Thai Poranthachu: A Comedy-Drama Film Starring Prabhu, Karthik and Kausalya
Thai Poranthachu is a 2000 Tamil comedy-drama film directed by Kalaimani Rk and starring Prabhu, Karthik and Kausalya in the lead roles. The film revolves around the love triangle between Kausalya, who comes to Chennai in search of her lover Karthik, Prabhu, who rents a place to her and pretends to be her husband to protect her from a local don Ponnambalam, and Karthik, who is a detective hired by Kausalya's family to find her. The film also features Madhan Bob, Vijay Krishnaraj, Ponnambalam and Vivek in supporting roles.
The film was released on February 19, 2000 and received mixed reviews from critics and audiences. The film was praised for its comedy scenes and performances of Prabhu and Karthik, but criticized for its weak plot and melodramatic climax. The film was a moderate success at the box office, earning â500,000 (estimated) on a budget of â500,000 (estimated).
The film is available for online streaming on YouTube[^1^] [^3^] and other platforms. However, downloading the film from unauthorized sources may be illegal and unethical. The film is rated 6.3/10 on IMDb based on 9 user ratings[^2^]. The film has a running time of 2 hours and 21 minutes.
If you are looking for a light-hearted comedy-drama film with some romance and family drama, you may enjoy watching Thai Poranthachu. The film has some catchy songs composed by Deva and sung by S.P. Balasubrahmanyam, Hariharan, Sujatha Mohan and others. The film also has some funny dialogues and scenes featuring Vivek, Madhan Bob and Ponnambalam. The film showcases the contrast between the rural and urban lifestyles and cultures of Tamil Nadu.
The film has received mixed reviews from critics and moviegoers. Some of the positive aspects of the film are the comedy scenes involving Vivek, Madhan Bob and Ponnambalam, the chemistry between Prabhu and Kausalya, and the songs composed by Deva. Some of the negative aspects of the film are the weak plot, the melodramatic climax, and the guest appearance of Karthik, which seemed unnecessary and forced.
One of the user reviews on IMDb[^2^] praised Prabhu's performance as \"the misunderstood country bumpkin\" who shows \"the hurt, the love, the emotional confusion\" upon encountering Kausalya at every step. The reviewer also appreciated Kausalya's glamour and Karthik's role as \"the happy go lucky, city bred, nonchalant lover and the final sacrificer\". The reviewer concluded that the film was \"over all a nice movie\".
However, a review on Sify.com[^1^] criticized the film for its lack of originality and logic. The reviewer wrote that the film was \"a rehash of old Tamil films\" and that \"the story is so predictable that you can guess what is going to happen next\". The reviewer also pointed out some of the flaws in the screenplay, such as Prabhu's fake death and Karthik's sudden sacrifice. The reviewer summed up the film as \"a damp squib\".
A review on Tamil Star[^3^] also gave a negative verdict on the film. The reviewer stated that the film was \"a disappointment\" and that \"the story is old-fashioned and boring\". The reviewer also complained that \"the comedy scenes are not funny\" and that \"the climax is too sentimental\". The reviewer advised the viewers to \"avoid this film\". aa16f39245