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Mudhalvan (1999)

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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.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Arjun ...
Pugazhendhi
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Thenmozhi
Raghuvaran ...
Aranganathan
Vadivelu ...
Balvesham
Cochin Hanifa ...
CM's PA
Laila ...
'Kalakkal' Shuba
Vijayakumar ...
Thenmozhi's father
Manivannan ...
Chief Secretary
Kalairani ...
Pugazhendhi's mother
'Omakuchchi' Narasimhan ...
Vadivelu's Uncle
Sushmita Sen ...
Special Appearance (Song - Shakalaka Baby)
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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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Trivia

Rajnikanth was approached for the role of Pugazhendhi but turned it down. See more »

Quotes

Receptionist: Mr Balveshman, you have a phone call...
Pugazhendi's Friend: Phone eh? Hello?
Boss: Mr Balvesham, I heard that you called our client "Poda Panni" ?
Pugazhendi's Friend: [to Boss] I have one spot in my...
Pugazhendi's Friend: [to Receptionist] What is English for "iduppu"?
Receptionist: Hip
Pugazhendi's Friend: [to Boss] ... hip. Somebody koothing. I am Kathhing.
Boss: What kind of behavior is this? I'll fire you...
Vadivelu's Uncle: [Poke]
Pugazhendi's Friend: Poda Panni!
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Remade as Nayak: The Real Hero (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Uppu Karuvadu
Performed by Shankar Mahadevan and Kavita Krishnamurthy
Produced by A.R. Rahman
Written by Vairamuthu
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Political drama
24 May 2005 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Every south Indian chills about shankar's film. Though this film seems to be novel work but lacks some basics regarding politics. Always shankar takes lot of attention on photography. He might have studied something about the current political strategies.

Music is by A.R. Rahman. We can't criticize about his talent. Manisha koyirala doesn't suit very well in this film.

The director has to show what really politics is?? Simply showing how one can do crazy things in a single day is ridiculous. Of course every one in the country has a vision to make their country corrupt free.

Only music and photography part of the film is commendable. Rest of the things are crazy and simply ridiculous. Last but not least I am very much impressed by Raghuvaran's action.


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