Mappillai (1989 film)
|Produced by||Allu Aravind|
|Distributed by||Geetha Arts|
|Release dates||28 October 1989|
Mappillai (English: Son-in-law) is a 1989 Tamil film directed by Rajasekhar starring Rajinikanth and Amala in lead roles. A remake of the Telugu film Athaku Yamudu Ammayiki Mogudu, the Tamil version was produced by Geetha Arts, and Chiranjeevi who played the lead role in the original version made a special appearance. Initially the pivotal role of Rajinikanth's mother-in-law was offered to Vyjayanthimala. But she refused the role after which it was offered to Srividya. The film opened to positive response from the public and was a large box-office success upon release.
Aarumugam makes a blazing entrance, gatecrashing a marriage to abduct the bride. Geetha, the bride's friend, gets him arrested but then learns that he had rescued the girl from a forced marriage. Further revelations about him that he is a gold medalist, has a good heart, make her fall in love with him. After some convincing, Aarumugam reciprocates too. Meanwhile, Aarumugam's sister is in love with the son of a rich woman Rajarajeswari. When Rajarajeswari learns of this, she foists a false case on her and puts her in jail. It is then that Aarumugam has his first encounter with Rajarajeswari. He then learns that she is none other than Geetha's mother. He also invites Geetha's mother Rajarajeswari to his marriage. At that time he calls his friend (played by Chiranjeevi) and tells him that during his marriage there are goons to stop this marriage, he requests him to look after the rowdies and Chiranjeevi comes and fights off the goons and wishes them for their marriage and he goes. He marries Geetha against her mother's wishes. Rajarajeswari vows to separate Geetha from him while he vows to prevent that and make Rajarajeswari understand that love and affection are more important than money.Which is an important message delivered to the audience.
The one-on-one confrontations between Rajnikanth and Srividya are the highpoints of the movie and each of these has been handled superlatively. Rajnikanth bristles with energy during their meetings and Srividya is suitably haughty and hits all the right notes. Their first encounter in her house, their private conversation immediately after the wedding and their talk in the garden before the climax in the house all reveal excellent execution by the director.
- Rajinikanth as Aarumugam
- Amala as Geetha
- Srividya as Rajarajeswari
- Nizhalgal Ravi as Ravi
- Vinu Chakravarthy
- S. S. Chandran
- Dubbing Janaki
- Chiranjeevi in a special appearance
- Maanin Iru - SPB, S. Janaki
- Ennoda Raasi - Malaysia Vasudevan
- Unnaithan Nitham - SPB, SP Sailaja
- Ennathan Sugamo - SPB, S. Janaki
- Veravelai - SPB, S. Janaki