|Directed by||Venkat Raghavan|
|Written by||Venkat Raghavan|
|Story by||Joji Thomas|
By Jibu Jacob
|Narrated by||RJ Balaji|
|Music by||Siddharth Vipin|
|Edited by||N. B. Srikanth|
|Distributed by||Sri Thenandal Films|
Muthina Kathirika (lit. Overripe brinjal)[a] is a 2016 Indian Tamil-language comedy film directed by Venkat and produced by Kushboo. A remake of the successful Malayalam film Vellimoonga (2014), the film features Sundar C., Poonam Bajwa and Sathish in the lead roles. Following the completion of Sundar's directorial commitments, the film began production in February 2016.
Muthupandi, an aspiring politician, wants to marry Maya, the daughter of his schoolmate who he had a crush on during their school days.
- Sundar C. as Muthupandi
- Poonam Bajwa as Maya
- Sathish as Saravanan
- VTV Ganesh as 'Bullet'Marudhu
- Singampuli as 'Theenja Vaai' Vanjinathan
- Sumithra as Muthupandi's mother
- Ravi Mariya as Ravikumar
- Kiran Rathod as Madhavi
- Sriman as Gopi
- Yogi Babu
- Chithra Lakshmanan
- Vichu Viswanath
- Vaibhav in a guest appearance
In February 2015, director Sundar C announced that he had purchased the remake rights of two Malayalam films, Pandippada (2005) and Vellimoonga (2014) and stated he would act in the latter venture. The project was announced to be produced by Kushboo and directed by Venkat, Sundar C's assistant, while the team tried to bring in Priya Anand for the leading female role but were unsuccessful. Following the release of his directorial venture, Aranmanai 2 (2016), Sundar C began work on the project. Poonam Bajwa was signed on to play the female lead role, while Siddharth Vipin was announced as the film's music composer. Titled as Gundu Kathirikai, Kiran Rathod and Sathish were also added to the cast. The team began filming portions in Southern Tamil Nadu during mid-February 2016. In April 2016, the title was changed as Muthina Kathirika.
Music is composed by Siddharth Vipin.
|1.||"Aacha Pocha"||Mohan Rajan||Anthony Daasan||3:33|
|2.||"Summa Sollakoodathu"||Mohan Rajan||Jagadeesh||3:32|
|3.||"Enakkenna Aacho"||Mohan Rajan||Aandhi Joshi||4:20|
|4.||"Aahaa Ohoo Electionee"||Mohan Rajan||Guru||4:48|
Times of India wrote "A remake of the 2014 Malayalam film Vellimoonga, Muthina Kathirika is unapologetic about being a lowest common denominator movie. It is loud, it is crass, and it is somewhat fun, especially in the first half. Director Venkatt keeps things fairly low-key and the small-town setting helps. There is hardly anything at stake, but Venkat keeps the scenes moving, and though the comedy is hardly memorable or new, we are entertained." Behindwoods wrote "Toting up, Muthina Kathirika will appeal to all those who just want to let their hair down and have a few laughs." Rediff wrote "The Malayalam version of the film may have worked but debutant director Venkat’s Muthina Kathirikai is an ordinary attempt with lackluster performances, weak screenplay and an overly enthusiastic cast."
- Colloquially, the term "Muthina Kathirika" refers to a man who has crossed his prime and is still unmarried.
- "Muthina Kathirikai Tamil Movie Review – Chennaivision". Chennaivision. 2016-06-18. Retrieved 2016-06-20.