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Mudhalvan (1999)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Thriller | 7 November 1999 (India)
A man accepts a challenge to act as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for one day only, and makes such a success of it that soon he is embroiled in political intrigue.

Director:

S. Shankar

Writers:

S. Shankar (screenplay), S. Shankar (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Arjun Sarja ... Pugazhendhi (as Arjun)
Manisha Koirala ... Thenmozhi
Raghuvaran ... Aranganathan
Vadivelu ... Balvesham
Cochin Hanifa ... CM's PA
Laila ... 'Kalakkal' Shuba
Vijayakumar ... Thenmozhi's father
Manivannan ... Chief Secretary
Kalairani ... Pugazhendhi's mother
Omakuchi Narasimhan Omakuchi Narasimhan ... Vadivelu's Uncle
Sushmita Sen ... Special Appearance (Song - Shakalaka Baby)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Surya Surya ... Manohar
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Storyline

The State's Chief Minister, after being questioned by a reporter, Pugazhendi, challenges him to accept the position for a day, and see for himself the challenges that face him. Pugazhendi accepts the challenge, and immediately sets about to tour the region, suspend and prosecute corrupt officials, arrest several politicians, including the Chief Minister himself, and makes swift and decisive changes that will go to assist the most vulnerable, much to the chagrin of people in power.. After the day is over, Pugazhendi will find his and his loved ones' lives in danger as the state's machinery, as well as goons, gather together to extract vengeance. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Aishwarya Rai was offered the film but was not able to do it. See more »

Goofs

When a student tries to board a bus, the bus is crowded at the end and in next second, it seems free from crowd and then the crowd returns. See more »

Quotes

Aranganathan: [dying] That was a good interview!
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Connections

Referenced in Kaalaippani (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Ulundhu Vithakkaiyilae
Performed by Srinivas and Swarnalatha
Produced by A.R. Rahman
Written by Vairamuthu
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Not as good as Indian but still excellent
27 July 2006 | by wastemyhateonyouSee all my reviews

If I had'nt seen this movie before seeing the same director's Indian/Hindustani which had released 3 years earlier, I may not have been so very impressed. While Mudhalvan represents an excellent movie by itself, the director had already produced a movie which was simply much bigger and better, earlier, which thus takes expectations a bit higher.

One of the subjects handled in Mudhalvan, namely caste-based politics and vote banks, is very important. If it were'nt for the running time, I think that the same subject should have been explored further. I also did'nt appreciate Arjun in the movie, reducing the caste nos to 4, instead of eliminating caste based reservation in totality? I guess caste based politics have a hand even in movies. See some vijaykanth movies if you want more on that subject.

This movie is without a shadow of a doubt, Arjun's best performance in his career. While it may not be Shankar's best, it is again without doubt, one of Shankar's better movies and a must watch.


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Country:

India

Language:

Tamil

Release Date:

7 November 1999 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Oke Okkadu See more »

Filming Locations:

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

INR500,000,000
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Sound Mix:

DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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