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Thenali (2000)

A neurotic Sri Lankan patient crashes his psychotherapist's family vacation in Kodaikanal.

Director:

K.S. Ravikumar

Writers:

Crazy Mohan, Ramakrishna (dialogue) (as Rama Krishna) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kamal Haasan ... Tenali Soman
Jayaram ... Dr. Kailash
Jyotika ... Janaki (as Jyothika)
Devayani Devayani ... Jalaja
Delhi Ganesh ... Dr. Panchabhootam
Ramesh Khanna ... Dr. Panchabhootam's assistant
C.R. Vijayakumari C.R. Vijayakumari ... Kamakshi (as Vijayakumari)
Madhan Bob Madhan Bob ... Diamond Babu
Meena ... Meena
Crane Manohar Crane Manohar ... Servant
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charlie ... Tourist guide
Bayilvan Ranganathan Bayilvan Ranganathan ... Inspector
K.S. Ravikumar ... Guest Appearance
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Storyline

Thenali (Kamal) is a traumatized Sri Lankan Tamil, who is beset by a variety of elaborate phobias. A psychiatrist Panchabhootam (Delhi Ganesh), convinced that Thenali is impossible, refers him to rival shrink Kailash (Jayaram). The doctor takes an instant dislike to his new patient, while his wife (Devyani) and sister (Jyothika) take more of a liking to him than Kailash would like. Written by Joyojeet Pal

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Country:

India

Language:

Tamil | Telugu

Release Date:

27 October 2000 (India) See more »

Filming Locations:

Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

INR300,000,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

R.K. Celluloids See more »
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Runtime:

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Thenali is a Tamil remake of the American film "What About Bob?", starring Bill Murray. See more »

Connections

Remake of What About Bob? (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Thenali
(Telugu Version)
Written by: Vennelakanti
Produced by: A.R. Rahman
Performed by: S.P.B. Charan
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Very funny movie
13 October 2001 | by acumenSee all my reviews

This tamil movie is a very funny movie, (if you disregard the normal tamil movie elements such as dance and fights). Right from the start to end, Kamal with his wonderful adaptation of "Srilankan Tamil" has kept me laughing. I recently saw the movie after a long time, and still I laughed like a maniac. Of course there is no meaty substance to the movie, but for a day to relax and make it stress free rent this movie in your neighbourhood indian stores and watch it.


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