Thirupathi is a 2006 Indian Tamil-language medical action film written and directed by Perarasu and produced by AVM Productions. The film features Ajith Kumar and Sadha in the lead roles, with Riyaz Khan and Arun Pandian appearing in other pivotal roles. The film garnered negative reviews from critics.
For the film, Ajith lost 18 kilograms in 55 days by being on a liquid diet and lost the weight he had sported on screen in his previous few films. The art director erected the set of a village in Prasad Studios in December 2005 including a shopping place, a big temple and an 80 ft statue of Lord Shiva. In early 2006, Asin was approached to appear in an item number in the film but refused, with Laila eventually taking the role.
Thirupathi (Ajith Kumar) is a straightforward young man who leads a happy life with his parents and younger sister. He happens to meet Priya (Sadha), and both fall for each other. Thirupathi’s sister is pregnant, and at the time of delivery, he takes her to a hospital. The doctor there expects bribe, but when it is not forthcoming, he neglects his duty; therefore, Thirupathi’s sister dies. Thirupathi comes to know that this is not the first instance in the hospital, and the doctor is his best friend Soori’s (Riyaz Khan) brother (Sampath Raj). When Thirupathi goes out to get Soori’s brother, Soori and his father do all that they can to protect him from Thirupathi. How Thirupathi gets his revenge on the people responsible for his sister’s death forms the rest of the movie.
Directed by Perarasu
Produced by M. Saravanan & M. S. Guhan
Written by Perarasu
Starring Ajith Kumar, Sadha, Riyaz Khan, Arun Pandian
Music by Bharathwaj
Cinematography S. Saravanan
Edited by Anthony
Production AVM Productions
Release date 14 April 2006
Running time 158 minutes