Thenali | TamilLast Updated : 15-07-2010Category : Movies > TamilYear : 2000
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Thenali – Behind The Story
- Thenali is a Tamil film which released on November 7, 2000 and was directed by K. S. Ravikumar.
- The film was inspired by the Hollywood movie What About Bob?. In turn, the song "Swasame" later appeared in the end credits to the 2008 Hollywood film, The Accidental Husband.
- The film grossed $4 million at the box office.
- Mohanlal was originally planned to do the role, eventually done by Jayaram.
- Similarly Simran Bagga was originally planned to take up the role, eventually done by Jyothika Saravanan, as the former was too busy in the industry.
- Inspired by the success of Thenali, Kamal Hassan followed up on other laughter-riots Pammal K. Sambandam and Panchathanthiram and Vasool Raja MBBS.
- The soundtrack of the film was composed by A.R.Rahman.
- All of the songs became chartbusters, particularily the song Swasamae.
Thenali – Cast and Crew
- Directed by K.S. Ravikumar
- Produced by Sivaraj, Venkatraj
- Written by Crazy Mohan
- Music by A.R. Rahman
- Release date(s) November 7, 2000