Marumagan

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Marumagan
Directed by Manivasagam
Produced by K. Balu
Written by Manivasagam
K. J. Anumohan (dialogues)
Starring
Music by Deva
Cinematography A. Venkatesh
Edited by P. Mohanraj
Production
company
K. B. Films
Release date
  • 7 July 1995 (1995-07-07)
Running time
150 minutes
Country India
Language Tamil

Marumagan (English: Son-in-law) is a 1995 Tamil drama film directed by Manivasagam. The film features Karthik and Meena in lead roles. The film, produced by K. Balu, had musical score by Deva and was released on 7 July 1995. The film, released to negative reviews, failed at the box office.[1][2][3]

Plot[edit]

After working in Bombay as a tailor, Thangarasu (Karthik) comes back to home and opens a tailor shop in his neighborhood. His speciality is taking measurements without touching the women, his shop becomes quickly very popular among the women. Thangarasu falls in love with Manjula (Meena), the daughter of Mayilsamy Gounder (Radha Ravi). Mayilsamy Gounder, an ex-Member of Parliament and an illicit liquor smuggler, plans a return to politics. In the meantime, Thangarasu and Manjula announce their love on a TV Channel. Mayilsamy Gounder is first angry but he uses this opportunity to win the upcoming election. Everything was fine until that Thangarasu's mother Thaiyamma (Manorama) learns the news and she objects for the marriage. What transpires later forms the crux of the story.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Marumagan
Soundtrack album by Deva
Released 1995
Recorded 1995
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 28:21
Producer Deva

The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Deva. The soundtrack, released in 1995, features 6 tracks with lyrics written by Vairamuthu.[4][5]

Track Song Singer(s) Duration
1 'En Rasave' S. Janaki 4:21
2 'Laila Laila' S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra 5:28
3 'Mamma Mamma' Mano, Malgudi Subha, Manorama 4:49
4 'Manjula Manjula' Suresh Peters, Malgudi Subha 5:04
5 'Oh Ragini' (solo) S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 3:26
6 'Oh Ragini' (duet) S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki 5:13

Reception[edit]

The film received negative reviews. Balaji Balasubramaniam stated: "Marumagan is a movie where the whole somehow seems better than the sum of its parts. Seen individually, the movie offers nothing new in any department. The romance is uninteresting, the lovers face the age-old problem of opposition from their parents and the 'mother sentiment' is put to full use. But the movie as a whole offers passable entertainment atleast [sic] until the last quarter when things completely fall apart."[3] Bombay tailor comedy track performed by Goundamani and Senthil is the best memorable one among tamil audience.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maru Magan (1995) Tamil Movie". spicyonion.com. Retrieved 2013-12-30. 
  2. ^ "Tamil Movie News--1995 Review". groups.google.com. 1996-01-09. Retrieved 2013-12-30. 
  3. ^ a b Balaji Balasubramaniam. "MARUMAGAN". Retrieved 2013-12-30. 
  4. ^ "Marumagan - Deva". thiraipaadal.com. Retrieved 2013-12-30. 
  5. ^ "Marumagan on Nokia Music". music.ovi.com. Retrieved 2013-12-30.