Today marks 17 years of Thirumalai. Let’s look at 7 interesting facts about the film.
1. Thirumalai was Vijay’s first super hit as a mass hero.
2. The film was remade in Telugu as Gowri with Sumanth and Charmee Kaur
3. The film was a Diwali release and competed with Vikram’s Pithamagan. Though both films were successful Thirumalai was the festival winner.
4. Mahesh Babu’s wife and former heroine Namrata Shirodkar was the first choice heroine before she was replaced by Jyothika.
5. This was Jyothika’s second film with Vijay after Kushi.
6. Vivek’s comedy track was added at the last minute after the film shoot was completed.
7. A set resembling a mechanic shop was put up in Mohan studios for 50 lakhs.
8. Ramana would once again collaborate with Vijay for Aadhi.
9. Kausalya who was Vijay’s pair in Nerukku Ner and Priyamudan played a sister like character in the film.
10. Both Kiran Rathod and Raghava Lawrence made guest appearances in the film.