Tamilselvanum Thaniyar Anjalum is a 2016 Indian Tamil-language action-romantic comedy film directed by Prem Sai and produced by Gautham Menon. The film features Jai and Yami Gautam in the lead roles, with Ashutosh Rana, Santhanam and VTV Ganesh in supporting roles. The film, featuring film score and soundtrack composed by Karthik, was simultaneously shot in Telugu as Courier Boy Kalyan (2015). Production began in 2012, but delays meant that the film only had a theatrical release during August 2016.
Following the success of Engaeyum Eppothum (2011), Gautham Menon entered negotiations and signed on Jai to act in a film he was producing, which would mark the directorial debut of Prem Sai, an erstwhile assistant to Prabhu Deva. In January 2012, Abhinaya was signed on to play the leading female role of a garments sales girl, while Santhanam and VTV Ganesh were also thereafter selected to portray supporting roles. In May 2012, Gautham Menon announced that the film would be simultaneously made in Telugu as Courier Boy Kalyan with Nithiin in the lead role. He also revealed that Karthik would compose the film’s music, Om Prakash would handle the cinematography and Rajeevan would be the project’s art director. During the same month, Richa Gangopadhyay replaced Abhinaya as the lead actress in both versions of the film. Prior to beginning of the project, Menon revealed that if the film became a success, potential sequels under the titles of Tamilselvanum Varuvaithuraiyum and Tamilselvanum Podhupanithuraiyum were planned. The film began production in June 2012, but Richa Gangopadhyay soon left the film after deciding to quit her career as an actress. After further discussions with actresses including Pooja Hegde, Yami Gautam was signed on to appear in both versions of the project during November 2012.
The film languished in development hell, owing to a lack of production funds from Gautham Menon and took several years to complete filming. Schedules were also delayed as result of shooting the film twice in Tamil and then Telugu, with the timetabling of dates of artistes and technicians becoming a problem. In August 2015, Menon revealed that the film was ready for release and began promotions for the project, before only releasing Courier Boy Kalyan in the Telugu language. In July 2016, promotions restarted signalling that the film would release soon after.
Directed by Premsai
Produced by Gautham Menon, Reshma Ghatala & Venkat Somasundaram
Written by Premsai
Starring Jai, Yami Gautam, Santhanam
Music by Karthik BGM: Sandeep Chowta
Cinematography Sathya Ponmar
Edited by Praveen Antony
Production Photon Kathaas
Release dates August 5, 2016
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