M. Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi
|M. Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi|
|Directed by||M. Raja|
|Produced by||Editor Mohan|
|Written by||M. Raja
Puri Jagannadh (story)
|Based on||Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi
by Puri Jagannadh
|Music by||Srikanth Deva|
|Release date(s)||October 1, 2004|
M. Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi is a 2004 Tamil family-drama film directed by M. Raja, starring Jayam Ravi, Asin Thottumkal, Prakash Raj, Nadhiya in the lead roles while Vivek, Subbaraju and Janagaraj play supporting roles. The film's score and soundtrack are composed by Srikanth Deva. It is a remake of super hit Telugu film Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi starring Ravi Teja, Asin, Prakash Raj, Jayasudha, Subbaraju, Aishwarya Sivachandran, and Ali, directed by Puri Jagannadh which was released on 19 April 2003.
For Kumaran (Jayam Ravi) life is all about his mother Mahalakshmi (Nadhiya) who separated from her husband Eshwar (Prakash Raj). Kumaran is passionate about kickboxing and he shares a very special relationship with his mother. In between, Kumaran falls in love with Malabar aka Mythili (Asin Thottumkal). But his life is destroyed after his mother's death. On her deathbed she tells her son to meet his father, a kickboxing champion, who lives in Malaysia. Kumaran goes to Malaysia to meet him.
Eshwar is happily settled with a new family. Kumaran gets a job at his father's kickboxing academy. But he finds his father with another wife (Aishwarya) and a daughter. He is angry at this scene. His father trains a boxer, Anand, whom his father is sure will win the championship. Anand makes Eshwar's daughter pregnant and leaves her. He turns traitor to Eshwar and joins another team. The rest of the story is about how Eshwar trains Kumaran against Anand and wins the kickboxing competition, while Kumaran helps his half-sister with her love.
- Jayam Ravi as M.Kumaran
- Asin Thottumkal as Valli
- Nadhiya as Mahalakshmi
- Prakash Raj as Eshwar
- Vivek as Ganesan
- Subburaj as Anand
- Vijay Sethupathi
- Venniradai Moorthy
The songs and background score was done by Srikanth Deva. The songs got positive reviews.
|1.||"Chennai Senthamizh"||Harish Ragavendra|
|3.||"Ayyo Ayyo"||Udit Narayanan, Shalini Singh|
|4.||"Vacchukava"||KK, Srilekha Parthasarathy|
|5.||"Yaaru Yaaru Ivano"||Devan, Febi|
|6.||"Tamizh Nattu"||Shankar Mahadevan|
The movie received generally positive reviews with Indiaglitz.com saying "If you like films with sentiments, M Kumaran...is for you". The film went on to become a commercial success and a major leap in Jayam Ravi's career.His performance in the film earned him the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor.