Thambi Movie Trailer & Box Office Report
Thambi (transl. Younger Brother) is an upcoming Indian Tamil-language action thriller film directed by Jeethu Joseph, starring Karthi, Jyothika and Sathyaraj in the lead roles. The film has been produced by Viacom 18 along with Parallel Mind Productions. It is scheduled to release in December 2019.
The film has been shot in Goa and Ooty. It is learned from reliable sources that the film will feature Jyothika and Karthi as siblings and the industry grapevine is that the film has been reportedly titled Thambi. An official announcement from the makers is expected to be made soon.
Jeethu Joseph is not new to the Tamil film industry as he had made his debut in the year 2015 with the Kamal Haasan starrer Papanasam. It was the remake of the hit Malayalam film Drishyam. While the Malayalam version had Mohanlal and Meena in the lead roles, in the Tamil version, it was Kamal Haasan and Gauthami. Drishyam had a universal appeal with an engaging plot, so much so that it was remade in Hindi, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu and struck a chord with the audiences in a big way.
Meanwhile, Karthi is expected to complete shooting for his upcoming film titled Sultan with director Bakkiyaraj Kannan of Remo fame. The film has Rashmika who will be making her Tamil debut with this film. Tipped to be high on action and comedy, it is being bankrolled by Dream Warrior Pictures. More details regarding the film are yet to be revealed by the team.
In March 2019, it was announced that Karthi and Jyothika would be sharing screen space together for the first time under the direction of Jeethu Joseph. Later, Govind Vasantha and R. D. Rajasekhar was confirmed to be the film’s music director and cinematographer respectively. The film’s title revealed to be Thambi on 15 November 2019, while also revealing that the Telugu version of the film was titled as Donga.
The film is scripted by Jeethu Joseph along with Rensil D’Silva and Manikandan. Jointly bankrolled by Viacom 18 and in association with Suraj of Parallel Minds Productions, it is scheduled to hit the screens in December. The film also stars veteran actor Sowcar Janaki, Master Ashwanth who had stolen the show in Super Deluxe in the character Raasukutty. Sathyaraj and Anson Paul will be seen essaying important roles. The film has music by Govind Vasantha of 96 fame and cinematography by RD Rajashekar.
The first look of Thambi, along with its Telugu version Donga was released on 15 November 2019. The following day, the teaser of the Tamil Version was released by Suriya and Telugu version teaser was released by Akkineni Nagarjuna, on 16 November 2019. On 10 December 2019, trailer was released in Tamil and Telugu languages. Telugu Theatrical rights of ‘Donga’ were acquired by ‘Harshitha Movies’ Ravuri V. Srinivas.
Thambi Tamil Nadu Box Office Collection
The film has met with a good response from audiences and going by the reports on social media, the film performed well in most of its release centres across Tamil Nadu. We will have to get a clear picture regarding the day 1 collections of the movie in Tamil Nadu.
Thambi Chennai Box Office Collection
Thambi had a good number of shows in Chennai city on day 1 and the occupancy rate for the film on opening day was also on the positive side. According to reports that have come in, Thambi has collected around Rs 33 lakh on its first day at the Chennai box office.