|Produced by||Sunanda Murali Manohar|
|Music by||Harris Jayaraj|
|Editing by||B. Lenin
V. T. Vijayan
|Distributed by||Cee I TV Ltd|
|Running time||172 mins|
Majunu (2001) is a romantic action film directed by Ravichandran and produced by Sunanda Murali Manohar. The film features Prashanth and Rinke Khanna in the lead roles with Sonu Sood, Raghuvaran, Rati Agnihotri and Vivek appearing in other pivotal roles. The film's score and soundtrack were composed by Harris Jayaraj, whilst Priyan handled the cinematography. The film was distributed by London based Tamil language telechannel – Cee I TV. The film was released on 14 December 2001 and the film was a surprise hit in 2001. It is the first and remains the only time, that Harris Jayaraj composed the songs for a film starring Prashanth.
Vasanth (Prashanth) is a son of a wealthy MP Gajapathy (Raghuvaran) who hates love and against love marriage. Vasanth lives a fun-filled enjoyable life until he meets a girl (Rinke Khanna) while rushing to save a baby who is about to fall in a railway track while the girl also rushed for the same reason. He develops an attraction for that girl and again meets her in his college and knows her name to be Heena a Tamil speaking Bengali girl. Meanwhile, a trap is set for MP Gajapathy to kill him by explosion in a public gathering. Heena who is on an education trip to Chennai searches for some books in a book shop. Since the book is not available that day she has to come again to the shop and while leaving the shop some sound comes from her bag which she funnily mentions it to be a bomb which on explosion will destroy 20 km. The shop-keeper laughs on her fun. But the sound is actually the sound of watch alarm which she kept it inside.
Heena comes again to the shop where the public meeting is conducted. As planned by the terrorists the bomb explodes but Gajapathy escapes with wounds and injuries. The shop-keeper immediately points Heena to be the terrorist keeping in mind about the bomb which she mentioned during her last visit. Also circumstantial evidences are against her. Hence police and Gajapathy men are in search of her but Heena escapes from them. Meanwhile Vasanth dashes one of the terrorist accidentally and finds bombs in his bags. He immediately chases him but the terrorist kills himself by self poisoning when caught by police.
Heena hides in a house which happened to be house of Vasanth. Vasanth finds her from the backyard and takes her to his room. Heena resists the charge against her and claims she is innocent. Vasanth assures that he believes her and it is his duty to send her back to Kolkata. Vasanth helps her by keeping her in his room without the knowledge of his parents. Both develop an attraction for each other but Vasanth is keen to send her home. Heena finds out that he is the son of the man whom she is charged for killing attempt. Vasanth takes her to railway station and sends her to her native.
Vasanth lies to his parents and leaves for Kolkata along with his friend to find his love with the hope of finding her knowing her name alone. He searches her in many colleges and finally finds her. She is happy to see again and takes him to his home and introduces to her mother (Rati Agnihotri) while her brother left before his arrival. Actually her brother (Sonu Sood) is the mastermind in the plot for killing Gajapathy which is not known by his family. He comes to know about the arrival of Vasanth and plans to kill him without knowing he actually saved his sister. Both Vasanth and Heena become intimate which is disliked by her mother. She urges to keep away from him which disappoints Heena. Vasanth expresses his love for her. Heena finds out the real identity of her brother and fears that he might kill Vasanth and so she pretends to reject him. Vasanth is hurt by her rejection but does not back off, hoping to win her love one day. Heena informs Gajapathy about all incidents and makes him to come to Kolkata to take away his son. Gajapathy insists Vasanth to come with him and he unwillingly accepts. Heena's brother comes to know about Vasanth and Gajapathy and chases to kill them. Heena struggles to save them but Vasanth does not co-operate with her as he wants her to accept him. Heena finally confesses her love and tells the reason for her behaviour is the brother's true identity and intentions which shatters Heena's mother. She unites both of them and asks to leave the place. Both get into the running train in the nick of time before Heena's brother catches them and he is arrested by police. Vasanth and Heena are united finally.
- Prashanth as Vasanth
- Rinke Khanna as Heena
- Raghuvaran as Gajapathy
- Vivek as Mano
- Sonu Sood
- Rati Agnihotri
The film opened big in Tamil Nadu and within a week the producers were looking at profits. It was a surprise hit at the box office, it raised business for Prashanth and the soundtrack was an even bigger success.
Punjabi actress Rati Agnihotri got her start in Tamil Nadu and was a huge star in South India from 1979-1981. She left to act in Hindi films in 1981 and became a huge star there as well. However, by 1985, she retired from films to get married and start a family. This film marks her welcome return to South India after a 20-year absence.
The music of Majunu is credited to Harris Jayaraj, who composed the songs and the background score for the movie. All lyrics are written by Vairamuthu. The music went on to be critically praised and became a huge hit in 2001.
|Soundtrack album by Harris Jayaraj|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Harris Jayaraj chronology|
|1||"Gulmohar Malare"||Hariharan, Timmy, Anupama Krishnaswami||05:26|
|2||"Hari Gori"||Ganga, Febi, Tippu, Karthik, Devan Ekambaram||02:59|
|3||"Mudhal Kanave"||Bombay Jayashree, Harish Raghavendra||05:11|
|4||"Pada Pada Pattamboochi"||Kavita Krishnamurthy, Shankar Mahadevan||06:26|
|5||"Mercury Mele"||Devan Ekambaram, Unnikrishnan||05:29|
|6||"Pinju Thendrale"||M.G. Sreekumar, Sandhya||05:19|
|7||"Gulmohar Malare (bit)"||Hariharan, Timmy, Anupama Krishnaswami||03:22|