|Produced by||M. S. V. Gopi|
|Written by||Sivaram Gandhi (dialogues)|
|Edited by||P. Mohanraj|
|28 February 1997|
Mappillai Gounder (lit. Gounder, the groom) is a 1997 Indian Tamil language film written and directed by Manivasagam. The film features Prabhu and Sakshi Shivanand in the lead roles, while Swathi plays a supporting role. The film, which has music composed by Deva, released in February 1997.
Subramani aka Mappillai Gounder (Prabhu) is the son of a rich landlord (Vinu Chakravarthy) living in a village. Subramani dreams of marrying his niece Priya (Sakshi) who lives in the US. Upon her return neither Priya nor her father (Nizhalgal Ravi) are interested in the wedding proposal with Subramani and this deteriorates Subramani's father's health. While Priya's father is on a business trip to Singapore, Subramani meets Priya in Chennai and convinces her to come to his village and stay for a few days with the hope of his father’s health to improve. Priya does not like the village lifestyle initially, however she understands the good nature of Subramani and gradually falls for him. Meanwhile, there is Amsavalli (Swathi) who works at Subramani’s home and she also falls in love with Subramani but does not express her feelings knowing Subramani's love for Priya but Subramani understands Amsavalli's feelings. Priya's father comes back from Singapore and gets furious knowing that Priya is with Subramani in his village and goes immediately to bring her back. Priya confesses her love for Subramani to her father and beyond a point, her father agrees for their wedding. Priya returns to the village but is shocked to see the wedding happening between Subramani and Amsavalli. Subramani says that village lifestyle will not suit Priya and convinces her to marry an educated guy as per her match. Finally Subramani and Amsavalli are united.
- Prabhu as Subramani aka Mapillai Gounder
- Sakshi Shivanand as Priya
- Swathi as Amsavalli
- Vadivelu as Muthan
- Vinu Chakravarthy
- Nizhalgal Ravi
- Master Mahendran
Soundtrack was composed by Deva. Lyrics written by Kalidasan, Kamakodiyan, Ponniyin Selvan, Vetri Kondan.
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