Veedu was produced by Devar Films (C. Dandayudhapani)
and directed by R. Thiyagarajan. This was the 4th Tamil
movie acted by our superstar under Devar Films banner.
It was produced in two languages simultaneously and they
are Tamil and Hindi. In Hindi, it was titled as Jeet
Hamaari. The Tamil version of Thai Veedu was dubbed in
Telugu and it was titled as Kabarthar Raju.
Thaai Veedu was released for 1983 Tamil New Year
(14.041983) and Jeet Hamaari was released on 17.06.1983.
This is the 2nd Hindi film for Rajini sir.
At Chennai, it was released at Safire, Vasanthi, Sri
Krishna and Kamala.
The following films were released together with Thaai
Imaigal - Sivaji Ganesan - R.Krishnamurthy
Sattai Illatha Pombaram - Sivakumar - N.Murugesh
Bagavathypuram Railway Gate - Karthick - R.Selvaraj
Thai Veedu was a pakka commercial movie and it had all
type of ingredients such as fights, comedy, songs,
sentiments, etc. You can see a young, youthful and
energetic Rajini in this film. This was the last movie
Superstar acted under Devar Films and later 5 years Devar
son produced Dharmathin Thalaivan under the Dandayudhapani
The music was different and it was penned by Bappi
Lahiri one who was very famous in bollywood during
80's. "Unnai Azhaithathu Pen" was the opening song and
it was very rich and the picturization was too good.
The song was very big hit. Almost all the songs sung by
Actor Jaishankar did a decenet job in this movie and
superstar gave him equal oppurtunity. He has acted as a
cop and chases Rajini and those sequences are well
picturized and quite interesting. In Hindi version,
this role was done by Rakesh Roshan.
This film was released exactly a week after the Andha
Kanoon. At that period, if you open any papers, you
should see at least 3 to 4 Superstar movies running in
the city. Payum puli was running at Bala Abirami,
Thudikum Karangal was running at Devi Paradise and Andha
Kanoon was running at Alankar.
After continuous hits like Thai Meethu Sathyiyam, Annai
Oar Aalayam, Anbuku Naan Adimai and Ranga, Devar Films hit
the collection jackpot through Thaai Veedu too. This was
their last film which was hit for Devar Films and the
films continously flopped. 1988, Superstar wished to help
them and did Dharmathin Thalaivan with them.
Thai Veedu was released in City by by Bansi Pictures and
they were the leading distributor during 80s. NSC
rights by KR.
The following are the number of days Thaai Veedu ran in
major city and towns :
Chennai - Kamala 100 days (noon show)
Chennai - Sri Krishna 100 days (noon show)
Chennai - Safire 84 days 3 shows
Chennai - Vasanthi 70 days 3 shows (This was the First
movie released in this theater)
Salem Sapna - 100 days
Pondy Ananda - 83 days
Kovai Shanthi - 75 days
Apart from above centers, Thai Veedu generally did a
very good business throughout Tamil Nadu. In Hindi also
it was a 100 days runner.
After completion of Thai Veedu, Devar Films decided to
produce 3D movie with Rajini and titled as Annai Boomi.
But Rajini refused and recommended Vijayakanth.
Devar films normally sell their movies only to regular
distributors. It is very difficult for the new
distributors to buy the movie.
During 1981 KR entered into this distribution line and he
had released some movies and faced a huge loss. He wanted
to manage the loss and he approached Devar Films and
requested to give the Thai Veedu movie for NSC area.
After much thought, Devar Films accepted and they sold the
NSC rights to KR worth of Rs.12 Lakhs which was considered
has price during that time. All the other distributors
cautioned KR not to raise the distribution price and dont
spoil the market. He convinced that it is very difficult
to get Devar Film movies for new distributors and in
future it will be sorted out. At last, the film was
released and turned out be a hit and he recovered the
earlier films loss through our film Thai Veedu. Later he
is very confident and distributed two more movies
simultaneously and earned very good profits. The movies
were Vazhkai and Thambiku Entha Ooru.
Director R. Thiyagarajan
Film Director R. Thiyagarajan (son-in-law of Devar) gave
an exclusive interview with Gemini Cinema weekly and
answered the following question..
Reporter: Did you expect the Thai Veedu has become a
Director: Yes, I am so confident in the script.
Because of Rajini, it came out in good shape and
people also liked the movie.
Reporter: Did you expect the same results in Hindi
Director: I believe it will give good result.
Director R. Thiyagarajan openly accepted that they had a
very good rap with Rajini for sometime but due to some
unavoidable circumstances they lost their relationship
with him. They accepted that they are responsible for
this issue and there is no mistake on our Rajini side.
He also proudly said that Rajini sir has acted maximum
number of movies with their banner. In total 13 movies
including guest roles and they are
1. Thai Meethu Sathiyam (Dhandayudapani films) 1978
2. Ramu Gelupu Needhe (dubbing of Thai meethu Sathiyam -
Dhandayudapani films) 1978
3. Annai oor Alayam (devar Dilms) 1979
4. Amma Evarikaina Amma (Telugu version Devar Films)
5. Anbuku Naan Adimai (Devar Films) 1980
6. Maya Dari Krishnudu (telugu version Devar Films) 1980
7. Ranga (Devar Films) 1982
8. Thai Veedu (Devar Films) 1983
9. Jeet Hamari (Hindi version devar films) 1983
10. Bewafai (Devar Films) 1985
11. Thai Illamal Naan Illai (Devar Films Guest Role)
12. Sashti Viradam (Devar Films Guest Role) 1982
13. Darmathin Thalaivan (dhandayudapani films) 1988
- T.Ve. Rajesh