Malaikottai

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Malaikottai
Malaikottai.jpg
Directed by Boopathy Pandian
Produced by T. Ajay Kumar
Written by Boopathy Pandian
Screenplay by Boopathy Pandian
Story by Boopathy Pandian
Starring Vishal
Priyamani
Ashish Vidyarthi
Urvasi
Devaraj
Music by Mani Sharma
Release date(s) September 28, 2007
Country  India
Language Tamil
Budget INR10 crore (US$1.7 million)
Box office INR45 crore (US$7.6 million)

Malaikottai (English: Rockfort) is a 2007 Tamil film directed by Boopathy Pandian, who has also directed the movies Devathaiyai Kanden and Thiruvilayadal Arambam with Dhanush as the hero. Vishal got the lead role, pairing with Priyamani. The story and screenplay were written by the director. The film met with mixed critical response. This movie has been dubbed to Telugu like his previous movies, titled Bhayya (Brother)

Plot[edit]

Anbu (Vishal) is a happy-go-lucky guy, who lives with his family in Pattukottai and is having a good time singing energetic fast numbers like "Kantha Kadamba" with his friends. One day he gets into a fracas with a local politician ('Kathal' Dhandapani) and his comic henchmen while trying to save a friend and is arrested and a case registered against him. The local court gives him conditional bail, provided he signs the register in a Tiruchi police station!

On the way to Trichy police station, he sees a girl on a terrace (Motta Madi) drying clothes and falls for her. It is love at first sight for Anbu as he becomes crazy about Malar (Priyamani) a college girl, which leads to some hilarious situations. The police station, where he has to sign daily, is manned by his Chittappa Kandaswamy (Ashish Vidyarthi), a comic sub-inspector whose ex-lover Kamala (Urvasi) is the constable at the station. Anbu kindles the love life of his uncle and makes merry at Malar’s college, leading to funny situations.

Meanwhile Trichy city is run by a powerful politician Palani (Devaraj) and his brother Guna (Ajay), who have killed the local RDO in cold blood watched by a huge crowd of onlookers. The brothers continue with their ‘dada giri’, till they clash with a brave heart. He is none other than Anbu who, while trying to save Malar from a difficult situation, ends up getting the wrath of the brothers. Anbu, the one-man army, does a good demolition job and cleans Trichy of all its baddies.

Cast[edit]

Crew[edit]

  • Direction: Boopathy Pandian
  • Music: Mani Sharma (Tamil and Telugu)
  • Action: Kanal Kannan

Production[edit]

Shooting for the film commenced on May 12, 2007, at the Kumbakonam Mahamaham tank with picturisation of a song on Vishal.

This was followed by shooting near the Srirangam temple, Tiruchirapalli central bus stand, Kollidam bridge, Thiruvaiyaru court and near the Cauvery bridge in Tiruchirapalli.[1]

Soundtrack[edit]

The music was scored by Mani Sharma. The track "Yeh Aatha" is a remix of the same-titled song scored by Ilaiyaraaja for the 1982 film Payanangal Mudivathillai.[2]

No. Song Lyricist Singers Time Remarks
1 "Devathaye Vaa Vaa" Yugabharathi Vijay Jesudas 04:34
2 "Kantha Kadamba" Na. Muthukumar Naveen Madhav 05:23
3 "Oh Baby" Yugabharathi Rahul Nambiar 04:37
4 "Uyire Uyire Yugabharathi Ranjith & Rita 05:02
5 "Yeh Aatha" Gangai Amaran Tippu & Anuradha Sriram 04:01

Release[edit]

The satellite rights of the film were bagged by Kalaignar. The film was given a "U" certificate by the Indian Censor Board.

Critical reception[edit]

The film received mixed reviews.[3] Sify wrote:"big let-down".[4] Behindwoods wrote:"average masala-mix entertainer".[5]

Box-office[edit]

The film was successful at the Box-office, Grossing INR 45 crore.[6][7][8]

Telegu dub[edit]

Malaikottai was dubbed into Telugu as Bhayya and did average business.

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