Adanga Maru

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Adanga Maru
Adanga Maru.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byKarthik Thangavel
Produced bySujatha Vijaykumar
Written byViji
Screenplay byKarthik Thangavel
Story byKarthik Thangavel
StarringJayam Ravi
Raashi Khanna
Sampath Raj
Music bySam C. S.
CinematographySathyan Sooryan
Edited byAnthony L. Ruben
Home Movie Makers
Distributed byClap Board Production
Release date
21 December 2018
Running time
146 minutes
Budget15 crore (US$2.1 million)

Adanga Maru (lit. Refuse to bow down) is a 2018 Tamil-language action thriller film written and directed by debutant Karthik Thangavel. The film stars Jayam Ravi and Raashi Khanna in lead roles alongside Ponvannan and Sampath Raj portraying supporting roles. The film's score and soundtrack was composed by Sam C. S. while cinematography and editing was handled by Sathyan Sooryan and Anthony L. Ruben respectively. The film began production in December 2017. This film received positive reviews from the critics and audience.[1]



In December 2017, Jayam Ravi announced on social media that his 23rd film will be an action-thriller titled Adanga Maru by debutant Karthik Thangavel.[3] Stunt choreographer Stun Siva's son, Kevin Kumar made his debut as stunt choreographer with this film.[4] Filming was completed in May 2018.[5]


Soundtrack was composed by Sam C. S.[6] The Audio Rights was bagged by Sony Music in end of August 2018.

Adanga Maru
Soundtrack album by
LabelSony Music
ProducerSam C. S.
Sam C. S. chronology
Adanga Maru
Vanjagar Ulagam
1."Aangu Vaangu"Sam C. S., Mukesh, M. L. R. Karthikeyan4:26
2."Saayaali"Sathyaprakash, Chinmayi5:15
3."Pachai Dhrogangal"Haricharan3:46
4."Kaar Irul"Sivam3:07
Total length:17:34


The first look posters were released on June 24, 2018.[7] The film's teaser was released on August 15, 2018 while trailer was unveiled on October 31, 2018.[8][9] It was later announced that the film's release that are scheduled to release on 16 November 2018 is postponed to a later date, following TFPC committee and actor Udhaya's request.[10][11]

Release and reception[edit]

Adanga Maru was released on 21 December 2018. Thinkal Menon of The Times of India rated it 3 out of 5, saying, "Adanga Maru has a routine plot, but the treatment makes it fast-paced and interesting."[12] Behindwoods wrote "Adangamaru's fresh screenplay and packaging makes this intense revenge drama, a good watch!".[13] The Hindu wrote "Thanks to its speedy screenplay, Adanga Maru finishes as a fairly engaging watch".[1] India Today wrote "Debutant director Karthik Thangavel's Adanga Maru starring Jayam Ravi could have been a flawless cop thriller, but it misses the mark by a few inches".[14] The Indian Express wrote "A more nuanced, well thought-out storyline with better CGI could have definitely elevated the revenge saga. Adanga Maru is strictly a one-time watch".[15]


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  2. ^ "Poorna is a lawyer in Adanga Maru | Tamil Movie News". Times of India. Retrieved 2018-10-31.
  3. ^ "Adanga Maru: Jayam Ravi announces title of his next film, will go on floors on 14 December- Entertainment News, Firstpost". Retrieved 2018-10-31.
  4. ^ "Stun Siva’s son gets his own fight sequence | Tamil Movie News". Times of India. Retrieved 2018-10-31.
  5. ^ "Jayam Ravi’s ‘Adanga Maru’ is almost complete | Tamil Movie News". Times of India. Retrieved 2018-10-31.
  6. ^ "Adanga Maru - All Songs - Download or Listen Free Online". Saavn. Retrieved 2018-10-31.
  7. ^ "Adanga Maru: Jayam Ravi’s Cop Avatar Looks Intense". Retrieved 2018-10-31.
  8. ^ "Adanga Maru teaser: Jayam Ravi is back as the lone-wolf crime fighter". The Indian Express. Retrieved 2018-10-31.
  9. ^ "‘Adanga Maru’: Trailer of the Jayam Ravi starrer to release on October 31 | Tamil Movie News". Times of India. Retrieved 2018-10-31.
  10. ^ "Seethakathi and Adangamaru release postponed". Behindwoods. Retrieved 2018-11-04.
  11. ^ "@ACTOR_UDHAYAA thanking the entire team of #Seethakaathi & #Adangamaru for moving release date to later. #UtharavuMaharajafromNOV16". Twitter. Retrieved 2018-11-04.
  12. ^ Menon, Thinkal (21 December 2018). "Adanga Maru Movie Review". The Times of India. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
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