Muni (film)

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Muni
Directed by Raghava Lawrence
Produced by Saran
Written by Raghava Lawrence
Ramesh Khanna (dialogues)
Starring Raghava Lawrence
Vedhicka
Rajkiran
Bianca Desai
Cinematography K. V. Guhan
Edited by Suresh Urs
Production
company
Gemini Productions
Distributed by Gemini Productions
Release dates 9 March 2007
Country India
Language Tamil

Muni (Tamil: முனி) is a 2007 Tamil comedy-horror film directed and written by Raghava Lawrence, who also plays the lead role. Vedhicka, Rajkiran and Rahul Dev among other play supporting roles, while the film's score is composed by Bharathwaj. The film released on 9 March 2007 along with a Telugu dubbed version of same name and gained average reviews and box office collections.Later,it was dubbed in Hindi as "Pratisodh-Ek Real Revenge"[1] In 2011, a sequel titled Muni 2: Kanchana was released by Raghava Lawrence.The film was given a U/A rating.

Plot[edit]

Ganesh (Raghava Lawrence), a young man with a deep fear of ghosts who refuses to even go out after 6pm, moves into a new house with his mother, father and wife not knowing that it is the residence where Muni met his death and where his spirit now resides. Muni enter Ganesh's body and Ganesh starts behaving in a rude manner, his family couldn't understand why his behaviour is weird so they seek the help of a priest (Nasser). Priest asks the ghost about his whereabouts. Ghost says that he is Muniyaandi and starts saying his flashback. Muniyaandi was a kind-hearted poor man living in the slums with his daughter and other people. Muni's friend is Marakka Dhandapani MLA who uses Muni to make him win in elections and promising that he would give lands to poor people. Dhandapani wins the election but he cheats Muni. Muni fights with Dhandapaani but he kills both him and his daughter. Dhandapaani lies to poor people saying that Muni and his Daughter had fled with the money he had given Muni for the welfare of the village residents. Ganesh accepts Muni and he enters his body. Ganesh enters Dhandapaani's household and terrorizes him and his assistants. Dhandapaani comes to know that the spirit of Muni resides in Ganesh's body so he sets a contract killer (Rahul Dev) to finish him. In the climax, at Ayyanaar temple Dhandapaani confesses to people that he only killed Muni. Muni talks to people and eats the feast prepared by his people. Muni then resides again in Ganesh and finishes off Dhandapaani. Ganesh comes back to normal.

Cast[edit]

Critical Reception[edit]

Muni received generally positive reviews from critics. IndiaGlitz.com called the movie a visual treat from Lawrence. Lawrence as Ganesh in the film walks away with all honours. His electrifying performance lends solidity to the film. Vedicka as Lawrence's wife chips in with her best. She has shown immense promise. [2]

Sequels[edit]

Muni 2: Kanchana, the sequel of Muni, released on 15 July 2011 in Andhra Pradesh and 22 July 2011 in Tamil Nadu. Muni 3: Ganga is in post production and is slated for release in December 2013.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Muni' completes talkie part - Bollywood Movie News". IndiaGlitz. 2006-12-28. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  2. ^ "Muni Review - Three cheers to Saran and Larencce". IndiaGlitz. 2007-03-09. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  3. ^ "Lawrence signs Anirudh for Muni 3". Times of India. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 

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