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Makkal Aatchi

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Makkal Aatchi
Directed byR. K. Selvamani
Written by
Screenplay byR. K. Selvamani
Story byP. Kalaimani
Produced byThirupur A. Selvaraj
CinematographyM. V. Panneerselvam
Edited byV. Udhayashankar
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Aarthi International
Release date
  • 23 October 1995 (1995-10-23)

Makkal Aatchi (transl. People's rule) is a 1995 Indian Tamil-language political thriller film written by E. Ramdoss, directed by R. K. Selvamani and produced by Thirupur A. Selvaraj under Aarthi International. The film stars Mammootty, Roja and Ranjitha, while Aishwarya, Anandaraj and Livingston play supporting roles. It revolves around a common man who accidentally finds a stash of money which he then uses to become a politician. The film was released on 23 October 1995, during Diwali, and became a box office success.


Sethupathi, a common man, accidentally finds a large amount of money in a truck. He decides to use the money to enter politics and ends up becoming the chief minister of Tamil Nadu.



The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[1]

Song Singers Lyrics Length
"Ippothu Ena" Lekha Palani Bharathi 5:06
"Kathavukku Kathavu" Swarnalatha Kamakodiyan 6:00
"Kottu Melangal" K. S. Chithra Muthulingam 5:09
"Melooru Maaman" K. S. Chithra Mu. Metha 5:05
"Nam Naadu" Malaysia Vasudevan, Swarnalatha Vaali 5:17

Release and reception[edit]

Makkal Aatchi was released on 23 October 1995, during Diwali,[2] and was dubbed into Malayalam as Ente Naadu. Despite facing competition from other Diwali releases including Muthu and Kuruthipunal, it was a box office success.[3][4] Thulasi of Kalki called it a must watch film.[5] D. S. Ramanujam of The Hindu wrote, "The happenings in the political arena, particularly in Tamil Nadu, are fitted aptly in the screenplay of the director".[6]


Behindwoods listed Makkal Aatchi in its list of "10 memorable political Tamil films that made people think."[7]


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  2. ^ "Deepavali Releases". Indolink. Archived from the original on 17 August 2010. Retrieved 27 June 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  3. ^ Menon, Neelima (7 February 2019). "Mammootty's pan-Indian appeal proves he's a bonafide star regardless of how Yatra performs". Firstpost. Archived from the original on 2 August 2021. Retrieved 28 October 2021.
  4. ^ "5 Tamil hits of Mammootty as you await 'Peranbu'". Onmanorama. 18 July 2018. Archived from the original on 27 June 2021. Retrieved 28 October 2021.
  5. ^ துளசி (19 November 1995). "மக்கள் ஆட்சி". Kalki (in Tamil). p. 64. Archived from the original on 18 May 2023. Retrieved 11 February 2023 – via Internet Archive.
  6. ^ Ramanujam, D. S. (27 October 1995). "Cinema: Makkal Aatchi/Rakasia Police/Kuruthi Punal/Neela Kuyil". The Hindu. p. 27. Archived from the original on 22 December 1996. Retrieved 6 July 2023.
  7. ^ Pandian, Avinash (12 April 2018). "10 memorable political Tamil films that made people think | Makkal Aatchi". Behindwoods. Archived from the original on 31 March 2022. Retrieved 14 April 2022.

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