|Directed by||Usha Krishnan|
|Produced by||P. G. Muthiah|
|Music by||Justin Prabhakaran|
|Cinematography||P. G. Muthiah|
|Edited by||Selva R. K.|
P. G. Muthiah Productions
|Distributed by||Auraa Cinemas|
|24 June 2016|
Raja Manthiri (lit. King, Minister) is a 2016 Tamil-language Indian comedy-drama film written and directed by Usha Krishnan and produced by P. G. Muthiah. The film stars Kalaiyarasan, Kaali Venkat, Shaalin Zoya and Vaishali in the leading roles. Featuring music composed by Justin Prabhakaran, the film was released on 24 June 2016.
Usha Krishnan, an assistant of Suseenthiran worked on the film's script in 2013 and selected Kalaiyarasan to play a leading role before he had signed on to star in his breakthrough role in Madras (2014). After being impressed by Usha's commitment as an assistant director, cinematographer Muthiah chose to make Raja Manthiri as his first production. The film was shot throughout the middle of 2015 and had entered post-production by September 2015. The film's release was put on hold for several months until the team could find an apt release date.
The soundtrack was composed by Justin Prabhakaran.
|Soundtrack album by|
|Justin Prabhakaran chronology|
- Kootatha Kootti — Gnana Antonydasan, Reena Antonydasan
- Leguva — V. V. Prasanna, Sharanya Srinivas
- Snegithiye — Naresh Iyer
- Ethutha Veetu — ACS Ravichandran
- Bam Bam — Chinnaponnu
The film released in June 2016 to mixed reviews from critics. Sify noted the film "is an average entertainer and people, who watch village comedies, might find this as a decent watch", while Behindwood.com added it "entertains with its comical script and endearing performances by the cast".