Malaiyoor Mambattiyan

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Malaiyoor Mambattiyan
Malaiyoor Mambattiyan.jpg
Poster
Directed byRajasekhar
Produced bySiva. Ramadoss
W. S. Sivashankar
K. M. Ravi
K. Muthukumaran
Written byRajasekhar
Story byRaghavan Thambi
StarringThiagarajan
Saritha
Jaishankar
Silk Smita
Senthamarai
Goundamani
Sangili Murugan
Senthil
Music byIlaiyaraaja
CinematographyV. Ranga
Edited byR. Vittal
Production
company
Sri Devi Bagavathy Films
Distributed bySri Devi Bagavathy Films
Release date
  • 1983 (1983)
Running time
135 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Malaiyoor Mambattiyan (literally, Man with shovel from Malaiyoor) is a 1983 Tamil-language Indian vigilante film directed by Rajasekhar, starring Thiagarajan, Saritha and Silk Smita. The film became a blockbuster and established Thigarajan as a star.[1]

The film was remade in Hindi by Rajasekhar himself as Gangvaa with Rajinikanth and Shabana Azmi in the lead.[2] Later in 2011, Thiagarajan remade this film with his son Prashanth, titled as Mambattiyan.[3]

Plot[edit]

There is a group of youngsters in the village headed by Mambattiyan, who lead life in a forest by robbing the rich and distributing the wealth to the poor; thus Mambattiyan becomes the local Robin Hood.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Thiagarajan was inspired to make a film on the bandit after he got to hear folk song praising the man for helping the village and hailed as "true Robin Hood".[4]

Soundtrack[edit]

The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[5] The songs "Chinnai Ponnu Selai" and "Kaattu Vazhi" were well received and was later reused in its 2011 remake.[3]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 "Aaduthadi" Malaysia Vasudevan, S. P. Sailaja Vaali 04:39
2 "Chinna Ponnu Selai" Ilaiyaraaja, S. Janaki Vairamuthu 04:11
3 "Kaattu Vazhi Pogum" Ilaiyaraaja 03:41
4 "Vellarikka" Gangai Amaran, S. P. Sailaja Gangai Amaran 04:57

Remakes[edit]

Year Film Language Cast Director
1984 Gangvaa Hindi Rajinikanth, Shabana Azmi, Suresh Oberoi, Amrish Puri, Sarika Rajasekhar
2011 Mambattiyan Tamil Prashanth, Meera Jasmine, Mumaith Khan, Prakash Raj Thiagarajan

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A mastermind at work". The Hindu. 1 February 2017. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  2. ^ Us Salam, Ziya (21 December 2012). "Superstar Chronicles". The Hindu. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Mambattiyan - Chennai". The Hindu. 8 December 2011. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  4. ^ TNN (14 January 2017). "The story behind Mambattiyan". Times of India. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Malaiyoor Mambattiyan Songs". raaga. Retrieved 21 November 2013.

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