Thenmerku Paruvakatru (English: Southwest Monsoon) is a 2010 Tamil film written and directed by Seenu Ramasamy and produced by Shibu Issac. It stars Saranya Ponvannan, in her 100th film, Vijay Sethupathi and Vasundhra Chiyertra in the lead roles. It released on 24 December 2010. The film received mixed reviews, but was eventually featured at the 58th National Film Awards ceremony, where it was named the Best Feature Film in Tamil while Saranya Ponvannan and lyricist Vairamuthu were awarded the Best Actress and Best Lyricist prizes, respectively.
Set on the backdrop of Theni, the story is about Murugaiyan (Vijay Sethupathi) who is a goat shepherd and he has a loving mother Veerayi (Saranya Ponvannan). She is a widow and struggles hard to raise Murugan and has an overflowing affection for him. Meanwhile, there is a gang which attacks the villagers at night and steal their goats. Murugan along with his group manages to catch one of the members in an attack and discover that it is a girl. Her name is Pechi (Vasundhra Chiyertra) and her family steals goat for livelihood. While Murugan develops feelings for her, Pechi’s family is known to be quite dangerous. Veerayi comes to know this and asked her son (Murugan) to marry a girl of her choice. He refuses to accept her wish. Complication arise between them. An old lady of her house tells Veerayi to let her son to marry the girl he loves. A possessive widow tells how her husband was killed to that old lady. Her husband was killed by a group of thieves.The head of the gang is none other than the father of the girl whom her son loves.
Directed by Seenu Ramasamy
Produced by Shibu Issac
Written by Seenu Ramasamy
Starring Saranya Ponvannan, Vijay Sethupathi, Vasundhra Chiyertra
Music by N. R. Raghunanthan
Edited by Mu. Kasivishwanathan
Production Jotham Media Works
Release dates 24 December 2010
Running time 2.20hrs
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