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Mappillai (2011)

Not Rated | | Action | 7 April 2011 (Kuwait)
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Son-in-law makes an attempt to change his mother-in-law's character to make her to feel that his love is towards her daughter not on her property.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dhanush ... Saravanan
Hansika Motwani ... Gayathri
Manisha Koirala ... Rajeshwari
Vivek ... Child Chinna
Ashish Vidyarthi ... Devaraj
Thaadi Balaji Thaadi Balaji ... Chinna's friend (as Balaji)
Sathyan ... Chinna's friend
Cell Murugan Cell Murugan ... Shakthi
Manobala ... Astrologer
Madhan Bob Madhan Bob ... Rajeshwari's assistant (as Madhan Babu)
Chitti Babu Chitti Babu ... Rajeshwari's assistant
Thyagu Thyagu ... Chinna's Assistant
Kadhal Thandapani Kadhal Thandapani ... Industrialist
Pattimandram Raja Pattimandram Raja ... Saravanan's father
Sriranjani Sriranjani ... Saravanan's mother (as Sri Ranjani)

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Son-in-law makes an attempt to change his mother-in-law's character to make her to feel that his love is towards her daughter not on her property.

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This Flim Was Remake of Rajnikant's 1989 Movie With the Same Name See more »

Alternate Versions

In the Hindi version, Saravanan's intro as an action hero plays at the beginning as opposed to the original where it plays at the 54th minute. In addition to this, the Hindi version replays bits of the two fight sequences with a voiceover. See more »


Remake of Mappilai (1989) See more »

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Suraj Retarding Indian Cinema
5 September 2011 | by ChrysanthepopSee all my reviews

So-called director Suraj takes the viewer back to regressive cinema with this B-grade remake called 'Mappillai'. I'm surprised that such a horrendous film has been remade into an abysmal one. I'm more surprised that such movies are even being made today AND doing good business but I'm most surprised that an accomplished actress like Manisha Koirala actually starred in it.

'Mappillai' follows the same formula of many of those retarded 80s flicks which included a bunch of atrocious songs, dishum dishum action sequences, romance that makes one shriek, over the top forced comedy, over the top villains etc etc. While Dhanush is irritating, Hansika Potwani takes the spot of being one of the dullest most annoying actors to disgrace the screen.

Manisha Koirala is the only positive factor of 'Mappillai'. She looks alluring (although too young to play the mother of a college-going bimbo) and is very convincing as the no-nonsense tough contractor cougar. But in a film that has so much wrong going against it, there isn't much she could do to save it.

When will Indian cinema get rid of such viruses that are plaguing the industry?

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