Mitta Miraasu

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Mitta Miraasu
Directed byKalanjiyam
Produced byCR Karunanidhi
N Rajendran
StarringPrabhu
Roja
Napoleon
Alex
Vadivelu
Kovai Sarala
Mumtaj
Music byAslam Mustafa
CinematographyLalitha Mani
Edited byB. Lenin
V. T. Vijayan
Release date
10 October 2001[1]
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Mitta Miraasu is a 2001 Tamil film directed by Kalanjiyam. The film stars Prabhu and Roja in the lead roles, while Napoleon, Alex, and Vadivelu play supporting roles. The music was composed by Aslam Mustafa, and the film released on 18 October 2001.

Plot[edit]

Chellaiya (Prabhu) has two missions in life. The first is to remove the taint on the family name and expose the man behind his family's misfortunes. The second is to make his younger sibling a lawyer so that it will help him in achieving the first mission. The villain of the piece is Chellaiya's uncle Masilamani (Alex), who had turned the villagers against Chellaiya's father Singaperumal (Napoleon). Humiliated by the same people who had revered him once, Singaperumal dies of shock soon after (a laborious death scene). A few decades have passed since the incident, but Chellaiya seems nowhere near to fulfilling his mission, nor has Masilamani given up his wicked ways. In fact, Masilamani is stronger now, what with his two sons grown up and matching their father step-to-step in his villainy. The trio has no redeeming qualities. Many clichéd scenes later, Chellaiya fulfills his mission and redeems his family's reputation.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Prabhu and Napoleon team together in 'Mitta Mirasu'. Playing the female leads are Roja and Mumtaj. The film is produced by C. R. Karunanidhi, N. Rajendran and M. Kalanjiyam. Kalanjiyam, who earlier directed films like Poomani', Poonthottam, Kizhakkum Merkkum, and Nilave Mugam Kaattu, has written the story, screenplay, and dialogues apart from directing the film.

Shooting is on at locations in Ooty, Gobichettypalayam, and Pollachi. The film has art design by Uma Shanker, dance choreography by Lalitha Mani, stunt arrangements by Super Subbarayan, and editing by B. Lenin and V. T. Vijayan. Vairamuthu has done the lyrics, which are tuned by new music director Aslam Mustafa. Mustafa has earlier sung some songs for A. R. Rahman and earned appreciation for his songs in 'Malli'.[2]

Meena had earlier refused to work in the film, feeling that the role of playing a mother onscreen would hurt further opportunities for her.[3]

Soundtrack[edit]

The soundtrack was composed by Aslam Mustafa, with lyrics written by Vairamuthu

Awards[edit]

  • Tamil Nadu State Award for Best Villain - Alex[4]

Critical reception[edit]

One critic wrote: "It is the same old storyline, same old incidents, practically the same old stars and the same old performances. The director tries to whip up excitement towards the end with some violent, bloody action scenes, but then it is a bit too late",[5] while another critic wrote:"Mitta Miraasu sets several things up and raises expectations but then fails to deliver on those expectations. Problems arise and issues are created, but all of them end in a rather lame manner".[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mitta Miraasu". Archived from the original on 29 October 2006. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  2. ^ Preview of 'Mitta Mirasu' (Prabhu, Roja, Mumtaz) Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  3. ^ http://cinematoday2.itgo.com/Gossip.htm Retrieved 12 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Kannathil Muthamittal' bags 6 Cinema Express awards". The Hindu. 22 December 2002. Archived from the original on 24 October 2017. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  5. ^ "Movie Review [Mitta Mirasu]". Archived from the original on 29 June 2004. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  6. ^ Balaji Balasubramaniam, Movie Review: Mitta Mirasu (2001) Retrieved 10 June 2013.