Kundakka Mandakka

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Kundakka Mandakka
Directed byAshokan
Produced byLeela Kesavan,
Punnagai Poo Gheetha (co-producer)
Written byK. Balakumaran,
C. Balamurugan (dialogues)
Story byAshokan
StarringParthiban
Vadivelu
Raai Laxmi
Mallika
Music byBharathwaj
CinematographyBharanisri
Edited bySuresh Urs
Production
company
SG Films,
Super Star Art Movies
Release date
  • 14 October 2005 (2005-10-14)
Running time
150 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Kundakka Mandakka is a 2005 Indian Tamil comedy film directed by Ashokan and produced by SG Films. The film stars Parthiban, Vadivelu, Raai Laxmi, and Mallika in the lead roles. The music was composed by Bharathwaj, while editing was done by Suresh Urs. The film released on 14 October 2005.

Plot[edit]

The movie is about Ilangovan aka Ilango (Parthiban), a middle-class youth who dreams to get his sister Kavitha (Mallika) married to a millionaire. He is very keen on becoming rich and falls in love with Roopa (Lakshmi Rai), daughter of a rich industrialist. Now and then, Ilango comes across Chellappa (Vadivelu), a petty thief, and takes him for a fun ride. A sequence of events makes Ilango realize that money is not everything in life. He, with Chellappa's help, finally works to get his sister married to the boy that she loves.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

The music composed by Bharathwaj.[1]

Kundakka Mandakka
Soundtrack album by
Released22 September 2005
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LanguageTamil
ProducerBharadwaj
Bharadwaj chronology
Andha Naal Nyabagam
(2005)
Kundakka Mandakka
(2005)
Idhaya Thirudan
(2006)
No. Song Singers Lyrics
1 8 Thisaigal Tippu Snehan
2 Nee Vendum Janani Bharadwaj, Srinivas
3 Mun Jenmam Sathya
4 Vanthutaya Vadivelu
5 Niagara Pop Shalini
6 Vattamittu Suchitra

Critical reception[edit]

The movie received mixed reviews from critics

Malathi Rangarajan of The Hindu wrote, "Don't look for coherence or logic in `Kundakka Mandakka,' because most of the time it is inane humour that rules."[2]

Sify wrote, "Enough endured. Instead of viewing this farce, stay at home and watch cartoon network!"[3]

Behindwoods said, "Kundakka Mandakka is a movie for the front benchers and is a sure hit in the B and C theatres. Asokan, a debutant director, literally scares the masses with the presentation."[4]

Indiaglitz stated, "Parthiban as usual comes up with tricks, which always ends up Vadivelu in trouble, and is pretty sharp in his repartee and witticisms. He has a way with words and it comes naturally to him. Vadivelu provides relief at many places in the movie while Lakshmi Rai oozes glamour all through. Director Ashokan shows some sparkle in handling earthy humor. Though the essential idea is old, the film does evoke plenty of laughs."[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kundakka Mandakka Songs". raaga. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  2. ^ http://www.hindu.com/fr/2005/10/14/stories/2005101401010200.htm
  3. ^ http://www.sify.com/movies/kundakka-mandakka-review-tamil-13960357.html
  4. ^ http://www.behindwoods.com/features/Reviews/reviews1/kundakkamandakka/tamil-movie-review-kundakkamandakka.html
  5. ^ http://www.indiaglitz.com/channels/tamil/review/7696.html