|Produced by||Siva. Ramadoss|
W. S. Sivashankar
K. M. Ravi
|Story by||Raghavan Thambi|
|Edited by||R. Vittal|
Sri Devi Bagavathy Films
|Distributed by||Sri Devi Bagavathy Films|
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.
The film was remade in Hindi by Rajasekhar himself as Gangvaa with Rajinikanth and Shabana Azmi in the lead. Later in 2011, Thiagarajan remade this film with his son Prashanth, titled as Mambattiyan.
There is a group of youngsters in the village headed by Mambattiyana, who lead life in a forest by robbing the rich and distributing the wealth to the poor; thus Mambattiyana becomes the local Robin Hood.
- Thiagarajan as Mambattiyana
- Saritha as Kannaathaa
- Jaishankar as DSP Ranjith
- Silk Smita as Gypsy
- Senthamarai as Landlord Sundaralingam
- Goundamani as Landlord Chinna Pannai
- Jayamalini as Sornam
- Sangili Murugan as Duplicate Mambatiyan
- Muthu Bharathi as Oomai Durai
- Senthil as Bullet
- S. N. Lakshmi
- Vinod Raj as a police officer
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".
|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|
|1984||Gangvaa||Hindi||Rajinikanth, Shabana Azmi, Suresh Oberoi, Amrish Puri, Sarika||Rajasekhar|
|2011||Mambattiyan||Tamil||Prashanth, Meera Jasmine, Mumaith Khan, Prakash Raj||Thiagarajan|
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