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Cast: Prashanth, Pooja, Namitha, Karunas, Mahadevan, Vincent Asokan, Basant Ravi
Producer:Trichy P.S.Gopalji
Music:Srikanth Deva
Date Of Release: Dec 28th, 2006

Sivashanmugam makes his directorial debut through 'Thagapansamy'. Directors who make their debut always attempt to prove themselves in their very first movie itself so as to stay in the hearts of the audience, and the director of this movie too has tried out something new. He has dished out the movie which dwells on a youth's passion for his native village and his heroics in saving the people caught in an alien land. Also he has opted for a good star cast. All the characters fit the bill.

The film begins with Kadhirvel (Prashanth), a do-gooder going all out to get water for his village. As monsoon repeatedly fails, the village reels under drought and Prashanth runs from one office to another for getting permission to get a well dug in the village. He manages to bring Shanmugham (Mahadevan), a water-divining expert to dig a well in the village. Shanmugham along with his wife and daughter Marikozhundhu (Pooja) come to the village. Unfortunately a freak mishap kills Shanmugham.

All the villagers led by Prashanth decide to leave the village with a heavy heart to take up employment in a farm house in Rajasthan to eke out their livelihood. Upon reaching the place they come to know that they have been taken as bonded labourers and there is no way out but to work there tirelessly for the next three years. Vincent Asokan is the greedy landlord in the farm house and the people are tortured in the farm house both mentally and physically. (Swapna)Namitha has played the role of the landlord's sister - a silver lining in the cloud. She gets fascinated by Kadhirvel's heroics because she has a soft corner for him as he works hard for his people. The rest is how Kadhirvel fights for his men and helps them reach their village back without any danger and eventually marry Marikozhundhu.

Prashanth has got a film in which he can make his presence felt. He has enough scope to prove his acting skills. Prashanth excels as an angry young-man fighting for his land. In the movie Pooja holds a different role as a rural belle she appears in half-saree all through. Namitha, on the other hand, appears in just a couple of scenes. Srikanth Deva's music is okay. It takes a cliched path towards the second half with Vincent Asokan playing a regular Tamil villain.On the whole, the film is different and surely is worth watching.

Verdict: Good