|Directed by||Prathap K. Pothan|
|Produced by||K. Balu|
|Written by||Shanmuga Priyan|
Prathap K. Pothan
|Edited by||B. Lenin|
V. T. Vijayan
K. B. Films
|Distributed by||K. B. Films|
|24 July 1992|
Magudam (English: Crown) is a 1992 Tamil language drama film, written and directed by Prathap Pothan. It stars Sathyaraj, Bhanupriya and Gauthami in the lead roles. The film was later dubbed into Hindi as Gunda Gardi.
Muthuvelu (Sathyaraj) was brought up by his grandmother (Manorama) and his grandmother does not permit him talk to girls. One night Muthuvelu meets Thilakavathi (Gauthami) and he gets scared thinking that she is a ghost as she was wearing white dress. Then he understands that she is a human. When she tries to drink poison he stops it and ask her why she is committing suicide. She says that she was a medical student and her chief asked her to conduct a post-mortem on a lady. She was coerced into reporting that it was a case of suicide, but she conclusively proved that the lady was killed and that it was done by her husband Thillainathan. For this, Thillainathan spoiled Thilaka's name, killed her mother and tried to kill her also. She did not want to die on their hands, so she decided to commit suicide.
Muthuvelu wants to help her. Soon after the two fall in love. He also convinces his grandma and his grandmother says that Thilaka should continue her studies, for which Velu will help. That time Muthu was arrested by police for a wrong case, framed by Thillainathan. In that period, he loses his land to Thillainathan. When he returns from jail, he is thinking of taking revenge on Thillainathan. He forms a gang and he becomes a local rowdy. Meanwhile, Thilaka becomes a doctor. Then comes Bhavani (Bhanupriya), a mischievous girl, who falls in love with Velu and troubles him to marry her. Meanwhile, Thillainathan tries to kill Muthu by shooting him, but Bhavani saves him and got hurt as he shot her. At the hospital, the doctor says that she is going to die and asked her brother to fulfill her last wish. She says that she wants to die as Muthu's wife and Muthu marries Bhavani. Unfortunately, she was saved by Thilaka and Thilaka's heart was broken on knowing that Muthu was Bhavani's husband. She stops her marriage and his grandma also hates him without knowing the situation of his marriage and goes with Thilaka. Thilaka maintains good friendship with Bhavani and solves her family problems. Meanwhile, Thillainathan tries to kill Muthu in many ways. Bhavani gives a birth to a child. Finally, Thillainathan kidnaps Muthu's child, grandma, Bhavani and Thilakavathi. Muthu and Bhavani's brother come to rescue them. In this process, Bhavani was shot by Thillainathan, saying last words, that Muthu should marry Thilaka and Thilaka should be the mother of her baby. Then she pushes Thillainathan from a rock and she also falls down. They both die. Finally, Muthu marries Thilaka.
- Sathyaraj as Muthuvelu
- Bhanupriya as Bhavani, Wife of Muthu
- Gauthami as Dr. Thilakavathi, Lover of Muthu
- Manorama as Muthuvelu's grandmother
- Charanraj as Bhavani's brother
- Salim Ghouse as Thilainathan
- Goundamani as Thanisami
- Senthil as Manasthan
Soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.
- Chinna Kanna - SPB, Chithra
- Sivappana Chinna - SPB, S Janaki
- Indha Mamavukku - Chithra, Swarnalatha
- Thaangaliye - SPB
- Vanga Kadal - SPB
The film performed average at the box office. The Indian Express wrote "With a weak storyline, an abundance of characters who are never really justified, and a half-hearted treatment, Magudam is a film which never really takes off from the scene one".
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