Directed by K. Rajeshwar
Produced by Georgi George
Written by K. Rajeshwar
Music by Adithyan
Cinematography G. P. Krishna
Edited by B. Lenin
V. T. Vijayan
Megnam Productions
Release dates
  • 25 October 1996 (1996-10-25)
Running time
150 minutes
Country India
Language Tamil

Thuraimugam (English : Port) is a 1996 Tamil crime drama film directed by K. Rajeshwar. The film features C. Arunpandian and Shobana in the lead roles, with Livingston, Alex, Poornam Vishwanathan, Charle, Jai Ganesh and Kavitha playing supporting roles. The film, produced by Georgi George, had musical score by Adithyan and was released on 25 October 1996.[1][2][3][4]


Naamam (Jai Ganesh) was an union leader respected by the labourers, he lived with his wife Punniyalakshmi (Kavitha) and two children in abject poverty. He even went on hunger strike over salary dispute. The last day of the hunger strike, he was poisoned by his friend Ethiraj (Alex) and thus Ethiraj became the new union leader. Punniyalakshmi and her children suffered hunger, thus her baby girl died. Punniyalakshmi, with her child Johnny into her arms, jumped into the sea. They were later saved by labourers and admitted at the hospital. There, Johnny ran away from his mother.

Many years later, Johnny (C. Arunpandian) became a gangster in a port city. Johnny had met his mother but he still hated her and he preferred to maintain distance between them. The police Inspector Alexander Veeramuthu (Georgi George) waited for the right moment to arrest Johnny. Johnny was the friend of the transexual Gowri Kumar (Livingston) who was Ethiraj's son. One night, Gowri Kumar killed a prostitute. Johnny was then wrongly accused with Gowri Kumar for killing the prostitute. At the court, Gowri Kumar was sentenced to life imprisonment, whereas Johnny got seven year prison sentence.

Seven years later, Johnny is urged to take revenge on the public prosecutor Ramanujam (Poornam Vishwanathan). His first attempt to murder him fails. So he decides to spoil his daughter Rukkumani's (Shobana) life and he even stops her wedding. In the meantime, Johnny clashes with the smuggler Ethiraj. When Ethiraj's henchmen try to kill Johnny, his mother Punniyalakshmi intervenes and dies. Ethiraj then dies in a car accident. The fate leads Johnny to get married with Rukkumani. Rukkumani then changes him into a good person and Johnny starts to work as labourer in the port. All goes well until Gowri Kumar gets released from jail. What transpires next forms the rest of the story.



Soundtrack album by Adithyan
Released 1994
Recorded 1994
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 28:38
Producer Adithyan

The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Adithyan. The soundtrack, released in 1994, features 6 tracks with lyrics written by the film director K. Rajeshwar.[5][6][7]

Track Song Singer(s) Duration
1 'Chinna Chinna' K. S. Chithra 5:32
2 'Rukkumani Wrongapora' K. S. Chithra 4:37
3 'Soda Bottle ' Suresh Peters, Adithyan 5:46
4 'Yeanda Porandha' M. G. Sundar 4:21
5 'Amma Amma' Suryaraja 4:11
6 'Raja Rajavin' S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra 4:11


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