|Thoongathey Thambi Thoongathey|
|Directed by||S. P. Muthuraman|
|Produced by|| M. Saravanan |
|Written by||Panchu Arunachalam|
|Edited by||R. Vittal|
|4 November 1983|
|Box office||₹5 crore (Tamil Nadu)|
Thoongathey Thambi Thoongathey (transl. Don't Sleep Brother, Don't Sleep) is a 1983 Tamil-language Indian action film directed by S. P. Muthuraman, starring Kamal Haasan in double role, supported by Radha and Sulakshana. It was a blockbuster and completed a 263-day run at the box office. The film was dubbed into Telugu as Jalsa Rayudu and Malayalam as Vasantholsavam .
Tamil is a Dravidian language predominantly spoken by the Tamil people of India and Sri Lanka, and by the Tamil diaspora, Sri Lankan Moors, Chindians, and Douglas. Tamil is an official language in three countries: India, Sri Lanka and Singapore. In India, it is the official language of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and the Union Territory of Puducherry. Furthermore, Tamil is used as one of the languages of education in Malaysia, along with English, Malay and Mandarin. Tamil is spoken by significant minorities in the four other South Indian states of Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and the Union Territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is one of the 22 scheduled languages of India.
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The film had Kamal Haasan playing dual roles; An unemployed degree holder (Gopi) from a middle class society and a rich graduate (Vinod) from high society returning from abroad after his father's death. In order to claim the property of Vinod, the estate manager (Vinuchakravarthy) with his mob guys assaults him and make him a drug addict by repeated injections administered by a fake doctor (Janagaraj). Radha's father (Danaal Thangavelu) a family friend of the Vinod's father, together with Radha (lover of Gopi) come to the estate on an excursion. Due to her curiosity, she sees Vinod and finds out that he is in a dangerous state of health due to the drug addiction. Radha later learns that Gopi and Vinod are twins separated at birth. With the help of the house's servant (Srinivasan), Radha replaces Vinod with Gopi and sends him to his mother's house to save him. Gopi takes it upon himself to save the estate and properties from the hands of Vinuchakravarthy and Senthamarai.
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|Thoongathey Thambi Thoongathey|
| Soundtrack album by |
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja and lyrics for all songs were written by Vaali.The song "Naanaga Naanillai" was well received and it based on Chandrakauns raga which resembles Hindolam. The highlight of the album was the disco song Vaanam Keezhe....
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|1.||"Thoongaathe Thambi..."||Vaali||S. P. Balasubramanyam|
|2.||"Vaanam Keezhe..."||Vaali||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam|
|3.||"Ada Rama Nee Nammakitta..."||Vaali||S. Janaki|
|4.||"Summa Nikkathinga..."||Vaali||S. P. Balasubramanyam, S. Janaki|
|5.||"Naanaga Naanille..."||Vaali||S. P. Balasubramanyam|
|7.||"Varudhu Varudhu..."||Vaali||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki|
|Malayalam Track list|
|1.||"Urangaathe Chumma Urangathe..."||Poovachal Khader||P. Jayachandran|
|2.||"Vaanam Thazhe Vannal..."||Poovachal Khader||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam|
|3.||"Hey Kema Ee Nammalodu..."||Poovachal Khader||S. Janaki|
|4.||"Chumma Ninneedale..."||Poovachal Khader||P. Jayachandran, S. Janaki|
|5.||"Njaanayee Njaanilla Dhanye..."||Poovachal Khader||P. Jayachandran|
|6.||"Varunnu Varunne ini..."||Poovachal Khader||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki|
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