Thani Oruvan (English: The Lone Man) is a 2015 Indian Tamil action movie directed by Mohan Raja and written by Subha. The film, produced by Kalpathi S. Aghoram, Kalpathi S. Ganesh and Kalpathi S. Suresh under the production company AGS Entertainment, stars Jayam Ravi, Arvind Swamy and Nayanthara in lead roles. The plot revolves around IPS Officer Mithran who wants to arrest Siddharth Abhimanyu, an affluential scientist who uses hidden illegal medical practices for profit.
The soundtrack was composed by Hiphop Tamizha. The cinematography and editing was handled by Ramji and Gopikrishna respectively. The film was released on 28 August 2015 to positive reviews from critics and became a blockbuster at box office.
The film opens with a scene of a low-level party cadre Sengalvarayan (Thambi Ramaiah) tying a flag to a street-lamp post. Suddenly his pregnant wife goes into labour, but he completely ignores it, as he is more dedicated to his leader and party than family. At the same time, the party’s deputy leader (Nassar) happens to visit the locality; upon hearing his party cadre’s ignorance to pregnant wife, the party leader lends his car and orders his driver to immediately take the pregnant lady to the hospital; she delivers a baby boy named Pazhani Sengalvarayan (Master Ray Paul) a.k.a Siddharth Abhimanyu (Arvind Swamy) before they get to the hospital. The at age of fifteen, Pazhani Sengalvarayan (Master Ray Paul) secures first rank in his 10th standard state exam and visits the party deputy-leader, now the chairman of the party and a member of the ruling coalition for his blessings with his father. While they are waiting in the party office for the leader to come in, they witness a murder of a rebel party candidate by their own revered leader due to caste-related comments by the rebel on him. When the leader asks Sengalvarayan to take the blame by saying that he killed the man due to rage about the rebel’s comments, Pazhani volunteers to take the blame and is willing to go to jail, citing the leniency of juvenile laws in exchange for an MLA seat for his father in the upcoming by-election. The deal is agreed and carried out.
Directed by M. Raja
Produced by Kalpathi S. Aghoram, Kalpathi S. Ganesh & Kalpathi S. Suresh
Written by M. Raja & Subha (screenplay & dialogue)
Story by M. Raja
Starring Jayam Ravi, Nayantara, Arvind Swamy
Music by Hiphop Tamizha
Edited by Gopikrishna
Production AGS Entertainment
Distributed by AGS Entertainment (India)
Atmus Entertainment (USA)
Release dates 28 August 2015
Running time 155 minutes