M. Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi
|M. Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi|
|Directed by||M. Raja|
|Produced by||Editor Mohan|
|Written by||Prasanna Kumar (dialogues|
|Story by||Puri Jagannadh|
|Based on||Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi
by Puri Jagannadh
|Music by||Srikanth Deva|
|Edited by||S. Surajkavee|
|1 October 2004|
M. Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi is a 2004 Tamil family-drama film directed by M. Raja, starring Jayam Ravi, Asin Thottumkal, Prakash Raj, Nadhiya in the lead roles while Vivek, Subbaraju and Janagaraj play supporting roles. The film's score and soundtrack are composed by Srikanth Deva. It is a remake of super hit Telugu film Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi starring Ravi Teja, Asin, Prakash Raj, Jayasudha, Subbaraju, Aishwarya Sivachandran, and Ali, directed by Puri Jagannadh which was released on 19 April 2003.
For Kumaran (Jayam Ravi), life is all about his mother Mahalakshmi (Nadhiya), who separated from her husband Eeshwar (Prakash Raj), due to differences in their priorities in life. Eeshwar goes on to pursue his passion in kickboxing and becomes a world-renowned trainer based in Malaysia. On the other hand, Mahalakshmi stays in India and devotes her life to bringing up her son.
Kumaran is also passionate about kickboxing and he shares a very special relationship with his mother. In between, Kumaran falls in love with Malabar aka Mythili (Asin Thottumkal), but his life is destroyed after his mother's death. On her deathbed she tells her son to meet his father, Eeshwar, whom Kumaran had idolised all this while. Kumaran reluctantly goes to Malaysia to meet him.
Eeshwar is happily settled with a new family. Kumaran gets a job at his father's kickboxing academy, but he finds his father with another wife (Aishwarya) and a daughter. Kumaran feels betrayed and angry looking at his father living life there happily without a second thought about his son or his first wife. This causes plenty of friction between Kumaran and Eeshwar.
His father trains a boxer, Anand (Subbaraju), whom his father is sure will win the championship. Anand is Eeshwar's devotion and on many occasions he demonstrates his preference for Anand over Kumaran. This further deepens the rift between Kumaran and his father. 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. He wins the kickboxing championship and the movie ends with Kumaran seeing a final apparition of his mother looking at him proudly and waving goodbye.
- Jayam Ravi as M.Kumaran
- Asin Thottumkal as Mythili aka Malabar
- Nadhiya as Mahalakshmi
- Vivek as Ganesh
- Prakash Raj as Eshwar
- Subbaraju as Anand
- Vijay Sethupathi
- Venniradai Moorthy
- Livingston in guest appearance
The songs and background score was done by Srikanth Deva. The songs got positive reviews.
|1.||"Chennai Senthamizh"||Harish Raghavendra|
|3.||"Ayyo Ayyo"||Udit Narayan, Shalini Singh|
|4.||"Vacchukava"||KK, Srilekha Parthasarathy|
|5.||"Yaaru Yaaru Ivano"||Devan, Febi|
|6.||"Tamizh Nattu"||Shankar Mahadevan|
The movie received generally positive reviews with Indiaglitz.com saying "If you like films with sentiments, M Kumaran...is for you". The film went on to become a commercial success and a major leap in Jayam Ravi's career. His performance in the film earned him the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor.