|Directed by||V. Z. Durai|
|Written by||Balakumaran (Dialogue)|
|Screenplay by||V. Z. Durai|
|Story by||V. Z. Durai|
|Produced by||Kalaipuli Dhanu|
|Starring|| Silambarasan |
|Cinematography||R. D. Rajasekhar|
|Music by|| Harris Jayaraj |
Yuvan Shankar Raja
|Distributed by||Kalaipuli Film Internationals|
Thotti Jaya is a 2005 Indian Tamil-language gangster thriller film written and directed by Durai and produced by Kalaipuli Dhanu. The film features Silambarasan and Gopika in lead roles, while Pradeep Rawat essays a supporting role. The soundtrack was composed by Harris Jayaraj with cinematography by R. D. Rajasekhar and Anthony. The film released on 9 September 2005.
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 the 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 the police, he 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 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.
After finishing 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.Thotti Gaja was an early title for the film before Thotti Jaya was confirmed. Silambarasan refused to dub for the film after shooting citing salary problems; the problem was resolved in Tamil Nadu Producers Council.
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 .
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,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 .
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||3 March 2005|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
An Ak Audio
| Harris Jayaraj |
|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"||Thamarai||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|
|Soundtrack album by|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|1.||"Pyari Singari"||Vanamali||Karthik , M. M. Srilekha, Sriram Parthasarathy||5:03|
|2.||"Ee Calcutta"||Siva Ganesh||Rajya Lakshmi||3:27|
|4.||"Ulike O Chilake"||Vanamali||Karthik , Bombay Jayashri||5:27|
|5.||"Aggilanti Valape"||Vanamali||Tippu, Saindhavi||5:11|
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