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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 Sarja ... Pugazhendhi (as Arjun)
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:

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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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Sound Mix:

DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Ilayathalapathy Vijay was also approached for lead role. He also accepted the offer. But few days later he withdrew from the movie due to some unknown reasons 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

Aranganathan: [dying] That was a good interview!
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Referenced in Punyalan Private Limited (2017) See more »

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Kurukku Chiruththavale
Performed by Hariharan and Mahalakshmi Iyer
Produced by A.R. Rahman
Written by Vairamuthu
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Political drama
24 May 2005 | by knsrinuSee all my reviews

Every south Indian chills about shankar's film. Though this film seems to be novel work but lacks some basics regarding politics. Always shankar takes lot of attention on photography. He might have studied something about the current political strategies.

Music is by A.R. Rahman. We can't criticize about his talent. Manisha koyirala doesn't suit very well in this film.

The director has to show what really politics is?? Simply showing how one can do crazy things in a single day is ridiculous. Of course every one in the country has a vision to make their country corrupt free.

Only music and photography part of the film is commendable. Rest of the things are crazy and simply ridiculous. Last but not least I am very much impressed by Raghuvaran's action.


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