Charlie Chaplin (2002 film)

Charlie Chaplin is a 2002 Indian Tamil-language comedy film directed by Sakthi Chidambaram, starring Prabhu Ganesan and Prabhu Deva.[1] The film's commercial success led to remakes in Hindi (No Entry), Telugu (Pellam Oorelithe), Malayalam (Happy Husbands), Kannada (Kalla Malla Sulla),[2][3] Marathi (No Entry Pudhe Dhoka Aahey)[4] and Bengali (Kelor Kirti). Prabhu won the Tamil Nadu State Film Award Special Prize for his performance in the film.[5]

Charlie Chaplin
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Directed bySakthi Chidambaram
Written bySakthi Chidambaram
Produced byM. Kajamaideen,
K. Ayisha
StarringPrabhu Ganesan
Prabhu Deva
Gayathri Raghuraman
Surjith Ansary
CinematographyJ. Sivakumar
Edited byAnil Malnad
Music byBharani
Roja Combines
Release date
  • 15 February 2002 (2002-02-15)

It is the one among the second highest remade film in Indian cinema after Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana (nine languages) along with Anuraga Aralithu , Kireedam , Pavitra Bandham , Don , Vikramarkudu , Shutter , Brindavanam , Drishyam , U Turn, Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom , Thiruvilaiyaadal Aarambam, Kaadhal and Okkadu– all of which have been remade six times. A sequel titled Charlie Chaplin 2 released in 2019.[6] The core plot of the movie is loosely based on the 1975 movie Yarukku Maappillai Yaro.


Ramakrishnan (Prabhu Ganesan) is a rich businessman in Ooty who owns an advertising company and is married to Mythili (Abhirami) who is very possessive about her husband. Mythili always suspects her husband fearing that he would end up having an affair with some other girl and this brings frequent quarrels between the couple. But Ramakrishnan is a kind hearted gentleman and he takes care of his wife with great love.

Thirunavukkarasu (Prabhu Deva) is a poor photographer in the same town and initially, Ramakrishnan misunderstands Thiru to be a rogue. Later understands his good nature and provides him a job in his own company. Thiru is very loyal to Ramakrishnan and Mythili and respects Ramakrishnan as his brother. Ramakrishnan is also very kind to Thiru. One day, Thiru meets a girl Susi (Gayathri Raghuram) and the both fall in love with each other. Susi is a social activist who voices for women empowerment.

Vishwa (Livingston) is a close friend of Ramakrishnan and is married to Amudha (Vindhya). But Vishwa is a play boy and has affairs with so many girls. One day, a small quarrel erupts between Ramakrishnan and Mythili following which Ramakrishnan worries thinking about his wife's continuous suspecting behaviour. Vishwa plans to relax Ramakrishnan by engaging a call girl Thilothama (Monal).

Ramakrishnan although not interested in it, finally decides to spend some time with Thiliothama when Mythili is away to Tirupathi. Thilothama comes to Ramakrishnan's guest house where Thiru lives. Suddenly, Mythili cancels her trip and returns home. On the way, she finds Ramakrishnan's car in Thiru's home and she also comes to Thiru's home. Mythili gets shocked to see Thilothama and Ramakrishnan in Thiru's home. Ramakrishnan suddenly manages the situation by lying that Thilothama is none other than Thiru's lover. Mythili believes this while Thiru does not reveal the truth knowing that it would separate Ramakrishnan from Mythili.

Then it is cat and mouse game where Thiru tries to act as Thilothama's love in front of Mythili, at the same time tries hard not to get caught by Susi as she is short-tempered and hates someone lying to her. Finally, Mythili and Susi get to know about the lies told by Thiru and Ramakrishnan. Ramakrishnan and Thiru try hard to find Thilothama and make her tell the truth that nothing happened between them. But to their surprise, Thilothama committed suicide and they have no other proof now.

Susi decides to break up with Thiru while Mythili applies for divorce with Ramakrishnan. Finally, in the court, Ramakrishnan expresses how much he loves Mythili and tells all the truth and requests her to believe him. Also, Amudha and Vishwa convince Susi and Mythili whereby Amudha says that she very well knows about Vishwa's affair with so many girls but she still lives with a hope of getting him back as a loyal husband someday. Mythili and Susi understand Ramakrishnan and Thiru's good nature and they unite in the end.



Sakthi Chidambaram revealed that the story was based on a real life incident that had happened to his friend, but altered the happenings to present it in a comedy format. The film was initially called Uthama Purushan, but was later changed to Charlie Chaplin.[7] The initial choices for the two leading female roles had been Gayatri Jayaraman and Sanghavi, but the two were replaced due to date issues.[8]


Charlie Chaplin
Soundtrack album by
LabelStar Music
Bharani chronology
Paarvai Ondre Podhume
Charlie Chaplin
Pesadha Kannum Pesume

There are the 7 songs in this film composed by Bharani.

1."Ava Kannapaatha"Pa. VijayS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Harish Raghavendra5:05
2."Kannadi Selai Katti"Pazhani BharathiKrishnaraj, Swarnalatha, Karthik, Harini5:39
3."Mammu Mammu"Pa. VijayTippu2:42
4."Mudhalaam Sandhippil"Pa. VijayP. Unnikrishnan, Swarnalatha5:06
5."Ponnu Oruthi Summa"SnehanTippu, Anuradha Sriram5:09
6."Shansha Shalpashaa"Sakthi ChidambaramTippu, Harini4:05
7."Vaarthai Thavari Ponathanaley"KabilanHarish Raghavendra3:07
Total length:30:53


Year Film Language Notes
2003 Pellam Oorelithe Telugu
2005 No Entry Hindi
2010 Happy Husbands Malayalam
2011 Kalla Malla Sulla Kannada
2012 No Entry Pudhe Dhoka Aahey Marathi
2016 Kelor Kirti Bengali



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  2. ^ "Kalla Malla Sulla". Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 5 August 2012.
  3. ^ B S Srivani (16 September 2011). "Kalla Malla Sulla". Retrieved 5 August 2012.
  4. ^ "No Entry gets Marathi makeover!". Times of India.
  5. ^ "Tamil Nadu announces film awards for three years – Tamil Movie News". IndiaGlitz. 1 October 2004. Retrieved 5 August 2012.
  6. ^ "Prabhudheva and Nikki Galrani team up for Charlie Chaplin 2 - Times of India". The Times of India.
  7. ^ "Prabhu".
  8. ^ "Arts & Culture". 3 April 2002. Archived from the original on 22 October 2013. Retrieved 5 August 2012.
  9. ^ "Charlie Chaplin - All Songs - Download or Listen Free - Saavn". 1 January 2002. Retrieved 4 November 2018.

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