Thotti Jaya

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Thotti Jaya
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Directed by V. Z. Durai
Written by Balakumaran (Dialogue)
Screenplay byV. Z. Durai
Story byV. Z. Durai
Produced by Kalaipuli Dhanu
Starring Silambarasan
Gopika
Pradeep Rawat
Cinematography R. D. Rajasekhar
Edited by Anthony
Music by Harris Jayaraj
Production
company
Distributed by Kalaipuli Film Internationals
Release date
  • September 9, 2005 (2005-09-09)(India)
Running time
157 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Thotti Jaya is a 2005 Indian Tamil-language gangster drama film written and directed by Durai and produced by Kalaipuli Dhanu. The film stars Silambarasan and Gopika, while Pradeep Rawat (in her Tamil debut) essays a supporting role. The soundtrack was composed by Harris Jayaraj with cinematography by R. D. Rajasekhar and Anthony.

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The film released on 9 September 2005 and received positive response from both audience and critics and was a success at the box office. [1] [2] [3]

Synopsis

Jayachandran is an orphan working in a hotel as a helper. It is assumed he gets his title name "Thotti Jaya", as he is found in a garbage bin as an infant. One day he beats and fends off a man who gets into a squabble with the hotel owner. The following night, the hotel owner rewards him with cash and dreads him the next morning. He realizes people only respect the people they fear, so he walks out from the hotel and reaches Chennai. He is spotted by Seena Thana and is hired as a henchman. In an incident, Thotti Jaya gets entangled in a political and police trap. To escape from the police, he slips to Calcutta and goes into hiding. Meanwhile, Brinda, a college girl from Kanyakumari, comes to Calcutta on a tour along with her friends. Pimps operating in the red light area of Calcutta take her away. Thotti Jaya accidentally meets Brinda when she tries to escape from the gang. He helps Brinda escape from the gang and takes her safely to Kanyakumari. On her way back home by train, Brinda starts admiring Thotti Jaya's niceties and gradually falls in love with him. When she expresses her desire, Thotti Jaya reciprocates her love, and both decide to enter into wedlock, but little does he know that Brinda is actually Seena Thana's daughter. Thotti Jaya takes Brinda away from her house and earns Seena Thana's wrath. Angered by this, Seena Thana summons his rowdy gangs and plots to bump off Thotti Jaya. How Thotti Jaya accomplishes his hopes of marrying Brinda is told in the remaining part of the story.

Cast

Production

After completing Vijay starrer Sachein , Kalaipuli Thanu approved the plotline of narrated by V. Z. Durai. Durai wanted Jeevan to play the lead role and also conducted test shoots with him, but the director was not impressed with his performance, so he replaced him with Silambarasan. Thanu was initially reluctant to have him as the lead actor since Thanu had misunderstandings with his father T. Rajender during the time of Cooliekkaran ; he later made up his mind. Nayanthara was initially selected as the heroine, but she was replaced with Gopika. [4] Thotti Gaja was an early title for the film before Thotti Jaya was confirmed. [5] Silambarasan refused to dub for the film after shooting citing salary problems; the problem was resolved in Tamil Nadu Producers Council. [6]

Legacy

Vijay Chandar's film Sangathamizhan , having Vijay Sethupathi in the lead role, had a scene in which comedian Soori was shown to imitate the gangster look of black along with Thotti Jaya songs played. The film's 15-year anniversary broke several records on Twitter for a sequel of Silambarasan's films and was noted as one of the most anticipated and wanted sequels, sharing the record with Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa .

Soundtrack

There are six songs composed by Harris Jayaraj, who collaborated with Durai and Silambarasan for the second time. Lyrics are written by Na. Muthukumar, Thamarai, Kabilan. Yuvan Shankar Raja, who was first signed as the music director, [7] composed one song for the film, not included in the soundtrack and is credited in the title card. "Yaaridamum" was re-used from Harris's own song "Ye Chilipi" from Telugu film Gharshana , the remake of Kaakha Kaakha .

Thotti Jaya
Soundtrack album by
Released3 March 2005
Recorded2005
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length32:13
Language Tamil
Label Ayngaran Music
An Ak Audio
Producer Harris Jayaraj
Harris Jayaraj chronology
Arul
(2004)
Thotti Jaya
(2005)
Ullam Ketkumae
(2005)
Track-List [8]
No.TitleLyricsMusicSinger(s)Length
1."Thotta Poweru Da" Na. Muthukumar Harris Jayaraj Shankar Mahadevan 4:54
2."Acchu Vellam" Na. Muthukumar Harris Jayaraj Ranjith, Saindhavi, Shankar Mahadevan 5:10
3."Uyire En Uyire" Na. Muthukumar Harris Jayaraj Anuradha Sriram, Bombay Jayashri, Karthik 5:28
4."Yaaridamum" Thamarai Harris Jayaraj Harini, Ramesh Vinayagam 4:57
5."Yaari Singari" Kabilan Harris Jayaraj Ceylon Manohar, Karthik, Sriram Parthasarathy, Srilekha Parthasarathy 5:02
6."Theme" (Instrumental)  Harris Jayaraj  1:34
7."Indha Ooru" Na. Muthukumar, Karthik Netha Yuvan Shankar Raja Mathangi Jagdish 5:08
Total length:32:13
Jalakanta
Soundtrack album by
Released2006
Recorded2005
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length24:03
Language Telugu
Label Aditya Music
Producer Harris Jayaraj
Telugu Track-List [9]
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Pyari Singari" Vanamali Karthik , M. M. Srilekha, Sriram Parthasarathy5:03
2."Ee Calcutta"Siva GaneshRajya Lakshmi3:27
3."Adda Manadira"Vanamali Tippu 4:55
4."Ulike O Chilake"VanamaliKarthik , Bombay Jayashri5:27
5."Aggilanti Valape"VanamaliTippu, Saindhavi 5:11
Total length:24:03

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