M. Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi

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M. Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi
M.Kumaran movie poster.jpg
DVD Cover
Directed byM. Raja
Produced byM. Raja
Written byPrasanna Kumar (dialogues)
Story byPuri Jagannadh
Based onAmma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi
by Puri Jagannadh
Starring
Music bySrikanth Deva
CinematographyBalasubramaniem[1]
Edited byS. Surajkavee
Production
company
Jayam Productions
Release date
1 October 2004[2]
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

M. Kumaran Son of Mahalakshmi is a 2004 Tamil family drama film directed by M. Raja, starring Jayam Ravi, Asin Thottumkal, Nadhiya and Prakash Raj in the lead roles while Vivek and Subbaraju play supporting roles. The film's score and soundtrack are composed by Srikanth Deva. The film was emerged as a blockbuster and one of the most profitable movies of 2004. This movie was a remake of the Telugu film Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi.

Plot[edit]

For Kumaran (Jayam Ravi), life is about his mother Mahalakshmi (Nadhiya), who was separated from her husband Eeshwar (Prakash Raj). Eeshwar goes on to pursue his passion in kickboxing and becomes a world-renowned trainer based in Malaysia. Mahalakshmi stays in India and devotes her life to bringing up her son. Kumaran is also passionate about kickboxing and shares a special relationship with his mother. In between, he falls in love with Malabar aka Mythili (Asin Thottumkal), but his life is destroyed after his mother's death. On her deathbed, she tells him to meet Eeshwar, and Kumaran goes to Malaysia to meet him. Kumaran gets a job at his father's kickboxing academy but finds him with another wife (Aishwarya) and a daughter. Kumaran feels betrayed and angry, and this causes plenty of friction between him and his father. Eeshwar trains a boxer Anand (Subbaraju), whom he is sure will win the championship. Anand is Eeshwar's devotion, and on many occasions, he demonstrates his preference for Anand over Kumaran. Anand makes Eeshwar's daughter pregnant and dumps her. He turns traitor to Eeshwar and joins another team when they offer him a better contract. The rest of the story is about how Eeshwar trains Kumaran against Anand and wins the kickboxing competition, while Kumaran helps his half-sister with her love. Kumaran wins the kickboxing championship. The movie ends with Kumaran seeing a final apparition of his mother looking at him proudly and waving goodbye.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

After the success of Jayam (2003), Raja decided to remake successful Telugu film Amma Nanna O Tamil Ammayi (2003) with his brother Ravi in lead role. Asin, who appeared in the Telugu version made her debut in Tamil cinema with this film. Nadhiya made her acting comeback with this film portraying Ravi's mother as Raja felt that he wanted to portray her as a modern mother as opposed to the usual portrayal of mothers and she was the right choice for the role.[3][4] The film was originally titled M. Kumaran S/O Bhagyalakshmi before reverting to original title.[5] The film was extensively shot in Malaysia.

Soundtrack[edit]

The songs and background score was done by Srikanth Deva. The songs got positive reviews.[6]

M. Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi
Soundtrack album by
ReleasedOct 1, 2004
Recorded2004
GenreSoundtrack
Length38:45
LabelDivo
ProducerSrikanth Deva
Srikanth Deva chronology
Kuththu
(2004)
M. Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi
(2004)
Aai
(2004)


Track list
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Chennai Senthamizh"Na. MuthukumarHarish Raghavendra4:17
2."Neeye Neeye"VaaliKK6:19
3."Ayyo Ayyo"YugabharathiUdit Narayan, Shalini Singh5:47
4."Vacchuka Vacchukava"Srikanth DevaKK, Srilekha Parthasarathy5:25
5."Yaaru Yaaru Ivano"KabilanDevan, Febi Mani5:13
6."Tamizh Nattu Maanava"Pa. VijayShankar Mahadevan, Premgi Amaren5:22
7."Neeye Neeye II"VaaliSrikanth Deva6:22
Total length:38:45

Release[edit]

The satellite rights of the film were sold to Sun TV.[7]

Critical reception[edit]

The film received generally positive reviews with Indiaglitz.com saying "If you like films with sentiments, M Kumaran...is for you".[8] Behindwoods.com stated that "Raja has done well for his second film" and "he has well defined the relationship between a mother and a son in this movie", while The Hindu wrote that "casting is a main draw", praising the inclusion of Nadhiya.[9][10] Rediff.com also listed the film amongst the "best Tamil films of 2004", stating that the film was "a big success".[11]

The film went on to become a commercial success and a major leap in Jayam Ravi's career.[12]

Box-office[edit]

The film collected share of 54 lakh in 40 days in Chennai[13] and 5 crore throughout Tamil Nadu selling 3 million tickets.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "K. T. Balasubramaniem BIOGRAPHY (First look..)". Chennai Patrika. 14 February 2011.
  2. ^ "M. Kumaran son of Mahalakshmi Tamil Movie Review - Critics Review - CineBee App". CineBee.
  3. ^ "Tamil movies : Nadhiya is back again". www.behindwoods.com.
  4. ^ "Raja of remakes". 12 October 2007 – via www.thehindu.com.
  5. ^ "`Remake` Ravi is back!".
  6. ^ https://www.saavn.com/s/song/tamil/M.-Kumaran-SO-Mahalakshmi/Vacchukka-Vacchukka/P14EWjhKXF0
  7. ^ "M. KUMARAN S/O MAHALAKSHMI". timesofindia.com. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
  8. ^ "M.Kumaran Movie review from indiaglitz.com". Retrieved 11 February 2012.
  9. ^ "Entertainment / Film Review : M. Kumaran Son of". The Hindu. 8 October 2004. Retrieved 28 December 2015.
  10. ^ ""M.Kumaran Son of Mahalakshmi" – Review". Behindwoods.com. Retrieved 28 December 2015.
  11. ^ "rediff.com: The Best Tamil Films, 2004". Specials.rediff.com. Retrieved 28 December 2015.
  12. ^ "Metro Plus Coimbatore / Personality : The family `connection'". The Hindu. 25 October 2004. Retrieved 28 December 2015.
  13. ^ "'Jayam' Ravi is victorious second time!".

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