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Country  India
Director  Thangar Bachan
Language  Tamil

Release date  August 24, 2005

Chidambarathil Oru Appasamy (English: Appasamy from Chidambaram) is a South Indian Tamil film released in 2005. Directed by Thangar Bachchan, and also starring Thangar Bachchan and Navya Nair. The film was a remake of Malayalam film Chinthavishtayaya Shyamala


Song nalla vazhvu movie chidambarathil oru appasamy 2005 ilaiyaraaja after 2k


Elangovan (Thankar Bachchan) is a school teacher in Chidambaram who is a jack of all trades but master of none. He spends time with friends boozing, gambling and trying out new business that always fails.

His wife is Thenmozhi (Navya Nair) and has two daughters. Elangovan’s father (Pyramid Natarajan) and his father-in-law (Sundararajan) try to make him responsible towards his family but our man refuses to take up anything serious in life. On advice of everyone, Elangovan goes to Sabarimala after taking Vrath but returns to continue as sanyasi without being least bothered about his duties towards family. Fearing his wife and relatives he decides to join a mutt but there also he is unable to sustain.

In the meantime Thenmozhi works hard to educate her children. She is mentally prepared to live without her husband when Elangovan returns and pleads with her as usual. But this time Thenmozhi is not willing to pardon him and she ignores him. What happens then forms the climax and message of the film.


  • Thangar Bachan as Elangovan
  • Navya Nair as Thenmozhi
  • R. Sundarrajan
  • Pyramid Natarajan
  • Jagan
  • Critical reception

    The film received mixed reviews from critics, most of the critics appreciated Navya Nair's performance. Sify wrote:"The goodness of COA lies in the simple story, an outstanding performance by Navya Nair and soulful music of Ilayaraja. The film with its cute message seeped in real life situations will keep you engrossed". Indiaglitz wrote:"On the whole Chidambarathil Oru Appasamy is a movie for women folk with a strong message". Behindwoods wrote:"Altogether, the movie is made to target the minds of women without much of commercialism". Balaji of Thiraipadam wrote:"Chidambarathil Oru Appasamy is loud, drawn-out, irritating and eventually pointless".


    The film soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraja. The lyrics for the songs were written by Vaali, Gangai Amaran, Muthulingam, Mu. Metha and Palanibharathi. Indiaglitz praied the songs saying that "Ilayaraja did a splendid work [..] Maestro has not lost his touch."

    The audio launch of Chidambarathil Oru Appasamy held in Chennai on 12 August 2005. The audio was released by director Bharathiraja and was received by Balu Mahendra. during the audio launch, Thangar lashed against actors for not accepting the lead role in the film.

  • Nalla Vaazhvu — Karthik, Manjari
  • Ayya Enna — Tippu, Manjari
  • Pudhusa Nenachikittu — Tippu, Ranjith
  • Ponna Porandha — Manjari
  • Anaithu Vidungal — Febi, Ranjith
  • Box office

  • The film grossed $1 million at the box office.
  • The film's satellite television rights were sold to Jaya TV and was telecast by 7th week while the film was still playing in screens.
  • This film was shot in the chidambaram suburban area.
  • This film is a remake of the award-winning Malayalam film Chinthavishtayaya Shyamala.
  • References

    Chidambarathil Oru Appasamy Wikipedia