Mappillai (1989 film)
|Produced by||Allu Aravind|
|Written by||Panju Arunachalam|
|Screenplay by||Panju Arunachalam|
|Story by||Geetha Arts Story Department|
|Edited by||M. Vellaisamy|
|Distributed by||Pyramid Movies|
|28 October 1989|
Mappillai (English: Son-in-law) is a 1989 Tamil action comedy film directed by Rajasekhar starring Rajinikanth and Amala in lead roles. It is a remake of Telugu film Athaku Yamudu Ammayiki Mogudu, 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 opened to positive response from the public and ran for 200 days. The film was remade again in Tamil with the same title, after 22 years in 2011.
Aarumugam 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. At that time he calls his friend (played by Chiranjeevi) and tells him that during his marriage there are goons who will try to stop it. He requests Chiranjeevi to look after the rowdies and he comes, fights off the goons, attends the marriage and goes. Since Aarumugam has married Geetha against her mother's wishes, Rajarajeswari vows to separate them while Aarumugam vows to prevent that and make Rajarajeswari understand that love and affection are more important than money.
- Rajinikanth as Aarumugam
- Amala as Geetha
- Srividya as Rajarajeswari
- Nizhalgal Ravi as Ravi
- Vinu Chakravarthy
- S. S. Chandran
- Dubbing Janaki
- Chiranjeevi in a special appearance
- Srihari as one of the henchmen
|1||Ennathaan Sugamo||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki||Panju Arunachalam||04:26|
|2||Ennoda Raasi||Malaysia Vasudevan||Gangai Amaran||04:22|
|3||Maanin Iru Kangal||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki||Vaali||04:27|
|4||Unai Thaan Nitham||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki||04:17|
|5||Veru Velai Unakku||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki||Piraisoodan||04:30|
- "Mapillai". The Hindu. 15 April 2011. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
- "Mappillai Songs". raaga. Retrieved 2013-02-11.