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Directed byN.T.G. Saravanan
Produced byM. Kumar,
Seerkazhi K. Sivashankar
Music byDhina
Kalaimagal Kalaikoodam
Release date
  • 15 January 2012 (2012-01-15)
Running time
136 minutes
Budget100 million

Medhai(transl. Scholar) is a 2012 Tamil-language action drama film directed by debutant director Saravanan and produced by Kalaimagal Kalaikoodam. The film stars Ramarajan, Kaushika, Haasini and Charle in lead roles. The music was composed by Dhina. The film released on 15 January 2012.[1]


(Ramarajan) plays Saravana, a model schoolteacher in a suburban town. In prison, wrongly convicted of embezzling funds from a public trust he had created for underprivileged students who could not afford their school fees. After receiving the award for best teacher and later released from prison, the man goes into flashback mode. learns about his good deeds and his integrity, his efforts to create the truth and his fight against child labor. Released from prison, Saravana learns of the conspiracy that had sent him to prison. He proposes to confront, or rather to reform the wicked.



Medhai marked the acting comeback of Ramarajan after many years and it was his 44th film as an actor.[2] The film marked the directorial debut of Saravanan who earlier apprenticed with Senthilnathan and Hari.[3]


The soundtrack was composed by Dhina.[4] The audio release of the film was held on 17 July 2010 at Chennai.[5]

Soundtrack album by
Released17 July 2012 (2012-07-17)
GenreFilm soundtrack
Dhina chronology
1."En Uyir Thangangale"MuthulinghamUnni Menon 
2."Nilavukku Piranthaval Evalo"Muthu VijayanHarish Raghavendra, Chinmayi 
3."Thumbikai Thoppai Ganpathi"N. T. G.SaravananS. P. Balasubrahmanyam 
4."Epothum Elorukum"Gangai AmaranS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Manikka Vinayagam 
5."Ungakitta Rendukannum Ottikiduchu"YugabharathiChitra, Karthik 
6."Annai Oru Kuzhandhai"ParinamanKJ Yesudas, Saindhavi 
7."Uyirile kundi Ondru"Mugaiyur MuthuBenny Dayal, Saindhavi 


Behindwoods wrote "Medhai is quite obviously built around Ramarajan and his comeback. One only wishes the film had got a more contemporary story, treatment and better technical aspects. Director MTG Saravana definitely had to pay more attention to all aspects of the movie".[2] 'Indian Express wrote "The film is neither too exciting, nor a great disappointment. Only, the whole feel is that of a decades old film".[3]


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  2. ^ Jump up to: a b "MEDHAI MOVIE REVIEW". Behindwoods. 12 January 2012. Archived from the original on 10 March 2020.
  3. ^ Jump up to: a b "Medhai". Indian Express. 22 January 2012. Archived from the original on 10 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Medhai Songs". Raaga. 10 March 2020. Archived from the original on 10 March 2020.
  5. ^ "Tomorrow is Ramarajan's day". Behindwoods. 16 July 2010. Archived from the original on 10 March 2020.

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