Kuppathu Raja (2019 film)
|Directed by||Baba Bhaskar|
|Starring||G. V. Prakash Kumar|
|Music by||G. V. Prakash Kumar|
|Edited by||Praveen K. L.|
|5 April 2019|
Kuppathu Raja (English: King of the Slums) is a 2019 Indian Tamil action comedy-drama film directed by Baba Bhaskar. The film features G. V. Prakash Kumar, Poonam Bajwa and Parthiban in the lead roles. Featuring music also composed by Prakash Kumar and cinematography by Mahesh Muthuswami, the film began production during March 2017. Producer is Saravanan and Siraj and Saravanan S FocuSS production. It was released on 5 April 2019 to positive reviews.
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 a 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 (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.
- G. V. Prakash Kumar as Rocket
- Parthiban as MG Rajendran
- Palak Lalwani as Kalyani
- Poonam Bajwa as Mary
- M. S. Bhaskar as Rajendran's aide
- Yogi Babu
- R. N. R. Manohar
- Aravind Akash
- Jangiri Madhumitha
- Ajay Raj
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. The film was revealed to have two lead actresses. Poonam Bajwa is roped in to play a role of Anglo-Indian in the film. 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.
Kuppathu Raja was released on 5 April 2019.
|Producer||G. V. Prakash Kumar|
- "GV Prakash-Parthiepan team up now". Top 10 Cinema. 1 April 2017. Retrieved 2 April 2017.
- "Poonam Bajwa turns Anglo Indian for GV Prakash's next". Top 10 Cinema. 3 April 2017. Retrieved 5 April 2017.
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