Theatrical release poster
|Produced by||G. Hanumantha Rao|
|Story by||Prayag Raaj|
|Edited by||Kothagiri Gopalrao|
Maaveeran (transl. Great Warrior) is a 1986 Indian Tamil-language action film directed by Rajashekar. A remake of the 1985 Hindi film Mard, it stars Rajinikanth, Ambika and Jaishankar. The film revolves around a rude princess, who falls in love with a simpleton after initially being hostile towards him.
- Rajinikanth as Raja / Maaveeran
- Ambika as Rekha
- Jaishankar as Harry
- Sujatha as Mother of raja
- Vijayakumar as Joe
- Dara Singh as Sethupathi
- C. R. Vijayakumari as Gowri
- Nagesh as Stepfather of raja
- Thengai Srinivasan as Drama head – Guest Appearance
- Sunitha as Helina
- Vittal Prasad as Vicky
|1||"Ammaa Ammaa"||Malaysia Vasudevan||Vaali||04:22|
|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||Gangai Amaran||04:23|
Release and reception
Maaveeran was released on 1 November 1986, Diwali day, and faced heavy competition from Punnagai Mannan and Palaivana Rojakkal. The Indian Express wrote on 7 November 1986, "One Manmohan Desai in Hindi is enough. Was a Tamil import of his film necessary?". The film failed at the box-office 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".
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