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Country  India
Director  Rafi Mecartin
Language  Tamil
Thenkasi Pattanam movie scenes While Arjun and Jagapati Babu have reasonably well developed roles the women overall are given much less to do Meenakshi is the best of the female roles

Release date  21 June 2002

Similar  Thilakkam, Mayavi (2007 film), Pandippada

Thenkasi Pattanam is an Indian Tamil comedy film released in 2002. It is the remake of the Malayalam blockbuster Thenkasipattanam (2000).



Kannan and Dass are two famous rowdies in their village. Dass has a sister called Uma with whom Manikkampillai (shortened as 'Mapillai') is in love but she is not interested in him. Mapillai joins Kannan's and Dass' firm KD & Company as the manager, in an attempt to win the love of their sister. KD & Company once keeps as hostage a music troupe who comes to their village to perform. The main singer of that troupe, Sangeetha gets expelled from her home because of this and so Kannan and Dass gives her refuge upon insistence from Uma. Meenakshi is the childhood friend of Kannan with whose father, both Kannan and Dass has enmity.

Meenakshi and Kannan are in love. But due to some misunderstandings, Dass falls in love with Meenakshi and Sangeetha falls in love with Kannan. Now Mapillai takes the responsibility of sorting it out and linking Dass with Sangeetha. In the chaos and confusions that follows, he manages to be victorious and wins his lady love Uma too.


  • Sarath Kumar as Kannan
  • Napoleon as Dass
  • Vivek as Manikkampillai as Mapillai
  • Devayani as Sangeetha
  • Samyuktha Varma as Meenakshi
  • Aswathi as Uma, Kannan and Dass's sister
  • Biyon as Young Kannan
  • P. Vasu as Devaraj, Meenakshi's father
  • Charlie as S. K. Velu a servant
  • Radhika Sarathkumar as Doctor
  • Vinu Chakravarthy
  • Srividya
  • Pandu
  • Delhi Ganesh
  • Kovai Sarala
  • Besant Ravi
  • Thyagu
  • Dimple Rose
  • Soundtrack

    All the songs were composed by Suresh Peters.


    Sarath Kumar, Napoleon and Vivek play the lead roles in ‘Thenkasi Pattinam’ a remake of the successful Malayalam film by the same name. The female leads are played by Devayani, Samyukta Varma and Ashwathi from Malayalam films. Samyukta had played the role in its original version too, and the film had a record run of 250 days at the theatres. For Samyukta, it is her first Tamil film.

    The film produced by S.S.Durairaja for his banner ‘Mass Movie Makers’, is directed by Rafi - Mecartin, who had directed the original version too. P.Vasu, Vinu Chakravarthy, Thyagu, Vaiyapuri, Srividya, Kalpana and Kumari Muthu support the cast. The film’s cinematography is by P.Sukumar, editing by Harihara Puthran, sets designed by Boban, stunt choreography by Jaguar Thangam, and music is by Suresh Peters who had scored the music for the Malayalam version.

    Shooting was at locations in Palghat, Kuttralam, and at a village near Coimbatore. There were scenes taken of Sarath Kumar, Napoleon, Devayani, Samyuktha Varma and some dancers performing the ‘Poikkaal Kuthirai’ dance at a temple festival.


    Thenkasi Pattanam Wikipedia