Thottal Poo Malarum (English: The flower will bloom, when touched) is a 2007 Tamil romance film written and directed by P. Vasu, starring his son Sakthi Vasu and Gowri Munjal, two newcomers, in lead roles. Rajkiran, Sukanya, Nassar, Vadivelu and Santhanam played supporting roles. The music was composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja. The film was released on 3 August 2007 and became an average grosser.
Ravi (Trigger Sakthi), a happy-go-lucky youngster, falls in instant love with Anjali (Gauri Munjal), his college mate. Anjali's mother Periya Nayagie (Sukanya), a rich and an arrogant entrepreneur, tries to play spoilsport in their romance. She arranges for her daughter's wedding with the son of her brother and a dreaded and kind-hearted gangster Varadharaja Vandaiyar (Raj Kiran) in Mumbai. Sakthi goes to Mumbai. He hides his true identity and manages to gain an entry into Vandiyar's family. Having won their confidence, Sakthi sets himself on a mission to marry Anjali.
Trigger Sakthi Vasu as Ravi Thyagarajan
Gowri Munjal as Anjali
Rajkiran as Varadharaja Vaandiyar
Sukanya as Periya Naayagi
Vadivelu as Kabaaleeswaran (Kabali Khan)
Nassar as Thyagarajan
Ennatha Kannaiya as Blind Cardriver
K. S. Ravikumar in a special appearance
Pooja Gandhi in a special appearance
Anand Kumar Murugan as Villain who will looe his hand
For the music of the film, P. Vasu teamed up with composer Yuvan Shankar Raja for the first time. The soundtrack was released on 23 June 2007 by Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan. It features 6 tracks. 'Kavignar' Vaali wrote the lyrics for all the songs, except for "Kadatharen Naan Unnai", whose lyrics were written by Snehan.
Indiaglitz described the album as "rocking" and a "delight for music-lovers". Particularly, the song "Arabu Naade" became immensely popular and became a chartbuster song.
TSV Hari of Rediff.com described the film as "very ordinary fare," adding that "Sakthi certainly deserved better." M Bharat Kumar of News Today called it a "mediocre offering" with "predictable sequences," noting that "the son seems to have delivered the goods well, while the father has failed as a director." However, IndiaGlitz described it as a "feel-good youthful entertainer" with an "intelligent screenplay and pacy narration" that is "sure to appease film-buffs."