My Dear Marthandan

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My Dear Marthandan
My Dear Marthandan.jpg
Directed by Prathap K. Pothan
Produced by Santhi Narayanasamy
C. T. Manohar
Written by R. P. Viswam (dialogues)
Screenplay by Prathap K. Pothan
Story by G. M. Kumar
Music by Ilaiyaraaja
Cinematography Ashok Kumar
Edited by
Distributed by Sivaji Productions
Release date
24 August 1990
Country India
Language Tamil

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. The movie was a remake of 1988[1] Hollywood movie Coming to America, starring Eddie Murphy. Actor Ramkumar, Prabhu's Brother did a guest role in the film. It was remade in Telugu as Raja Vikramarka.


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[2]
No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
1. "Oh Alagu Nilavu" Piraisoodan Mano  
2. "Aaduthu Paar" Gangai Amaran Ilaiyaraaja  
3. "Illavattam Kai thattum" Vaali S.P.Balasubramaniam, S. Janaki  
4. "Kalyana Mapillaikku" Gangai Amaran S. P. Sailaja  
5. "My Dear Marthandan" Gangai Amaran Ilaiyaraaja  
6. "Oh Maharaja" Gangai Amaran Sasi Rekha  
7. "Paakku Vethala" Vaali S.P.Balasubramaniam  
8. "Satham Varamal" Vaali Mano, Chitra  
9. "Uttalakadi" Gangai Amaran Gangai Amaran, S.P.Balasubramaniam  


  1. ^ Coming to America
  2. ^ "My Dear Marthandan (1990)". Retrieved 16 February 2012.  External link in |publisher= (help)

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