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Chandramukhi (2005)

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Creepy happenings in an abandoned mansion are attributed to the ghost of an ancient courtesan, back for revenge


P. Vasu


P. Vasu
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rajinikanth ... Dr.Saravanan / Vettaiyan Raja (as Rajnikanth)
Jyotika ... Chandramukhi / Ganga (as Jyothika)
Prabhu ... Senthilnathan
Nayanthara ... Thurga
Vadivelu ... Murugesan
Vineeth ... Visvanathan / Gunasekaran
Malavikka ... Priya (as Malavika)
Nassar ... Kandasamy (as Nasser)
Vinaya Prakash ... Lakshmi (as Vinaya Prasad)
Sorna Sorna ... Sorna
Sheela ... Akilaandeswary
Sonu Sood ... Oomayan
Avinash ... Ramachandra Aachaarya
Manobala ... Fake magician
K.R. Vijaya ... Senthil's Mother


Senthil and Ganga marry against the wishes of their extended family, and move into a mansion right next to where the cousin intended as Senthil's bride Shweta lives. Several members of Shweta's family are miffed at Senthil's "unauthorized" wedding, and his mother start's fearing for the newlyweds' safety when they move next-doors to their cousins. Soon after moving into their new house, strange things start happening, whether these are caused by the apparent ghost of a former occupant, Chandramukhi, or any one of the suspicious members of the extended family, will be looked into by "psychiatrist extraordinaire" Dr. Sarvanan. Written by Joyojeet Pal

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Release Date:

13 April 2005 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Chandramukhi, l'esprit frappeur See more »


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Sivaji Productions See more »
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Did You Know?


Director P. Vasu tried to revive Chandramukhi 2 in 2016. There were rumors that Anuskha Shetty and Rajnikanth were to sign on to the film however plans failed to materialize. Instead he decide to remake the hit Kannada film, Shivalinga, in Tamil and marketed the project as Chandramukhi 2 but the title was later changed to Sivalinga. Sivalinga has no connections to Chandramukhi and was in released in April 2017 starring Raghava Lawrence and Ritika Singh. See more »


When Saravanan (Rajnikanth) tells Ganga (Jyothika) that she knows nothing about Chandramukhi's anklet, Ganga says the word "Yenaka?" just 3 times. However when this scene is shown again towards the climax, she says the word "Yenaka?" five times. See more »


Chandramukhi: Who is that?
Dr.Saravanan: I am Vettaiyan. Your Vettaiyan.
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Remake of Manichitrathazhu (1993) See more »

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Chandramukhi - A worth watching Family entertainer (Suspense n Thriller), but not for 'Die-Hard' rajini fans
5 May 2005 | by Rajeshs4See all my reviews

SuperStar is back...... But, like the Ganguly in an Indian Team,..... The team has performed well, but there is no 'Captian's Charisma' as v normally look for....

The story is about a character called 'Chandramukhi' whose soul remains in an old Bungalow after her(and her lover) brutal murder by the king of the Bungalow.... As u can guess, Prabu's family (His wife Jo) comes to the bungalow along with our superstar (friend of Prabhu) after around 150 years. Jo, interested in finding some mysterious things, unlocks the terror room (as they say) and the problem starts. The movie ends when our Superstar sends back the soul of chandramukhi to peace and ties a knot with nayan Tara.

If u expect some punch dialogs, cigarettes, invincible rajinikanth, cruel villain...... then this is not a movie for u.

Rajini has replaced his B&H cigarettes with Boomer bubble-gum, and punch dialogs with dialogs referring himself to god (His name itself is Saravanan). Vadivelu makes us laugh as-usual. I still wonder how they made huge prabhu hide behind all the other characters (has no big screen appearance). Poor nayan Tara, dances very well, as v can see her only in songs. Finally Jyothika, as (over) acted as-usual.

Rajini's introduction starts with an Chin-kick to a gunda with camera freezing and rotating around rajini with his leg still in the air (Matrix shot). Rajini fans starts shouting there and there only.

Rajini has taken lot of risks, like hi-flying kicks (ofcourse with the aid of the rope) and walking against huge air blower (Wig designer gets a good applause, as it is not flying-off).

Each n Every rajini movie has a punch line or style which he uses thru out the movie. In this it is 'lakalakalakalaka.....' (V r getting smiles instead of the things v use to get).

Gone r the times, when v searched for any characters in the screen other than rajini, instead end-up searching for rajini in the movie.

I can recommend u to watch the movie if u,

1. want to see a younger and smart looking rajini (compared to Baba) 2. want to analyze what (r who made) rajini to change from his mass style movies. 3. want to see Jyothika without make-up (U can see this in the climax)

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