Makkal Aatchi

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

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. The film's music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja. The film revolves around Sethupathi, a common man who accidentally finds a stash of money which he then uses to become a politician.[1]

The film was a super hit at the box office even though it clashed with the Rajinikanth starrer Muthu and the Kamal Haasan starrer Kuruthipunal . The film was also a commercial success in Kerala. With consecutive box office successes, the film elevated Mammootty to the status of a Superstar among the Tamil audience.

The film received positive reviews from critics particularly the film's dialogues by Liaquat Ali Khan, which won rave reviews from critics. BehindWoods.com listed Makkal Aatchi in its list of "10 Memorable Political Tamil Films That Made People Think." The movie was dubbed in Malayalam as Ente Naadu following the success of the film in Tamil Nadu.[2][3]

Premise[edit]

Sethupathi, a common man, gets lucky when he 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 the state.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[3]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 "Ippothu Ena" Lekha Pazhani Bharathi 5:06
2 "Kathavukku Kathavu" Swarnalatha Kamakodiyan 6:00
3 "Kottu Melangal" K. S. Chithra Muthulingam 5:09
4 "Melooru Maaman" K. S. Chithra Mu. Metha 5:05
5 "Nam Naadu" Malaysia Vasudevan, Swarnalatha Vaali 5:17

Release[edit]

The film was released on October 23, 1995. The film was dubbed into Malayalam as Ente Naadu. The film was released along Rajinikanth starrer Muthu and the Kamal Haasan starrer Kuruthipunal released at the same time and both clashed at the box office.[4][1] It was a box office success, completing a 150-day run in theatres.[5][6]

Critical reception[edit]

The film received positive reviews from critics praising the film's story and script. The film's dialogues by Liaquat Ali Khan, won rave reviews from critics. BehindWoods.com listed Makkal Aatchi in its list of "10 memorable political Tamil films that made people think."[7] Indolink called the film's screenplay and dialogues "quick witted" and "smart".[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "5 Tamil hits of Mammootty as you await 'Peranbu'". Malayala Manorama. 18 July 2018. Archived from the original on 27 June 2021. Retrieved 28 October 2021.
  2. ^ "On the comeback trail". The Hindu. 16 September 2001. Archived from the original on 21 April 2012. Retrieved 28 October 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Makkal Aatchi (1995)". Raaga.com. Archived from the original on 12 September 2013. Retrieved 18 September 2013.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ a b "Deepavali 1997". Indolink. Archived from the original on 17 August 2010. Retrieved 27 June 2021.
  6. ^ "Mammootty's pan-Indian appeal proves he's a bonafide star regardless of how Yatra performs-Entertainment News , Firstpost". Firstpost. 7 February 2019. Retrieved 16 March 2022.
  7. ^ "Makkal Aatchi | 10 memorable political Tamil films that made people think". 12 April 2018.

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