Theatrical release poster
|Produced by||G. Hanumantha Rao|
|Story by||Prayag Raaj|
C. R. Vijayakumari
|Edited by||Kothagiri Gopalrao|
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. The high-budget film was a failure at the box office. The film was shot in the expensive 70 mm film format. First time, 6 Track Stereo Phonic sound is used by Illayaraja for this film.
- 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||04:23|
Maaveeran was released on 1 November 1986, Diwali day, and faced heavy competition with Punnagai Mannan and Palaivana Rojakkal. 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". The Indian Express wrote on 7 November 1986, "One Manmohan Desai in Hindi is enough. Was a Tamil import of his film necessary?".
- Ramachandran 2012, p. 111.
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- Ramachandran 2012, pp. 111-112.
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