Thirupathi (2006 Tamil film)

This article is about a Kollywood film. For Kannada film, see Thirupathi (2006 Kannada film).
Directed by Perarasu
Produced by M. Saravanan
M. S. Guhan
Written by Perarasu
Starring Ajith Kumar
Riyaz Khan
Arun Pandian
Music by Bharathwaj
Cinematography S. Saravanan
Edited by Anthony
Release dates
14 April 2006
Running time
158 minutes
Country India
Language Tamil

Thirupathi is a 2006 Tamil action film written and directed by Perarasu and produced by AVM Productions. The film features Ajith Kumar and Sadha in the lead roles, with Riyaz Khan and Arun Pandian appearing in other pivotal roles.


Thirupathi is a straightforward young man who leads a happy life with his parents and younger sister. He happens to meet Priya and both fall for each other. Thirupathi’s sister is pregnant and at the time of delivery, he takes her to a hospital. The doctor there expects bribe but when it is not forthcoming, neglects his duty because of which Thirupathi’s sister dies. Thirupathi comes to know that this is not the first instance in the hospital and the doctor is none other than Soori’s brother. When he goes out to get him, Soori and his father do all that they can to protect him from Thirupathi. How Thirupathi gets his revenge on the people responsible for his sister's death forms the rest of the movie.



During the making of Sivakasi, representatives from AVM Productions approached Perarasu to make a commercial film with Ajith Kumar in the lead role.[1] The director immediately accepted the offer and told the producer the story of the film during the meeting and the film was announced publicly two days later.[2] In August 2005, it became clear that the film would begin in November and that Riyaz Khan would play the lead antagonist role in the project.[3] Sadha was signed on to play the lead role after early reports suggested that either Nayantara, Renuka Menon or Gopika would play the lead female role.[4] The film was launched officially on 15 September 2005 with Vijay attending the opening ceremony.[5]

For the film, Ajith lost 18 kilograms in 55 days by being on a liquid diet and lost the weight he had sported on screen in his previous few films.[6] The art director erected the set of a village in Prasad Studios in December 2005 including a shopping place, a big temple and an 80 ft statue of Lord Shiva.[7] In early 2006, Asin was approached to appear in an item number in the film but refused, with Laila eventually taking the role.[8]


The satellite rights of the film were sold to Kalaignar.[9]

Critical reception

The film was critically panned, with critics claiming that the film drew too much resemblance to Perarasu's previous projects, Thirupaachi and Sivakasi.[10] However the entertainment portal,, gave the film three stars out of five claiming that is a "great entertainer with a good social message" praising the intentions of the director.[11]


Soundtrack album by Bharadwaj
Released 2006
Genre Film soundtrack
Label AVM Music
An Ak Audio
Producer Bharadwaj
No. Song Singers Length (min:sec)
1Aathadi AathadiKK and Mathangi5:01
2Thirupathi VanthaShankar Mahadevan4:46
3Keerai VedhaippomPushpavanam Kuppusamy5:13
4Yenaiye YenakuVijay Yesudas3:55
5Sollavum MudiyalaHarish Raghavendra and Swarnalatha5:20
6Pudhu Veedu Anuradha Sriram5:04


  1. AVM ropes in Ajith. The Hindu (6 August 2005). Retrieved on 31 October 2015.
  2. Warrier, Shobha (7 December 2005) Perarasu on Tirupathi. Retrieved on 31 October 2015.
  3. Ready and raring to go. (26 August 2005)
  4. Its Sada opposite Ajith – Tamil Movie News. (29 August 2005). Retrieved on 2015-10-31.
  5. Ajith-Vijay sensational meeting at 'Thirupati' pooja – with pics. (15 September 2005). Retrieved on 31 October 2015.
  6. A fitter Ajith makes waves in the industry. Behindwoods (20 August 2005). Retrieved on 2015-10-31.
  7. Tamil movies : Ajith’s thirupathi at Prasad studio. (3 December 2005). Retrieved on 2015-10-31.
  8. Tamil movies : Asin rejects Ajith. (3 January 2006). Retrieved on 2015-10-31.
  9. "Karunanidhi family owns New TV channel Kalaignar". The Economic Times. 14 June 2007. Retrieved 9 October 2015.
  10. Archived 31 May 2014 at the Wayback Machine.
  11. Tirupathi Review – Tamil Movie Tirupathi nowrunning review. (12 November 2005). Retrieved on 2015-10-31.
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