Majaa

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Majaa
Majaa DVD Cover.jpg
DVD Cover
Directed byShafi
Produced byRockline Venkatesh
Screenplay byViji
Story byBenny P Nayarambalam
Based onThommanum Makkalum
By Shafi
StarringVikram
Pasupathy
Asin
Vadivelu
Anu Prabhakar
Sindhu Tolani
Biju Menon
Vijayakumar
Murali
Manivannan
Music byVidyasagar
CinematographyBalasubramaniem
Edited byV. T. Vijayan
Production
company
Distributed byAascar Films International
Release date
1 November 2005
Running time
138 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Majaa is a 2005 Tamil action comedy film directed by Shafi, starring Vikram, Asin, Vadivelu, Pasupathy, Anu Prabhakar, Vijayakumar, Manivannan, Sindhu Tolani, Murali and Biju Menon. The music is composed by Vidyasagar. It tells the story of two adopted children changing from their old, mischievous ways of life. The film is a remake of Shafi's own Malayalam film Thommanum Makkalum. The movie was dubbed in Telugu with the same title. The movie was later dubbed into Hindi as " Dada No. 1" by Cinecurry and Royal Film Company.

Plot[edit]

Govindan (Manivannan) is a thief who has two children: Aadhi (Pasupathy) and Arivumathi (Vikram). Years go by and the brothers decide to stop stealing, mend their ways, and lead a hardworking life with their father. They migrate to a neighboring village and meet a retired agricultural officer Chidambaram (Vijayakumar), who is in deep debt and is under pressure from the village's landlord Kalingarayar (Murali) to clear his debts. In efforts to help Chidambaram, Mathi confronts Seetha Lakshmi (Asin), Kalingarayar's daughter, who comes to collect the money Chidambaram owes her father. Seetha Lakshmi starts to acquire a liking for Mathi, but keeps it hidden due to her father's atrocious temper. In an attempt to teach Kalingarayar a lesson, Mathi forcibly ties the mangalsutram around Seetha's neck. Kalingarayar, realizing his daughter's love for Mathi, comes down to arrange a grand remarriage between the two. But things go awry when Manicka Vel (Biju Menon), Seetha Lakshmi's maternal uncle, comes to town in an effort to stop the wedding between the two as he has plans of marrying her and wiping her family fortune.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Vikram watched the Mammootty starrer Thommanum Makkalum, and requested director Shafi to remake it with him, in Tamil.[1] The film was launched at AVM Studios in 2005, a huge set of village was erected at studios.[2] The film was launched at AVM Studios in 2005, a huge set of village was erected at studios.[3] Asin selected to play heroine after Jyothika and Trisha rejected.[4] The crew went to Australia to shoot a song.[5] Vikram worked as an assistant director under Shafi for this film.[1]

Soundtrack[edit]

Majaa
Soundtrack album by
Released20 October 2005
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelAyngaran Music
An Ak Audio
Aditya Music
ProducerVidyasagar
Vidyasagar chronology
Kaiyoppu
(2005)
Majaa
(2005)
Periyar
(2005)

Lyrics written by Pa. Vijay, Kabilan and Yugabharathi.

Song title Singers
"Thai Maasam" Shankar Mahadevan, Anuradha Sriram
"Chi Chi Chi" Harini, Shankar Mahadevan, Savitha Reddy, Viji, Karthik
"Hey Pangaali" Udit Narayan, Manickka Vinayakam, Tippu
"Podhumadaa Saami" Kailash Kher
"Sollitharavaa" Madhu Balakrishnan, Sadhana Sargam

Release[edit]

The satellite rights of the film were sold to Raj TV.[6] The film was released on 2 November 2005 on the eve of Diwali.

Reception[edit]

Sify wrote:"The major flaw of Majaa is its wafer-thin story and screenplay, a mediocre subject to be remade from Malayalam, sic the film gives you a dreary sense of déjà vu, a feeling that one has seen it before.[7]

Box office[edit]

It was declared as an average grosser.[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 1 February 2015. Retrieved 2011-07-31.
  2. ^ "interview - Archived copy". Archived from the original on 1 February 2015. Retrieved 2011-07-31.
  3. ^ http://www.indiaglitz.com/channels/tamil/article/15262.html. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "www.indiaglitz.com/channels/tamil/article/15111.html".
  5. ^ "www.indiaglitz.com/channels/hindi/article/17259.html".
  6. ^ "Majaa Movie on Raj TV". In.com. 1 October 2015. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
  7. ^ "www.sify.com/movies/majaa-review-tamil-13975377.html".
  8. ^ "www.sify.com/movies/boxoffice.php?id=13980025&cid=13525926".
  9. ^ "www.sify.com/movies/boxoffice.php?id=14012644&cid=13525926".

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