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  • 12 Apr 2002
  • 2h 42m
  • Action, Drama
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Thamizhan is an action drama film directed by debutant Majith and produced by G. Venkateswaran. The film stars Vijay and Priyanka Chopra as the lead. Chopra made her debut in cinema through this film. Revathi, Nassar, Ashish Vidyarthi, and Vivek also play pivotal roles in the film, while the film's score and soundtrack were composed by D. Imman.

The story involves solving several corruption cases by a lawyer named Surya in the process of fighting against a crime boss and finally making Indian law basics available as a free book to common people. The film was released on 12 April 2002. It received mixed reviews and became an average success at the box office





  • Status Released
  • Release date 12 Apr 2002
  • Running time 2h 42m
  • Genres Action, Drama


Surya is a happy-go-lucky guy and often gets involved in petty fights. He falls in love with Priya. His sister's lawyer husband Sakthivel advises him to work under senior lawyer Lakshminarayanan. He becomes an upright lawyer who values and tries to redress things the legally. Sakthivel is killed in the process of upholding justice by a corrupt bigwig GK.

He takes up a mission to make the layman understand his legal rights and learn the Indian law basics. So, Surya is seen as a hero by the Indian people. GK's dairy factory gets sealed by Surya for violating food safety norms. Surya's sister Jaya also meets a pitiful end at the hands of GK's goons, but Surya refuses to give up. GK's goons start a riot in a village and put the blame on Surya. Surya is arrested and beaten up by the corrupt cops, and retaliates in return. Surya is summoned at the court and fights up legally, suggesting several reforms in the judicial system of India. After Surya gets released, GK attempts to shoot him but gets thrashed by the people. Surya tells GK to reform before he gets punished. For his service, Surya is honoured by the President of India. Finally, it is shown that Surya's dream had come true.


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