Chithiram Pesuthadi (English: The Picture Speaks, Dear) is a 2006 Indian Tamil romantic drama thriller film written and directed by Mysskin. The film stars Narain and Bhavana, both making their debuts in Tamil cinema. The film’s score and soundtrack are composed by Sundar C Babu. Produced by Dreambridge Productions on a budget of 1.20 crores, the film faced publicity issues but later released in Chennai and the rest of Tamil Nadu. The movie became a massive hit of that year. Bhavana’s performance as Charu received critical acclaim and earned her the Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil.
Thiru (Narain) works as a henchman with Annachi (Dhandapani). Annachi adores him and sees in him his own bravery and extraordinary fighting abilities.
One day, Thiru stumbles upon Charu (Bhavana), a local NGO who fights injustice. A quarrel ensues between them. They soon realize that it was a meeting of heart and soon start to admire each other. Charu works towards transforming Thiru from an emotionless henchman to a lovable, kindhearted guy. As a result, he and some of his gang members abandon their incorrigible life of gun culture and take up sales at the roadside, hoping to lead a socially respectable life.
Charu sees a changed personality in Thiru and decides to marry him with her father’s (Raviprakash) consent. But her hopes shatter after seeing Thiru clumped away in a police van from a brothel. She gives up her plans to become Thiru’s life partner. Notwithstanding the failure, Charu’s father commits suicide. Charu blames Thiru for ruining her life and her father’s death. Thiru goes back to Annachi. Charu decides to wed her own relative. Meanwhile, Annachi’s son falls in love with Charu and wants to marry her. Annachi deputes Thiru to bring Charu.
Thiru devices his own plans in an attempt to thwart Annachi’s nefarious plans and save Charu. How Thiru saves Charu from Annachi and ultimately reunites with her forms the remaining part of the story.
Directed by Mysskin
Produced by S. N. Ezilan, Lv Srikanth Lakshman & V. Vijayan
Written by Mysskin
Starring Narain, Bhavana, Dhandapani, ‘Gana’ Ulaganathan
Music by Sundar C Babu
Cinematography Mahesh Muthuswamy
Edited by M. Kasi Viswanathan
Production Dreambridge Productions
Distributed by Aascar Ravichandran
Release date 10 February 2006
Running time 148 mins