Thotti Jaya

Last updated

Thotti Jaya
Thotti Jaya DVD Cover.jpg
DVD Cover
Directed by V. Z. Durai
Produced by Kalaipuli Dhanu
Written by Balakumaran (Dialogue)
Screenplay byV. Z. Durai
Story byV. Z. Durai
Starring Silambarasan
Pradeep Rawat
Music by Harris Jayaraj
Yuvan Shankar Raja
(1 Song)
Cinematography R. D. Rajasekhar
Edited by Anthony
Distributed by Kalaipuli Film Internationals
Release date
  • 9 September 2005 (2005-09-09)
Running time
162 minutes

Thotti Jaya is a 2005 Indian Tamil gangster thriller film written and directed by Durai. The film features Silambarasan and Gopika in lead roles. The soundtrack was composed by Harris Jayaraj.



Jayachandran (Simbu) 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 people they fear. So he walks out from the hotel and reaches Chennai. He is spotted by Seena Thana (Pradeep Rawat) and is hired as a henchman. In an incident, Thotti Jaya gets entangled in a political and police trap. To escape from police, Thotti Jaya slips to Calcutta and goes into hiding. Meanwhile, Brinda (Gopika), 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 away Brinda. 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 away Brinda 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.



After finishing Sachein , Kalaipuli Thanu approved the plotline of narrated by V. Z. Durai. Durai wanted Jeevan to play lead role and also conducted test shoots with him but director was not impressed with his performance he replaced him with Simbhu. Thanu was initially reluctant to have him as lead actor since Thanu had misunderstandings with his father T. Rajender during the time of Coolikaaran, later he made up his mind. Nayanthara was initially selected as heroine but she was replaced with Gopika. [1] Simbhu refused to dub for the film after shooting citing salary problems, the problem was resolved in Tamil Nadu Producers Council. [2]


There are six songs composed by Harris Jayaraj collaborated with Durai and Silambarasan for first and only time. Lyrics written by Na. Muthukumar, Thamarai, Kabilan. Yuvan Shankar Raja, who was first signed as the music director, [3] 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 , remake of Kaakha Kaakha .

Thotti Jaya
Soundtrack album by
Released10 March 2005
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Language Tamil
Label Ayngaran Music
An Ak Audio
Producer Harris Jayaraj
Harris Jayaraj
Thotti Jaya
Ullam Ketkumae
Track-List [4]
1."Thotta Poweru Da" Thamarai Harris Jayaraj Shankar Mahadevan 4:54
2."Acchu Vellam" Na. Muthukumar Harris Jayaraj Ranjith, Saindhavi, Shankar Mahadevan 5:10
3."Uyire En Uyire"ThamaraiHarris Jayaraj Anuradha Sriram, Bombay Jayashri, Karthik 5:28
4."Yaaridamum"ThamaraiHarris 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
Soundtrack album by
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Language Telugu
Label Aditya Music
Producer Harris Jayaraj
Telugu Track-List [5]
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

Related Research Articles

Silambarasan Indian film actor

T. R. Silambarasan, also credited by his initials STR or nickname Simbu, is an Indian film actor, director, writer, composer, dancer, lyricist and playback singer in the Tamil film industry. He began his career by playing roles as a child artist in films directed by his father T. Rajendar, before his first lead role in Kadhal Azhivathillai (2002), under his father's direction and produced by his mother Usha.

Harris Jayaraj is an Indian film composer from Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He composes soundtracks predominantly for Tamil films, while also having composed for a few films in Telugu and two films in Hindi. He has won 6 Filmfare Awards South and since 2001, has received 18 Filmfare Awards South nominations. He has also won 6 Mirchi Music Awards, 5 Vijay Awards, 3 Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, 3 International Tamil Film Awards and Big FM Awards. He has been honoured with Kalaimamani Award from the Government of Tamil Nadu and Life Time Achievement Award from Konijeti Rosaiah, the Governor of Tamil Nadu.

<i>Kaakha Kaakha</i> 2003 film by Gautham Menon

Kaakha Kaakha is a 2003 Indian Tamil-language action thriller film written and directed by Gautham Menon. It stars Suriya and Jyothika in the lead roles, with Jeevan playing the main negative role. The film featured music composed by Harris Jayaraj and cinematography by R. D. Rajasekhar. The film released on 1 August 2003 to highly positive reviews and went on to become the first biggest blockbuster in Suriya's career, and was considered a comeback film for producer Kalaipuli S. Thanu. Owing to the success, the film has been remade in several languages.

Gautham Menon Indian film director and producer

Gautham Vasudev Menon, also known as GVM, is an Indian film director, screenwriter, producer and actor who predominantly works in Tamil cinema. He has also directed Telugu and Hindi films, which are remakes of his own Tamil films. Many of his films have been critically acclaimed, most notably his romantic films Minnale (2001), Vaaranam Aayiram (2008), Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa (2010) and his thrillers Kaakha Kaakha (2003) and Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu (2006). Vaaranam Aayiram won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil. Menon produces films through his Photon Kathaas film production company. His production Thanga Meengal (2013) won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil.

<i>Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu</i> (2006 film) 2006 film directed by Gautham Menon

Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu is a 2006 Tamil-language neo-noir action thriller film written and directed by Gautham Menon. The film stars Kamal Haasan, Jyothika, and Kamalinee Mukherjee in prominent roles, while Prakash Raj, Daniel Balaji, and Salim Baig played supporting roles. The music was composed by Harris Jayaraj with cinematography being handled by Ravi Varman and editing done by Anthony. The film is also one of the first Indian films to be made using Super 35.

<i>Gharshana</i> 2004 Telugu film directed by Gautam Menon

Gharshana is a 2004 Indian Telugu-language action thriller film produced by G.Sivaraju & C.Venkatraju on Geeta Chitra International banner, directed by Gautham Menon. It is the Telugu remake of the 2003 Tamil film Kaakha Kaakha. Venkatesh and Asin played the lead roles and music was composed by Harris Jayaraj. Venkatesh was highly praised for his performance and it marked a highlight in his career.

The Kalaimamani, is an award in Tamil Nadu state, India. These awards are given by the Tamil Nadu Iyal Isai Nataka Mandram for excellence in the field of art and literature.

<i>Silambattam</i> (film) 2008 film by Sakthi Saravanan

Silambattam is a 2008 Indian Tamil-language action comedy film written and directed by cinematographer-turned-director S. Saravanan, making his directorial debut. The film stars Silambarasan Rajendar in dual roles while Sneha, Sana Khan, Prabhu and Kishore also play lead roles. Nedumudi Venu, Santhanam and Ponvannan play supporting roles with Premji Amaren in a special appearance. Yuvan Shankar Raja composed the film's background score and soundtrack. The film released on 12 December 2008. It was later dubbed into Telugu and released as Maa Vaadu. Silambattam opened to mixed reviews but became a commercial superhit.

<i>Dum</i> (2003 Tamil film) 2003 film directed by A. Venkatesh

Dum is a 2003 Indian Tamil-language action-romantic comedy film directed by A. Venkatesh and written by Puri Jagannadh. The film stars Silambarasan and Rakshitha in the lead roles, while Ashish Vidyarthi and S. S. Rajendran play pivotal roles. The movie is a remake of 2002 Kannada film Appu.

Kovil is a 2004 Indian Tamil-language drama film written and directed by Hari and produced by A. M. Rathnam. It starred Silambarasan and Sonia Agarwal in the lead roles while Vadivelu, Rajkiran, and Nassar play supporting roles. The music was composed by Harris Jayaraj, with editing done by V. T. Vijayan and cinematography by Priyan. The film released on 14 January 2004 and was released to positive reviews from critics and audience. The film was a super hit. It was dubbed into Telugu as Rudrudu.

V. Z. Durai is a Tamil film director, who has worked in Tamil movie industry.

<i>Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa</i> 2010 film by Gautham Menon

Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa is a 2010 Indian Tamil-language romantic drama film directed and written by Gautham Menon, featuring Silambarasan and Trisha in the lead roles. The film, distributed by Udhayanidhi Stalin, features soundtrack composed by A. R. Rahman, cinematography by Manoj Paramahamsa and editing by Anthony Gonsalves. The story was simultaneously shot in Telugu as Ye Maaya Chesave, starring Naga Chaitanya and Samantha Ruth Prabhu, however, with a different cast and climax.

<i>Manmadhan</i> (film) 2004 film

Manmadhan is 2004 Indian Tamil-language romantic crime thriller film directed and written by A. J. Murugan with dialogues Balakumaran. Silambarasan played dual roles for the first time in his career while Jyothika, Sindhu Tolani, Santhanam, Atul Kulkarni, and Goundamani played supporting roles. The film's score and soundtrack are composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja. The film revolves around Manmadan (Silambarasan), who after the suicide of his beloved brother takes on a dark path and becomes a serial killer and rapist, allegedly to avenge his brother's death.

<i>Vaanam</i> 2011 film directed by Krish

Vaanam is a 2011 Indian Tamil-language action drama film written and directed by Krish. It is the Tamil remake of his own 2010 Telugu film Vedam. It features an ensemble cast of Silambarasan, Bharath, Anushka Shetty, Prakash Raj, Saranya, Sonia Agarwal, and Santhanam. The score and soundtrack were composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja, while cinematography and editing were handled by Nirav Shah and Anthony Gonsalves, respectively.

<i>Osthi</i> 2011 film by S. Dharani

Osthi is a 2011 Indian Tamil-language action comedy film directed by S. Dharani, starring Silambarasan. A remake of 2010 blockbuster Hindi film Dabangg, directed by Abhinav Singh Kashyap and written by Dileep Shukla, it featured Jithan Ramesh, Richa Gangopadhyay, Sonu Sood, reprising his role from the original, Nassar, and Revathi in supporting roles. The film released worldwide on 9 December 2011 and opened to generally mixed reviews from critics. The Telugu dubbed version was released as Thimmiri on 25 April 2015.

Silambarasan filmography Indian film actor filmography

Silambarasan is an Indian actor director, producer and singer, who works mainly in the Tamil film industry. He began his career playing minor roles as a child artist in films produced by his father T. Rajendar before his first lead role in Kadhal Azhivathillai (2002) also produced and directed by his father. His second film Dum (2003), a remake of the 2002 Kannada film Appu, fared well commercially. In the same year he appeared in Alai, a box office failure.

<i>Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada</i> 2016 film by Gautham Menon

Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada is a 2016 Indian Tamil-language romantic action thriller film written and directed by Gautham Menon. The film stars Silambarasan and Manjima Mohan in lead roles.. While Baba Sehgal plays the role of a corrupt cop. The film was initially titled as Sattendru Maarathu Vaanillai but was changed. The film tells the story of a youngster who embarks on a road trip with his lady-love as he meets with an accident which causes things to get out of control.

<i>Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan</i> 2017 film by Adhik Ravichandran

Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan also known as AAA or Triple A, is a 2017 Indian Tamil language action comedy film written and directed by Adhik Ravichandran and produced by S. Michael Rayappan. The film features Silambarasan in a triple role along with Shriya Saran and Tamannaah in the lead roles, this film marks Silambarasan’s first triple role film. Initially, the film intended to be released as a two-part film, titled as AAA-1D. The film has music composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja, with Krishnan Vasant and Ruben handling the cinematography and editing respectively.

<i>Vantha Rajavathaan Varuven</i> 2019 Indian Tamil-language film directed by Sundar C.

Vantha Rajavathaan Varuven is a 2019 Indian Tamil-language action comedy film directed by Sundar C and produced by Lyca Productions. The film stars Silambarasan, Catherine Tresa, and Megha Akash in the lead roles alongside Ramya Krishnan, Prabhu, Nassar, Mahat Raghavendra, and Yogi Babu, among others, in supporting roles. Hiphop Tamizha composes the film's music. This film is a remake of the Telugu film Attarintiki Daredi (2013) starring Pawan Kalyan and Samantha Akkineni. The title of the film is taken from a dialogue by Silambarasan in the film Chekka Chivantha Vaanam (2018).

<i>90ML</i> (2019 Tamil film) 2019 film directed by Anita Udeep

90ML is a 2019 Indian Tamil-language adult comedy film written and directed by Anita Udeep. The film stars Oviya in the lead role, while Anson Paul, Masoom Shankar, Monisha Ram, Shree Gopika, and Bommu Lakshmi play supporting roles. The film is produced by Udeep under Nviz Entertainment. The film's soundtrack was composed by Silambarasan with editing done by Anthony and cinematography by Aravind Krishna. The film released on 1 March 2019.


  3. "Simbu ready for his next". Retrieved 5 June 2011.
  4. "Harris Jeyaraj: Thotti Jaya - Music Streaming - Listen on Deezer". 7 February 2014. Retrieved 3 November 2018.
  5. "Jalakanta - All Songs - Download or Listen Free - Saavn" . Retrieved 3 November 2018.