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Language  Tamil
Director  A.R.Gandhi Krishna
Country  India
Ananda Thandavam (film) movie poster
Writer  A.R.Gandhi Krishna, Sujatha Rangarajan
Release date  10 April 2009 (2009-04-10)

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Ananda Thandavam (English: Happy Dance) is a 2009 Tamil-language film adaptation of the Sujatha Rangarajan serialized novel Pirivom Santhippom, directed by A.R. Gandhi Krishna and produced by Oscar V. Ravichandran of Aascar Films. This is one of the love stories by the late author Sujatha.The characters Raghu (Siddharth Venugopal) & Madhumitha (Tamanna Bhatia): their love story captured so many hearts that writer Sujatha, who had initially finished the first novel, started the second part due to high demand from readers. The film was released on 10 April 2009.The film was failed at the box office collection.


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The film deals with the life of Raghu (Siddharth Venugopal), whose mother died in childbirth. He grows up with plenty of affection from his father (Kitty) and grows into a quiet, sensible and a bit of a serious person. He is frustrated because he is unemployed, when he meets Madhumitha (Tamannaah); a native character, she plays childish pranks and brings energy into his life.

Her parents also bring joy in Raghu's life as they accept who Raghu is, and eventually, Raghu finds employment. Everything seems to go well when trouble comes in the form of Radha Krishnan (Rishi). He is a spoilt NRI boy, and worst of all, Madhu, being immature herself, agrees with her parents opinion and marries Radha. They both leave for the US, while Raghu, heartbroken, attempts to commit suicide. He escapes it narrowly and with further encouragement from his father and friends, leaves for US to study.

He meets Ratna (Rukmini Vijayakumar), and love slowly begins to blossom between them. One time, Raghu faces his ex-lover Madhu, in which they rekindled their friendship.He discovers that her husband is a traitor to her, and that she is unaware of it. He resolves to tell her the truth, but Madhu is blinded against Radha's faults because of respect for him. She accuses him of still having feelings for her, insulting him, causing another argument between them. As time progresses, Madhu discovers that her husband has been cheating on her, which had let her to be on constantabuse by him, leading her to live life with misery.

One day, she escapes from Radha and goes to meet Raghu. Unfortunately for her, Raghu gets engaged to Ratna the very same day, and unable to bear any more sadness, ends up cutting her veins and begging Raghu to take her back. Ratna intervenes and Madhu asks for Raghu, Ratna is disgusted and complains to her family. They come and take Raghu away, leaving Madhu devastated, drunk, and bleeding through her veins. Madhu then kills herself through careless driving.

At the airport, everyone is gathered, and Madhu's parents are collecting the coffin with Madhu's body. Radha tries to lie to Madhu's parents that he was perfect to her in every way and cannot understand why this happened. In the meantime, Raghu arrives, who had also come to see Madhu's body, gets enraged and charges at him with a revolver, but finds out that it is locked. He is later soothed by Ratna.


  • Siddharth Venugopal as Raghu
  • Tamannaah as Madhumitha
  • Rukmini Vijayakumar as Ratna
  • Rishi as Radhakrishnan
  • Ammu
  • Amirtha
  • Charlie
  • Venki
  • Bala Singh
  • Kalairani
  • Madan Bob
  • Kitty as Raghu's father
  • Five Star Krishna
  • Tirlok Malik as Hindu priest
  • Rama Natarajan as Mohanram
  • Ann Marie Seall as Jennifer
  • Aditi Sriram
  • Sanchaya Satish
  • Sanjana Satish
  • Srinath
  • kailash kumar.s
  • Soundtrack

    The songs were composed by G. V. Prakash.

    Critical reception says that the actor "can do little to save the film". felt that Siddharth's performance was one of the weaker aspects of the film noting "though he does his best when he's romancing his beloved, and there are sparks during emotional scenes, he seems to miss his cue a few times, making you wonder if someone with acting chops might not have done a better job."


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