Thoothukudi (film)

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Directed by Sanjay Ram
Written bySanjay Ram
Produced bySunitha Hari
Cinematography M. Jeevan
Edited by P. Sai Suresh
Music by Pravin Mani
Release date
  • 14 July 2006 (2006-07-14)

Thoothukudi is a 2006 Indian Tamil-language gangster film set in the Thoothukudi district of Tamil Nadu directed by Sanjay Ram. The film starred Harikumar, a prominent dance choreographer in Tamil films, in the lead role alongside Karthika and Rahman.




The film marked the acting debut of dance choreographer Harikumar and actress Karthika in leading roles. [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] Karthika was cast in the film after the makers had spotted her in a commercial. [8] The relative success of the film prompted Karthika to be labelled as 'Thootukudi' Karthika or 'Karuvappaiya' Karthika by the media. [9] [10] Harikumar and Karthika worked together again in Madurai Sambavam (2009). [11]


Pravin Mani composed the songs and scored the background music. [12] The song "Karuvappaiya" from the song garnered popularity prior to release, with actress Karthika's display in the song noted. [13] [14] [15] Following the album, Pravin and Harikumar came together again for their next venture, Thirutham. [16]

Track list [17]
1."Sollamal" Haricharan  
2."Yethipodu" Manicka Vinayagam, Malathy Lakshman  
3."Ka Viduvom" Pushpavanam Kuppusamy  
4."Karuvappaiya" K. S. Chithra, Tippu  
5."Kozhukkatta" Sujatha Mohan, Karthik  
6."Pulam Pulam" Srinivas  


Sify gave the film a negative review and wrote that "On the whole, the script is wafer thin, there is no logic and is too dark and morbid". [18] [19] Malini Mannath of Chennai Online noted that "Though it's a predictable storyline, the director has attempted to bring in slight variations and the film does have its interesting moments and elements". [1] The film performed well at the box office, with director Sanjay Ram receiving more offers to work on films. [20] [21]

The film's positive response prompted director Sanjay Ram to work on a sequel titled Kiliyanthattu Thoothukudi 2 during 2013. [22] [23]

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