Muthirai

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Muthirai
Muthirai CD Cover.jpg
Directed by Srinath
Produced by Vikram Bhatt
Surendra Sharma
Amita Bishnoi
Bhagwanti Gabrani
Written by Aneez Tanveer Jeeva
Starring Daniel Balaji
Nithin Sathya
Lakshmi Rai
Manjari Phadnis
Kishore
Ponvannan
Anand
Music by Yuvan Shankar Raja
Cinematography Saleem
Edited by Anthony
Production
company
ASA Production & Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.
Vision Jeeva Studios
Distributed by ASA Production & Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.
Release date
  • 19 June 2009 (2009-06-19)
Running time
132 minutes
Country India
Language Tamil

Muthirai (English: Stamp / Mark) is a 2009 Indian Tamil-language thriller film written by Aneez Tanveer Jeeva, wife of late director Jeeva, who also produces this film, and directed by actor Srinath,starring Daniel Balaji, Nithin Sathya, Lakshmi Rai and newcomer Manjari Phadnis in the lead roles, whilst Kishore of Polladhavan and Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu fame and Ponvannan play important supporting roles and Bollywood actress Rakhi Sawant makes a special appearance.[1] The film, which has musical score by Yuvan Shankar Raja, was launched in early 2008, and was released on 19 June 2009.[2]

Plot[edit]

Azhagar Adhiyaman's party wins in Tamil Nadu Assembly elections. Azhagar Thondaiman, his brother, Aadhikesavan, senior leader of the party and Azhagar Adhiyaman discuss about the posts to be held. Discussions turn into gun-firing where all three of them get bullet shots. Azhagar Adhiyaman dies, Azhagar Thondaiman gets into coma state and Aadhikesavan is left with injury. The state is brought under temporary Governor's rule, until their party chooses the new CM.

Sathya (Nitin Satya) and his accomplice Azhagu (Daniel Balaji) are highly successful petty thieves. Azhagu marries Kavya once for money (under mass-marriage programme). Kavya's father (Cochin Hanifa) tries to make money with his daughter. Azhagu realizes his mistake and tries to convince Kavya. Sathya cheats Aarthi (Manjari Padnis) saying he is a CBI officer and makes her fall in love with him. Sathya and Azhagu stay in an apartment opposite to where Krishna (Chetan) stays.

Commissioner (Kishore) is appointed as the investigating officer for the case, and he finds Krishna knows some information about the firing where Azhagar Adhiyaman was killed. He traces where Krishna stays and chases him. At the same time in the opposite apartment, Sathya, Azhagu and Aarthi host a birthday party for Kavya for Azhagu and Kavya to get together again. Krishna enters their house to escape from the police and all 5 of them start running away from Police. While police chase them, Azhagu, Kavya, Sathya and Aarthi try to escape. Krishna also tries to get in the car, and drops his laptop in their car.

4 of them flee and seek refugee in a hideout. They take out the laptop to find that Aadhikesavan has shot both Azhagar Adhiyaman and his brother, and he shoots himself. Azhagu calls up Commissioner to handover the witness, which fails because Aadhikesavan's men come and attack them in their hideout and Azhagu thinks that it is Commissioner's men. Later he calls Aadhikesavan and demands Ransom in exchange for the laptop. He also checks Commissioner's credit card transaction and mobile phone calls and finds that Commissioner has been getting lot of money illegally from Azhagar Thondaiman, and he is appointed by Azhagar Thondaiman.

In the climax, Sathya comes to collect money from Aadhikesavan, where Commissioner also turns up unexpectedly. Azhagu comes with Azhagar Thondaiman who was in Hospital. Azhagar Thondaiman explains his side of the story, that he also tried to kill his brother and had worn a bulletproof jacket to avoid the bulletproof and Krishna was a man appointed by him to take video of incidents happening. Commissioner kills Aadhikesavan. When Sathya and Azhagu try to escape with the money other police officers encounter them, shoot Commissioner and arrest Azhagar Thondaiman. In the meantime Sathya and Azhagu escape with the money and wish the other police officer good luck with their career.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Muthirai
Soundtrack album by Yuvan Shankar Raja
Released 7 May 2009 (2009-05-07)
Recorded 2008 / 2009
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 37:19
Label ASA Music
Producer Yuvan Shankar Raja
Yuvan Shankar Raja chronology
Vaamanan
(2009)Vaamanan2009
Muthirai
(2009)
Oy!
(2009)Oy!2009

The soundtrack was composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja and was released on 7 May 2009 at Sathyam Cinemas by director Gautham Menon.[3][4] It features 8 tracks overall, out of which 2 songs are remixes, which were composed by Aditya. Specially mentionable is the fact, that one of the female leads of the film, Manjari Phadnis, a Maharashtrian by birth, has sung one of the songs, the first time in her career. The lyrics were penned by Snehan, Na. Muthukumar and Pa. Vijay.[5]

Track Song Singer(s) Lyricist Duration Notes
1 'Om Shanthi Om' Neha Bhasin Na. Muthukumar 4:44 Picturized on Lakshmi Rai in a bar
2 'Azhagana Neeyum' Naresh Iyer, Manjari Phadnis Snehan 5:06 Picturized on Nithin Sathya and Manjari Phadnis
3 'Night Is Still Young' Krish, Benny Dayal, Preethi Pa. Vijay 4:42 Item number picturized on Rakhi Sawant, Nithin Sathya and Daniel Balaji
4 'July Madhathil' Mohd. Aslam, Rahul Nambiyar, Tanvi Shah, Priya Na. Muthukumar 4:21 Picturized on Nithin Sathya, Daniel Balaji, Lakshmi Rai and Manjari Phadnis
5 'Uyire Uyire' Javed Ali, Madhushree Snehan 5:08 Picturized on Daniel Balaji and Lakshmi Rai
6 'Nenjukulla' Shweta Mohan Snehan 2:32 Picturized on Daniel Balaji and Lakshmi Rai
7 'Om Shanthi Om (Remix)' Neha Bhasin Na. Muthukumar 5:11 Remixed by Aditya
Not featured in the film
8 'Night Is Still Young (Remix)' Krish, Benny Dayal, Preethi Pa. Vijay 4:35 Remixed by Aditya
Not featured in the film

Reception[edit]

Behindwoods wrote "Director Srinath knows his onions only too well and as a result, the racy story is further strewn with countless twists – some drab, but most of them surprisingly convincing fuelling the pace of the movie ensuring that there’s never a dull moment in the script."[6] Rediff wrote "Halfway through the film though, you begin to realise that despite a rather nice cast, comedian-turned-director Srinath seems to have lost track of whatever Hollywood screenplay he burglarised and settled down with a half-baked desi version."[7]

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