Kuppathu Raja (2019 film)

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Kuppathu Raja
Kuppathu Raja Poster.jpeg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byBaba Bhaskar
Produced byM Saravanan
S Siraj
T Saravanan
Written byBaba Bhaskar
Screenplay byBaba Bhaskar
StarringG. V. Prakash Kumar
Parthiban
Palak Lalwani
Poonam Bajwa
Yogi Babu
Music byG. V. Prakash Kumar
CinematographyMahesh Muthuswami
Edited byPraveen K. L.
Production
company
S FOCUSS
Distributed byS FOCUSS
Release date
  • April 5, 2019 (2019-04-05)
Running time
120 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Kuppathu Raja (transl. King of Slums) is a 2019 Indian Tamil-language action comedy-drama film written and directed by choreographer Baba Bhaskar. The film stars G. V. Prakash Kumar, Palak Lalwani, Poonam Bajwa and Parthiban,[1] with Yogi Babu in supporting roles. The background score and soundtrack were composed by Prakash Kumar, while cinematography was dealt by Mahesh Muthuswami and editing was managed by Praveen. The film began pre-production in March 2017. Kuppathu Raja is produced by Saravanan, Siraj and Saravanan under the banner S FOCUSS production.

Premise[edit]

The movie is about the relationships between a few slum dwellers and how some antisocial elements create unrest in their lives. The slum is dominated by a five-member gang headed by MG Rajendran (Parthiban), a do-gooder and hardcore fan of MGR. The people there look up to him, and he has the final say in everything. Rocket (G. V. Prakash Kumar) is the son of Rajendran's aide Oor Niyayam (M. S. Bhaskar). He has a devil-may-care attitude and is in love with Kamala (Palak Lalwani), another girl from the slum. When the couple dreams of a life together, Mary (Poonam Bajwa), a new resident to the slum, changes their lives. Meanwhile, a series of untoward incidents disrupt the peaceful lives in the slum.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Choreographer Baba Bhaskar announced his first film as a director in September 2016 and cast G. V. Prakash Kumar in the lead role. Cinematographer Mahesh Muthuswami, editor Praveen K. L. and art director Kiran were also revealed to form a part of the technical crew.[2] The film was revealed to have two lead actresses.[3][4] Poonam Bajwa is roped in to play a role of Anglo-Indian in the film.[5] The film began production in late March 2017, with the title Kuppathu Raja named after Rajinikanth's 1979 film of same name announced and actor Parthiban joining the team.[6][7]

Release[edit]

The movie was released worldwide on 5 April 2019 and received mixed reviews from critics.[8][9]

Soundtrack[edit]

The soundtrack was composed by G. V. Prakash Kumar.

Kuppathu Raja
Soundtrack album by
Released2019
GenreSoundtrack
Length15:55
LanguageTamil
LabelJunglee Music
ProducerG. V. Prakash Kumar
G. V. Prakash Kumar chronology
Semma
(2018)
Kuppathu Raja
(2019)
Watchman
(2019)
No.TitleSingersLength
1."Enga Area Engaludhu"Santhosh Hariharan3:23
2."Meen Kuzhambu"Gana Guna2:46
3."Indha Sirruki Ippo"Priya Himesh3:07
4."En Uyira Nee Irrundha"G. V. Prakash Kumar3:55
5."Vazhkaiyea Oru Olivilakku"Gana Bala, Velmurugan2:44
Total length:15:55

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GV Prakash-Parthiepan team up now". Top 10 Cinema. 1 April 2017. Retrieved 2 April 2017.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "NotFound". Iflicks.
  4. ^ "G V Prakash To Romance More Than One Heroine Again". 26 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Poonam Bajwa turns Anglo Indian for GV Prakash's next". Top 10 Cinema. 3 April 2017. Retrieved 5 April 2017.
  6. ^ "OMG! GVP begins brand new movie with a Rajini title - Tamil News". IndiaGlitz.com. 30 March 2017.
  7. ^ "GV Prakash's Kuppathu Raja to commence tomorrow". Behindwoods. 29 March 2017.
  8. ^ "Kuppathu Raja Review {2.5/5}: The film doesn't offer anything new" – via timesofindia.indiatimes.com.
  9. ^ "Kuppathu Raja movie review: A tedious watch that wastes GV Prakash's potential- Entertainment News, Firstpost". Firstpost. 6 April 2019.