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Maaveeran poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRajasekhar
Produced byG. Hanumantha Rao
Screenplay byRajasekhar
Story byPrayag Raaj
Dara Singh
C. R. Vijayakumari
Music byIlaiyaraaja
CinematographyV. Ranga
Edited byKothagiri Gopalrao
Release date
  • 1 November 1986 (1986-11-01)
Running time
157 minutes
Budget5 crore

Maaveeran (lit. Great Warrior) is a 1986 Tamil-language action film directed by Rajasekhar. Ambika appeared in a glamorous role alongside Rajinikanth. She first comes across as a rude princess, who later falls in love with him. It is a remake of the Hindi film Mard.[1] The high-budget film was a failure at the box office. The film was shot in the expensive 70 mm film format.[2] First time, 6 Track Stereo Phonic sound is used by Illayaraja for this film.



The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[3]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 "Ammaa Ammaa" Malaysia Vasudevan Vaali 04:22
2 "Ezhugave" Malaysia Vasudevan Vairamuthu 04:28
3 "Hey Maina" Malaysia Vasudevan, K. S. Chithra Gangai Amaran 04:26
4 "Nee Koduththatha" Malaysia Vasudevan, K. S. Chithra Vaali 07:01
5 "Sokku Podi" Malaysia Vasudevan, K. S. Chithra Gangai Amaran 04:37
6 "Vaangada Vaanga" Malaysia Vasudevan 04:23


Maaveeran was released on 1 November 1986, Diwali day,[4] and faced heavy competition with Punnagai Mannan and Palaivana Rojakkal.[5] The film was above average grosser commercially because, according to Rajinikanth's biographer Naman Ramachandran, the combination of Punnagai Mannan's director K. Balachander, lead actor Kamal Haasan, lead actress Revathi and the soundtrack by Ilaiyaraaja "proved too much for Maaveeran, and its audience was restricted to hard-core Rajinikanth fans".[6] The Indian Express wrote on 7 November 1986, "One Manmohan Desai in Hindi is enough. Was a Tamil import of his film necessary?".[7]


  1. ^ Ramachandran 2012, p. 111.
  2. ^ "Madras Musings - We care for Madras that is Chennai". Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Maaveeran Songs". raaga. Retrieved 24 December 2013.
  4. ^ "Maaveeran". The Indian Express. 1 November 1986. p. 7.
  5. ^ "Rajinikanth turns 67: More than moondru mugam". The New Indian Express. 11 December 2017. Archived from the original on 20 April 2018. Retrieved 20 April 2018.
  6. ^ Ramachandran 2012, pp. 111-112.
  7. ^ "Rajini's Raj". The Indian Express. 7 November 1986. p. 14.