Tamizhan (2002)

 ●  Tamil ● 2 hrs 42 mins

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Surya (Vijay) is a lawyer with right values, who tries to redress things the legal way. He falls in love with Priya (Chopra). His brother-in-law Shakthivel (Nassar), also an upright lawyer, is killed in the process of upholding justice. Surya's sister (Revathy) also meets a pitiful end at the hands of criminals. But Surya refuses to give up. His mission is to make the layman understand his legal rights and how he does so forms the crux of the story.

Cast: Priyanka Chopra, Vijay

Crew: A Majid (Director), NK Ekambaram (Director of Photography), D Imman (Music Director)

Rating: U/A (India)

Genres: Action, Romance

Release Dates: 14 Apr 2002 (India)

Tamil Name: தமிழன்

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Did you know? This movie marks the debut of Miss World 2000 Priyanka Chopra, as a lead actress. Read More
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as Priya
as Surya
as Senior Advocate
as Shakthivel
as Surya's Sister
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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Tamil
Spoken Languages:
English
Colour Info:
Color
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Music Label: Star Music
Music Director: D Imman
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Music Director: D Imman
Lyricist: Vairamuthu, Vaali
Playback Singer: Aravindaksha Menon, Mathangi
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Music Director: D Imman
Lyricist: Vairamuthu, Vaali
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Music Director: D Imman
Lyricist: Vaali, Vairamuthu
Playback Singer: Anuradha Sriram, D Imman
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Music Director: D Imman
Lyricist: Vairamuthu, Vaali
Playback Singer: Karthik
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Music Director: D Imman
Lyricist: Vairamuthu, Vaali
Trivia:
The patriotic nature of the film led to a postal stamp being released with Vijay's face on it.

Actress Priyanka Chopra sang a song in the film, with Vijay recommending her after he had heard her humming to a tune.

This movie marks the debut of music director Imman, who was only 17-year-old at the time. He had scored for serials earlier before being given this break, and has since become well established in the field.

Gouthami Tadimalla was initially selected to play Vijay's sister in the film, but was later replaced by Revathi.

A scene for the film featured the producer and lyricist Vairamuthu making guest appearances as themselves during a book launch event.

The patriotic nature of the film led to a postal stamp being released with Vijay's face on it.

The similarities of title and the same release date between 'Thamizhan' and the Prashanth-starrer 'Thamizh' created confusion, with the producers of both films unable to accommodate any changes.

In 2001, producer G. Venkateswaran signed on Thirupathisamy to direct Vijay in an action film titled 'Velan', which was to be a remake of the director's Telugu film 'Azad', However, before production began, Thirupathisamy died in an accident and Venkateswaren duly decided to give debutant Majid a chance to direct the movie.

It is being remade in Hindi in 2014 as 'Lawyer Surya Singh' and dubbed in Telugu as 'Dammunte Kasko'.

The film was released on Tamil New Year's Day in the year 2002 to mixed critical acclaim.

This movie marks the debut of Miss World 2000 Priyanka Chopra, as a lead actress.