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Thillu Mullu (1981)

Chandran , a young man fools his boss and attempts to woo his boss' daughter.

Director:

K. Balachander

Writers:

K. Balachander, Visu (dialogue)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Rajinikanth ... Chandran / Indiran (as Rajnikanth)
Madhavi ... Sarojini
Thengai Srinivasan ... Sri Ramachandramurthy
Showkar Janaki ... Meenashi duraisamy
Nagesh ... Nagesh
Kamal Haasan ... Cameo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Master Chandrasekar Master Chandrasekar
Gundu Kalyanam Gundu Kalyanam
Lakshmi
Prathap Pothen ... (as Prathap K. Pothan)
Poornam Vishwanathan Poornam Vishwanathan
Visu Visu
Vijaya Y. Vijaya Y.
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Storyline

Ayyampettai Arivudainambi Kaliyaperumal Chandran is a hip graduate who gets a job through his family doctor. The employer, Sri Ramachandramurthy has some frivolous notions about character, moustache, patriotism, thrift, recreation, etc. Chandran changes himself as a Nehru-jacket wearing, boring person, with no interests other than studies. His plan goes for a toss when he lies about his (dead) mother's accident to watch a football match. Unknown to him, his boss finds him having a fiesta in the stadium. To avoid losing his job, he creates a fictional wild and westernized twin Ayyampettai Arivudainambi Kaliyaperumal Indran by removing his moustache on the advice of his actor friend Nagesh and becomes the music teacher for his equally wild daughter. Confusion and complications ensue when he has to recruit a small-time actress as his mother, and a kid who knows the proceedings starts blackmailing him. Written by manojar

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Country:

India

Language:

Tamil

Release Date:

1 May 1981 (India) See more »

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It was on the sets of this movie Rajnikanth met Latha, a college student, who would become his wife the next year. See more »

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Nostalgic and Charishmatic
22 January 2015 | by kanagarajkumarasamySee all my reviews

All the above reviews were told every good thing about the movie possibly, but still I am trying to write up a few.

This movie can be thoroughly enjoyed by any next generation as we have did it already. It stands alone in a Comic genre in Tamil films. Rajinikanth was totally utilized and the director extracted till his last drop of acting essence in terms of streamlined acting. A special mention, Thengai Seenivasan, His acting was so spontaneous and hilarious which is way ahead even now, No one can replace his role as he was at his best. If you see any of Director's film, you cannot see any comedian play a sidekick to the antagonist, though he is an alter of Well known comedian Nagesh, who he admires, resembles in expressing and acting and thinking, which is an important trivia. So Nagesh played a perfect cameo role to set the context for the film. Initially, Rajnikanth was very hesitant to remove his mustache for the role, but as of now, You cannot see a better expressive Rajni in any film which is because of K.B's touch and his clean shave look(Except Thalabathy film). You feel fresh whenever you see this film and you will right away feel amused of its stand out comic performances. I would reckon, this is my most favorite Tamil comedy movie till now.


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