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Chandramukhi (2005)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Fantasy | 14 April 2005 (India)
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Creepy happenings in an abandoned mansion are attributed to the ghost of an ancient courtesan, back for revenge


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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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The film broke the trend from the 90s, where all of Rajinikanth's Tamil films would be named after or in reference of his character. Chandramukhi is the name of the female antagonist in this film. 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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Spoofed in Thamizh Padam (2010) See more »

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Entertaining movie for all from Rajini
8 May 2005 | by mk_danSee all my reviews

SuperStar is back and this time in a new role as a psychiatrist! The plot of Chandramukhi revolves around mysterious events that taunt a family (Prabhu & co.) that recently bought a bungalow believed to be occupied 150 years ago by one Vettiya Maharaja. The plot keeps the viewers guessing as to what/who is the cause behind all these mysteries. SuperStar Rajini as "Saravanan" and a Ramachandra Swami use their own ways to help the family resolve the mysteries of Chandramukhi. The cast comprises of Prabhu (sivaji film productions), Jyothika, Naser, VijayaKumar, Vadivelu and newcomer Nayanthara?!. P.Vasu has failed to use any of the cast effectively - but has focused on keeping usual Rajini gimmicks to a minimum. Rajini/jyothika's performances can pull this movie to a success. Given Manichitarathalz the Malayalam version featuring Mohan Lal was a mega hit, the director P.Vasu could have done better. Vidyasagar's music was a pleasant surprise. At least 4 out of the 6 songs are pleasing to the ears, with the climax song "Raa Raa" scored beautifully in Ragaa sudhadhanyasi with Telugu lyrics being the best. Rajini's reduced gimmicks and demeanor seem to give his fans the impression he is turning a corner in his long movie career. Almost forgot to mention the "entry" scene where Rajini makes his fans scream with his stunt sequence - one of the better entries from the master lately. Rajini has 2 stunt scenes in the movie to please the younger audience. If the movie needs a PG-13 rating its because of the vulgar comedy track and Jyothika's facial expressions!

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14 April 2005 (India) See more »

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