Thirumanam Enum Nikkah is an upcoming Indian Tamil romance film directed by newcomer Aneesh, starring Jai and Nazriya Nazimin the lead roles, while Heebah Patel, Deekshitha Manikkam and Jamal play supporting roles.
The project was first announced as Aneesh's directorial debut in February 2012 with Jai and Samantha announced as the lead cast, with Sakthi and Aascar Ravichandran being cinematographer and producer respectively. However Samantha's busy schedule led to Nazriya Nazim replacing her in October 2012 to play the lead role and the film was subsequently shot in ten-day schedules in periods at the end of 2012.It was the first Tamil film that the actress had signed, though all her other ventures Neram, Raja Rani,Naiyaandi and Vaayai Moodi Pesavum ended up releasing earlier. Heebah Patel, who had worked only as a model in commercials, was roped in to play the other female lead. Deekshitha Manikkam, runner up of the Miss South India 2013, was signed up to play the pivotal character of Nazriya's friend in the film.
The film was revealed to be along the lines of the Hindi film Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! (1994) and Monsoon Wedding (2001), showcasing the rich traditions and culture of Indian weddings.
The film was shot largely in Chennai, Hyderabad and Kozhikode. Scenes of actual Hindu and Muslim festivals like golu at the Sri Adikesava Perumal Temple in Sriperumbudur and Avani Avittam as well as Ramadan in Malabar and Muharram in Hyderabad were captured for the film. The director explained that waiting till the actual ceremonies took place during the year added to the delay in shooting.
The community's rituals were portrayed in an objectionable manner in the Tamil movie 'Thirumanam Ennum Nikkah'.Claiming that the muharram chest-beating procession had been portrayed in a derogatory manner in the film, a Chennai-based organization, Tamil Nadu Shia Muslim Jamath, has filed a writ petition in the Madras high court to stall the release of the film.In the petition, the Jamath vice-president Tablez Ali Khan of Thousand Lights said the chest-beating procession is mourning the martyrdom of the grandson of holy Prophet, and the occasion is sentimental having religious sanctity. He added that it was a direct attack on the principles of secularism enshrined in the Constitution. The petitioner wanted the court to direct the complaint and forbear the producers from releasing the film.
Producer Ravichandran announced that the film would be released in the middle of 2014, and the theatrical trailer was released in April 2014.
The film was scheduled to release on May 15, 2014 but was postponed. Our resources says that the movie would be release on 3rd week of June.