Chidambarathil Oru Appasamy

Chidambarathil Oru Appasamy (English: Appasamy from Chidambaram) is a South Indian Tamil film released in 2005. The film was directed by Thangar Bachan, and he also starred in the movie with Navya Nair. The film was a remake of Malayalam film Chinthavishtayaya Shyamala.


Elangovan (Thangar Bachan) is a school teacher in Chidambaram who is a jack of all trades but master of none. He spends time with friends boozing, gambling, and trying out new businesses that always fail. His wife is Thenmozhi (Navya Nair), and they have two daughters. Elangovan's father (Pyramid Natarajan) and father-in-law (R. Sundarrajan) try to make him responsible towards his family, but he refuses to take up anything serious in life. On everyone's advice, Elangovan goes to Sabarimala after taking Vrath but returns to continue as Sanyasi without being the least bothered about his duties towards his family. Fearing his wife and relatives, he decides to join a mutt, but there also he is unable to sustain. In the meantime, Thenmozhi works hard to educate her children. She is mentally prepared to live without her husband when he returns and pleads with her as usual. This time, she is not willing to pardon him and ignores him. What happens then forms the climax and message of the film.