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Mudhalvan (1999)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Thriller | 7 November 1999 (India)
A man accepts a challenge to act as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for one day only, and makes such a success of it that soon he is embroiled in political intrigue.

Director:

S. Shankar

Writers:

S. Shankar (screenplay), S. Shankar (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Arjun ... Pugazhendhi
Manisha Koirala ... Thenmozhi
Raghuvaran ... Aranganathan
Vadivelu ... Balvesham
Cochin Hanifa ... CM's PA
Laila Laila ... 'Kalakkal' Shuba
Vijayakumar ... Thenmozhi's father
Manivannan ... Chief Secretary
Kalairani ... Pugazhendhi's mother
Omakuchi Narasimhan Omakuchi Narasimhan ... Vadivelu's Uncle
Sushmita Sen ... Special Appearance (Song - Shakalaka Baby)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Surya Surya ... Manohar
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Storyline

The State's Chief Minister, after being questioned by a reporter, Pugazhendi, challenges him to accept the position for a day, and see for himself the challenges that face him. Pugazhendi accepts the challenge, and immediately sets about to tour the region, suspend and prosecute corrupt officials, arrest several politicians, including the Chief Minister himself, and makes swift and decisive changes that will go to assist the most vulnerable, much to the chagrin of people in power.. After the day is over, Pugazhendi will find his and his loved ones' lives in danger as the state's machinery, as well as goons, gather together to extract vengeance. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

India

Language:

Tamil | Telugu

Release Date:

7 November 1999 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Oke Okkadu See more »

Filming Locations:

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

INR 500,000,000
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Rajinikanth was approached for the role of Pugazhendhi but turned it down. See more »

Goofs

When a student tries to board a bus, the bus is crowded at the end and in next second, it seems free from crowd and then the crowd returns. See more »

Quotes

Pugazhendi's Friend: Poda Panni!
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Connections

Referenced in Sivaji (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Kurukku Chiruththavale
Performed by Hariharan and Mahalakshmi Iyer
Produced by A.R. Rahman
Written by Vairamuthu
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Groundbreaking in Tamil cinema...
9 May 2019 | by stylegamerSee all my reviews

Needless to say this is one of shankar's magnum opus back in the days at the dawn of the millenium. a thought provoking innovative storyline that deserves lot of praise and credit. The technical values production and music by AR Rahman are simply one of the best. down south.

One of the highlights is the sharp 35mm cinematography by KV anand at its finest follows a creative ad style nuance with quick cuts and zoom in effects. The story screenplay follows continuously throughout the film keeping u at the edge of the seat. AR Rahman's music needs no mention here as again the maestro has given us his finest tunes.The real star of the film was veteran Raghuvaran who played the corrupt politician role in a perfect manner. All the other subcasts did justice to their roles. Anyone will be truly amazed by the ending climax scene and what it meant to the protagonists.A truly trendsetter movie.


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