Muniyandi Vilangial Moonramandu

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Muniyandi Vilangiyal Moondramandu
Muniyandi Vilangial Moonramandu.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Tamilமுனியாண்டி,விலங்கியல் மூண்றாமாண்டு
Directed byThirumurugan
Produced byDatho Doraisingam Pillai
Karunamoorthy
Thirumurugan
Written byBhaskar Sakthi
(Dialogue)
Screenplay byThirumurugan
Story byThirumurugan
StarringBharath
Poorna
Vadivelu
Ponvannan
Music byVidyasagar
CinematographyVaidy S
Edited byJeyakumar
Production
company
Lotus Five Star
Thiru Pictures
Distributed byAyngaran International
Release date
4 July 2008
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Muniyandi Vilangyial Moondramandu (English: Muniyandi, Third Year Zoology) is a 2008 Tamil drama film written and directed by Thirumurugan. Bharath, Poorna and Ponvannan play the lead roles with Vadivelu. It was produced by Malaysian-based firm Lotus Five Star in association with Thiru Pictures.

Plot[edit]

Muniyandi (Bharath), a third year undergraduate zoology student and the son of Muthumani (Ponvannan), who happens to be student canteen contractor of the same college. He meets Madhumitha (Poorna), the demure young daughter of a local bigwig Ramaiyya (L. Raja), who gives first priority only to the members of his caste. Madhu makes a coquettish play for all of Muni's friends including Sorimuthu Ayyanar (Vadivelu), a part-time witch-doctor, who is also peon of the college, dressed complete with bells and saffron cloth regalia, but hits it off with him first. Following a heated skirmish in the caste-dominated college elections, the two fall in love. But everything goes topsy-turvy when, once Madhu's marriage is arranged, she turns around and says that she was never in love with Muni in the first place. Furious, Muni thrashes her with his slippers and sets fire to her father's coconut grove. Though she never reveals to this incident to anyone, Muni, on the other hand, discovers the secret behind his brother's death. Muni's brother was killed when he tries to help his friend who is in love with a girl of the other caste. Muni participates in college elections to go against Madhu's words. On the day of nomination, Muni realizes that Madhu loves him truly, but had reverted from her feelings due to the request from his father to save his life. Muni convinces college students from conducting election in college and put a stop caste game in college. Ramaiyya and the other caste head were supposed to be killed by Raju (Muni's brother's friend and the old girl's lover), which Muni thwarts. Finally, Muni, with his father's acceptance, returns to Madhu (who was waiting for him near the temple) and unites with her.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Muniyandi Vilangial Moonramandu
Soundtrack album by
Released20 June 2008
RecordedVarsha Vallaki Studios
GenreFeature film Soundtrack
LanguageTamil
LabelAyngaran Music
An Ak Audio
ProducerVidyasagar
Vidyasagar chronology
Kaamannana Makkalu
(2008)
Muniyandi Vilangial Moonramandu
(2008)
Jeyam Kondaan
(2008)

Soundtrack was composed by Vidyasagar and lyrics were written by Vairamuthu.[1]

Song Title Singers
Imayamalayum (Remix) Jeyamoorthy, Manicka Vinayagam, Tippu
Kattipidikkum Karadiya Jeyamoorthy, Malathi
Kodaangi Vanthirukken Anuradha Sriram, Manicka Vinayagam
Kombuvitta Kaalayenna Tippu
Potta Kuruviyo Haricharan, Mahathi

Critical reception[edit]

Behindwoods wrote "Muniyandi Vilangiyal Moondram Aandu on the whole is a positive experience, and quite different from Em Magan. The focus shifts from family to love and rivalries. Thirumurugan, who was a favorite with the women in the audience for serials and movies laced with sentiment, has gone in for a bit of a change. This does not mean that this movie is not for the family. It just means that the director has kept a tab on the proceedings and prevented any element from going over the top."[2]

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