Thoonganagaram starts rolling!

Last Updated: Sun, Jan 31, 2010 10:55 hrs

Dhayanidhi Alagiri and his Cloud Nine, after the terrific opening of Tamil Padam, has started their new film Thoonganagaram from today (Saturday, January 30) in Madurai.

The movie was launched in style at Thamukkam Grounds in Madurai on the occasion of the producer’s father and Union Minister MK Alagiri's birthday.

His mother Dhayalu Ammal lit the kuthuvilakku, Alagiri's wife Gandhi Alagiri gave the clap and the minister switched on the camera. His daughters Kayalvizhi and Selvi were also present on the occasion.

The film from its promotional ads in newspapers looks like a Madurai based gangster film about the youth. In local parlance Madurai is known as Thoonganagaram, the city that does not sleep.

The film is written and directed by Gaurav, a former associate of KS Ravikumar, and features ‘Pasanga’ Vimal, ‘Nadodigal’ fame Bharani and ‘Renigunta’ Nishanth in key roles. ‘Thamizh MA’ Anjali plays the heroine.

Besides wielding the megaphone, Gaurav dons an important role in the film which has music by Sundar C Babu.

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