil language films. After making his debut in Balaji Sakthivel's college drama Kalloori (2007), he made a breakthrough with his role as an eccentric Madurai-based youngster in Samuthirakani's buddy film Naadodigal (2009). He has since appeared in leading and supporting roles in films including Thoonga Nagaram (2011) and Netru Indru (2014).
Kannan (Vimal), Ayyavu (Bharani), Rajamani (Gaurav Narayanan), and Mariappan (Nishanth) are four friends who live their lives in their own way in Madurai. They are callous youths who go hammer and tongs to make both ends meet. Kannan, a wedding videographer, comes across his cousin Radha (Anjali), who is a compere in a local cable TV channel, and love blossoms between them. However, one event changes the course of their life. Kannan bashes a youth for taking obscene video clippings of a girl and blackmailing her with ulterior motive. The youth’s father (Kamala theatre owner Raju) finds out the men behind the attack on his son. He hatches a conspiracy and ensures that the friends themselves turn foes for each other. In the meantime, it is time for Kannan to tie the knot with Radha. Did the baddie succeed in his mission is the crux of the story.
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The film was a commercial success grossing nearly $2million at the box office in 6 weeks,as per charts published by behindwoods.com.
|Soundtrack album to Thoonga Nagaramby|
|Released||5 January 2011|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Producer||Sundar C Babu|
|Sundar C Babu chronology|
The soundtrack consists of seven tracks including one remix number from Penn tuned by Sundar C. Babu. It was released by Think Music and the audio launch took place on 5 January 2011 at Sathyam Cinemas. Directors Sasikumar, KV Anand, Samuthirakani, Gautham Menon, Lingusamy, Ameer, KS Ravikumar, producer Dhayanidhi Alagiri were the chief guests. The soundtrack received positive reviews.
Penn is a 1954 Tamil-language romantic comedy film written by Ra. Venkatachalam and directed by M. V. Raman. It stars Vyjayanthimala, Gemini Ganesan, S. Balachander and Anjali Devi in the lead while Chittor V. Nagaiah, V. K. Ramasamy, K. N. Kamlam, K.R. Chellam and K. Sankarapani as the ensemble cast, was produce by A. V. Chettiar of AVM Productions. The score is composed by R. Sudharsanam with the lyrics by Papanasam Sivan and Udumalai Narayana Kavi, Ku. Sa. Krishnamurthy, K. P. Kamakshi and V. Seetharaman. Editing was done by K. Shankar and M. V. Raman while the camera was handled by T. Muthu Sami.
|1.||"Vaigai Siricha Thoonganagaram"||S Gnanakaravel||Palghat Sriram||04:19|
|2.||"Koorana Paarvaigal"||Thamarai||Hariharan, Chinmayi||04:45|
|3.||"Kalyanam Kalyanam"||Narayana Kavi||Chandrababu, Karthik||04:18|
|4.||"Ettu Kangalukkum"||S Gnanakaravel||Madhu Balakrishnan||04:38|
|5.||"Nee Siricha Kondattam"||S Annamalai||Shankar Mahadevan||04:33|
|6.||"Rhythm of Thoonganagaram" (Theme Music 1)||Instrumental||Sundar C. Babu||00:55|
|7.||"Theme of Thoonganagaram" (Theme Music 2)||Instrumental||Sundar C. Babu||01:22|
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