My Dear Marthandan

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My Dear Marthandan
My Dear Marthandan.jpg
Directed byPrathap K. Pothan
Produced bySanthi Narayanasamy
C. T. Manohar
Written byR. P. Viswam (dialogues)
Screenplay byPrathap K. Pothan
Story byG. M. Kumar
Music byIlaiyaraaja
CinematographyAshok Kumar
Edited by
Distributed bySivaji Productions
Release date
24 August 1990

My Dear Marthandan is a 1990 Tamil-language film starring Prabhu and Kushboo in the lead roles. The film was produced by Sivaji Productions and directed by Prathap K. Pothan.It was remade in Telugu as Raja Vikramarka (1990).The movie is based on the popular 1988 release Coming to America.


Marthandan lives with his parents in a palace. He sets out to Chennai to find a girl. There he meets "Idea Mani" (Goundamani), who is very cunning and tries to make money from the innocent Marthandan in comical ways. He meets a girl (Kushboo) in a bakery and befriends her. The rest of the story is about how he tries to win her over and how he understands the value of money.



The music and background score was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.

Track list[1]
1."Oh Alagu Nilavu"PiraisoodanMano 
2."Aaduthu Paar"Gangai AmaranIlaiyaraaja 
3."Illavattam Kai thattum"VaaliS.P.Balasubramaniam, S. Janaki 
4."Kalyana Mapillaikku"Gangai AmaranS. P. Sailaja 
5."My Dear Marthandan"Gangai AmaranIlaiyaraaja 
6."Oh Maharaja"Gangai AmaranSasi Rekha 
7."Paakku Vethala"VaaliS.P.Balasubramaniam 
8."Satham Varamal"VaaliMano, Chitra 
9."Uttalakadi"Gangai AmaranGangai Amaran, S.P.Balasubramaniam 


N. Krishnaswamy of The Indian Express wrote "It has some idealism (message: money cannot buy happiness), it has comical situations abounding and as it is, it is clean, it has engaging music and songs (Ilayaraja) and dance, and it is photographed with an artistry and creativity that only an Ashok Kumar is capable of. It is a technically perfect film that way".[2]


  1. ^ "My Dear Marthandan (1990)". Retrieved 16 February 2012. External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ Krishnaswamy, N. (31 August 1990). "My Dear Marthandan". The Indian Express. Retrieved 27 February 2019.

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