Mappillai Gounder

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Mappillai Gounder
Directed byManivasagam
Produced byM. S. V. Gopi
Written bySivaram Gandhi (dialogues)
Screenplay byManivasagam
Story byArunmaaran
Sakshi Shivanand
Music byDeva
CinematographyJayanan Vincent
Edited byP. Mohanraj
Janaki Films
Release date
28 February 1997
Running time
141 min

Mappillai Gounder 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.


Prabhu is the son of a rich landlord Vinu Chakravarthy living in a village. Prabhu dreams of marrying his niece Sakshi who lives in the US. Upon her return neither Sakshi nor her father Nizhalgal Ravi are interested in the wedding proposal with Prabhu and this deteriorates Vinu Chakravarthy’s health. Prabhu convinces Sakshi to come to his village and stay for a few days with the hope of his father’s health to improve. Sakshi does not like the village lifestyle initially, however she understands the good nature of Prabhu and gradually falls for him. Meanwhile, there is Swathi who works at Prabhu’s home and she also falls for Prabhu but does not express her feelings as she thinks Prabhu loves Sakshi. Sakshi expresses her intention of marrying Prabhu but he denies saying that the village lifestyle will not suit her. Prabhu convinces Sakshi to marry an educated guy as per her match. Finally Prabhu marries Swathi.



Thambi Ramaiah made his debut as an assistant director with the venture, assisting Manivasagam who had earlier made Sarathkumar's Nadodi Mannan (1995).[1]


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