Mappillai (1989 film)

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This article is about the 1989 film. For the 2011 film, see Mappillai (2011 film).
Mappillai
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Film poster
Directed by Rajasekhar
Produced by Allu Aravind
Written by Panju Arunachalam
Screenplay by Panju Arunachalam
Story by Geetha Arts Story Department
Starring
Music by Ilaiyaraaja
Cinematography V. Ranga
Edited by M. Vellaisamy
Production
company
Distributed by Pyramid Movies
Release dates 28 October 1989
Country India
Language Tamil

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 Mega hit Blockbuster movie ran 200 days at the Box-office history of Tamil cinema 890 shows were houseful, all the credits once again goes to superb mass style acting approach of Superstar Rajinikanth.[1]

Plot[edit]

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 Rajinikanth and Srividya are the highpoints of the movie and each of these has been handled superlatively. Rajinikanth 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.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

The music composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[2]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 Ennathaan Sugamo S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki Panju Arunachalam 04:26
2 Ennoda Raasi Malaysia Vasudevan Gangai Amaran 04:22
3 Maanin Iru Kangal S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki Vaali 04:27
4 Unai Thaan Nitham S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki 04:17
5 Veru Velai Unakku S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki Piraisoodan 04:30

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mapillai". The Hindu. 15 April 2011. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Mappillai Songs". raaga. Retrieved 2013-02-11.