Thimiru Pudichavan (Eng: Egoistic man) is a 2018 Indian Tamil action film written and directed by Ganeshaa. The film stars Vijay Antony, Nivetha Pethuraj and Sai Dheena in the main lead roles. The film is produced by Fatima Vijay Antony under the production banner Vijay Antony Film Corporation and it began production in between February and March 2018. The film earlier scheduled to have its theatrical release on 6 November 2018 coinciding Diwali while scheduled to have its theatrical release clashing alongside Sarkar but was postponed to 16 November. First look poster of the film was released on 1 February 2018. It received positive reviews; while Vijay’s performance, concept and cinematography was praised, both the screenplay and sequences were criticised. The film was dubbed and released in Telugu as Roshagadu.
Inspector Murugavel (Vijay Antony), who is from a village in Tamil Nadu, lives his life for his brother, who is a school student. He finds that his brother is having a criminal nature following various incidents, which points out his brother as the culprit, and his brother also has friends of similar nature. Murugavel tries various ways to change the mindset of his brother but fails. One fine day, Murugavel’s brother runs away from home to live a better life, which he dreams of. Murugavel, at the same time, gets posted as a sub inspector in Chennai. While in Chennai, Murugavel comes to know that his brother is now a well known criminal who is involved in snatching as well as other crime cases. He comes to know that his brother and others who do such cases are under 18 years of age and they are controlled by a person named Meesa Padma (Sai Dheena), a local thug and gangster who uses children under 18 years of age for his antisocial activities. Murugavel is identified as a vegetable vendor by his brother, and Murugavel also shows interest to live with his brother. On the other hand, Murugavel’s brother tries to kill Murugavel by adding poison to the food bought for him, but Murugavel refuses to eat for three consecutive days. On the place where Murugavel has set his vegetable shop, he meets Madonna (Nivetha Pethuraj) a policewoman who comes to bribe local shopkeepers. At night, Murugavel’s brother plans the next operation of snatching at a spot near Murugavel’s shop. He is revealed as a police officer to his brother that night and chases his brother through the streets. When caught, he says that he has not attained 18 years of age, so he cannot be made guilty in front of the law. Murugavel somehow manages to make it 12:00 AM, the day when his brother turns 18. He then kills his brother. From there, Murugavel is regarded as a daring police officer but fights a condition of getting high blood pressures and insomnia at times. How he tackles the kingpin Meesa Padma and how children are recruited to his gang forms the rest of the story.
Directed by Ganeshaa
Produced by Fatima Vijay Antony
Written by Ganeshaa
Starring Vijay Antony, Nivetha Pethuraj
Music by Vijay Antony
Cinematography Richard M. Nathan
Edited by Vijay Antony
Production Vijay Antony Film Corporation
Distributed by Screen Scene
Release date 5 December 2018
Running time 156 minutes