Mappillai (1989 film)

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Film poster
Directed byRajasekhar
Screenplay byPanchu Arunachalam
Based onAttaku Yamudu Ammayiki Mogudu
Produced byAllu Aravind
CinematographyV Ranga
Edited byM. Vellaisamy
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Release date
  • 28 October 1989 (1989-10-28)

Mappillai (transl. Son-in-law) is a 1989 Indian Tamil-language masala film directed by Rajasekhar, starring Rajinikanth, Srividya and Amala. It is a remake of the 1989 Telugu film Attaku Yamudu Ammayiki Mogudu,[2] the Tamil version was produced by Geetha Arts, and Chiranjeevi who played the lead role in the original Telugu version made a special appearance in this film. The film received a positive response from the public and ran for 200+ days and became a blockbuster. The film was again remade in Tamil with the same title, 22 years later.[3]


Arumugam makes a blazing entrance, gatecrashing a marriage to abduct the bride. Geetha, the bride's friend, gets him arrested but then learns that he had rescued the girl from a forced marriage. Further revelations about him that he is a gold medalist and has a good heart make her fall in love with him. After some convincing, Aarumugam reciprocates too. Meanwhile, Aarumugam's sister is in love with the son of a rich woman Rajarajeswari. When Rajarajeswari learns of this, she foists a false case on her and puts her in jail. It is then that Aarumugam has his first encounter with Rajarajeswari. He then learns that she is none other than Geetha's mother. He also invites Geetha's mother Rajarajeswari to his marriage. Since Aarumugam has married Geetha against her mother's wishes, Rajarajeswari vows to separate them. During the marriage, Aarumugam calls his friend Chiranjeevi that there are goons to stop the marriage where Chiranjeevi comes fights off the goons and attends the marriage and wishes them good luck and leaves. In contrast, Arumugam promises to prevent that and make Rajarajeswari understand that love and affection are more important than money.



Initially the role of the protagonist's mother-in-law was offered to Vyjayanthimala. But she refused the role after which it was given to Srividya.[4][5]


The soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[6] The song "Ennoda Raasi" was recreated for Mappillai's 2011 remake.[7]

Track listing
1."Ennathaan Sugamo"Panchu ArunachalamS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki4:26
2."Ennoda Raasi"Gangai AmaranMalaysia Vasudevan4:22
3."Maanin Iru Kangal"VaaliS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki4:27
4."Unai Thaan Nitham"VaaliS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki4:17
5."Veru Velai Unakku"PiraisoodanS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki4:30
Total length:22:02


P. S. S. of Kalki wrote this Mappillai has carefully observed the seated person without moving.[8]


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  2. ^ Ramachandran, Naman (2012). Rajinikanth: The Definitive Biography. New Delhi: Penguin Books. p. 114. ISBN 978-81-8475-796-5.
  3. ^ Selvaraj, A. (10 April 2011). "Mapillai remake spurs demand for original Rajni-starrer". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 22 June 2021. Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  4. ^ Seshachalam, Bhagyalakshmi (12 August 2019). "Vyjayanthimala: Poise and Spunk amid Glitz and Glam-I". Moneylife. Archived from the original on 12 August 2019. Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  5. ^ "மறக்க முடியுமா? - மாப்பிள்ளை". Dinamalar (in Tamil). 18 August 2020. Archived from the original on 19 August 2020. Retrieved 14 September 2021.
  6. ^ "Mapillai Tamil Film LP Vinyl Record by Ilayaraja". Mossymart. Archived from the original on 14 September 2021. Retrieved 14 September 2021.
  7. ^ "என்னோட ராசி நல்ல ராசி மாப்பிள்ளை தனுஷ்". Kungumam (in Tamil). 4 April 2011. Archived from the original on 14 September 2021. Retrieved 14 September 2021.
  8. ^ பி.எஸ்.எஸ். (12 November 1989). "மாப்பிள்ளை". Kalki (in Tamil). p. 49. Archived from the original on 31 July 2022. Retrieved 20 October 2021.

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