Muthu (1995)

 ●  Tamil ● 2 hrs 41 mins

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A loyal servant Muthu works for Zamindar Malayasimman, as they both end up falling in love with the same woman which destroys their friendship.
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Cast: Meena Durairaj, Rajinikanth

Crew: KS Ravikumar (Director), Ashok Rajan (Director of Photography), AR Rahman (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Action, Comedy, Drama, Musical

Release Dates: 23 Oct 1995 (India)

Tagline: Nobody knows when and how I will come. But I will be right on time at the right time.

Tamil Name: முத்து

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Did you know? This movie became a hit in Japan in 1998, increasing the fan following actor Rajinikanth around the world, and causing a frenzy in the Tamil industry as this was hitherto unheard of. Read More
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as Ranganayaki
as Muthu
Special Appearance
Special Appearance
Special Appearance
as Poongavanam
as Zamindar's Mother
as Kaali
as Ambarathar/Zamindar's Uncle
as Zamindar
as Thennappan
as Ambarathar's daughter
as Valayapathy
as Rathithevy

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Film Type:
Feature
Language:
Tamil
Spoken Languages:
Hindi
Colour Info:
Color
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35:1
Stereoscopy:
No
Tracklist
Music Label: Aditya Music
06:12

Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Vairamuthu
Composer: AR Rahman
06:24

Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Vairamuthu
Composer: AR Rahman
Playback Singer: Sujatha Mohan, Mano
06:22

Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Vairamuthu
Composer: AR Rahman
Playback Singer: SP Balasubramaniam
05:26

Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Vairamuthu
Composer: AR Rahman
06:18

Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Vairamuthu
Composer: AR Rahman
Playback Singer: Hariharan
03:24

Music Director: AR Rahman
Composer: AR Rahman
Taglines:
Nobody knows when and how I will come. But I will be right on time at the right time.
You will get the thing which you are supposed to get. You will not get the thing which are not supposed to get.
Movie Connection(s):
Dubbed into: Muthu (Telugu)
Remake of: Thenmavin Kombath (Malayalam)
Remade as: Sahukara (Kannada)
Referenced in: Chennai Express (Hindi)
Trivia:
A. R. Rahman used a sample in the song which was earlier used by Deep Forest in their song Night Bird.

"Omanathinkal Kidavo" portion of "Kuluvalilae" is written and tuned by the famous Malayalam poet Irayimman Thampi.

The video for the hit song "Thillana Thillana" became famous for the belly dance of Meena featuring a lot of closeup shots of her navel.

The soundtrack of this movie was selected as the most popular foreign soundtrack in Japan.

The film was a blockbuster and completed a 175-day run at the box office. It was dubbed into Telugu under the same title. It was also dubbed in Hindi as "Muthu Maharaja" and was distributed by Eros Labs.

The film is characterised by location shots in Kerala and was shot in numerous palaces. The Zamindar's palace in which the movie was shot is the Lalitha Mahal Palace in Mysore.

In 1998, the film was dubbed in Japanese, by the distributor Xanadoux, as "Muthu Odoru Maharaja" (ムトゥ 踊るマハラジャ) which means "Muthu" - "The Dancing Maharaja" which had completed a 182-day run grossing ¥200 million at the box office. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh made a special note about the reach of this film among the Japanese in his speech at the National Diet of Japan on 14 December 2006.

It is the partial remake of the Malayalam film "Thenmavin Kombath" (1994).

This movie became a hit in Japan in 1998, increasing the fan following actor Rajinikanth around the world, and causing a frenzy in the Tamil industry as this was hitherto unheard of.

Celebrating the 20th year anniversary release of 'Muthu: Odoru Maharaja' in Japan, the movie is getting re-released and having it's world premier on November 23rd , 2018. The movie has been digitally restored and enhanced to 4K and 5.1 Surround with the original aspects of the movie being retained.