Thoonga Nagaram

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Thoonga Nagaram
Thoonga Nagaram poster.jpg
Release poster
Directed by Gaurav Narayanan
Produced by Dhayanidhi Alagiri
Written by Gaurav Narayanan
Starring Vimal
Bharani
Nishanth
Gaurav Narayanan
Anjali
Narrated by Vadivelu
Music by Sundar C Babu
Cinematography Vijay Ulaganath
Edited by T. S. Suresh
Production
company
Release date
  • 4 February 2011 (2011-02-04)
Running time
143 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Thoonga Nagaram (transl.Sleepless city) 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. [1] 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. [2] [3]

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Plot

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.

Cast

Box office

The film was a commercial success grossing nearly $2million at the box office in 6 weeks. [4]

Soundtrack

Thoonga Nagaram
Soundtrack album to Thoonga Nagaramby
Released5 January 2011
Recorded2010
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length24:30
Language Tamil
Label Think Music
Producer Sundar C Babu
Sundar C Babu chronology
Aadu Puli
(2010)
Thoonga Nagaram
(2011)
Poraali
(2011)

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. [5]

No.TitleLyricsPerformer(s)Length
1."Vaigai Siricha Thoonganagaram"S GnanakaravelPalghat Sriram04:19
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)InstrumentalSundar C. Babu00:55
7."Theme of Thoonganagaram" (Theme Music 2)InstrumentalSundar C. Babu01:22

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