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Maasilamani is a 2009 Tamil action comedy film directed by R. N. R. Manohar and distributed by Sun Pictures. It stars Nakul and Sunaina in the lead roles and in their second collaboration after Kadhalil Vizhunthen, while Pawan, Santhanam, Karunas, Srinath, and M. S. Baskar, among others, play supporting roles. The music was composed by D. Imman, while editing was done by Manoj. The movie was released on 19 June 2009.
|Directed by||R. N. R. Manohar|
|Produced by||AGS Entertainment |
M. S. Baskar
|Music by||D. Imman|
|Distributed by||Sun Pictures|
|Budget||₹4 crore (equivalent to ₹6.4 crore or US$890,000 in 2017)|
|Box office||₹22 crore (equivalent to ₹35 crore or US$4.9 million in 2017)|
Maasilamani aka Maasi (Nakul) is an orphan living in a lower middle class colony. With a heart of gold, he is a popular guy who takes up local issues, fights for them, and is considered a rowdy by those who do not know him. Enters the heroine Divya (Sunaina), a rich upper middle class girl who is a dance instructor and with whom Maasi falls in love at first sight. Divya shows aversion to his rowdyism and gets offended with his proposal. Maasi attempts to win her family by being a good person and dons another name, Mani. All are aware that Mani and Maasi are one person except Divya. When Divya finds out the truth, she gets into a dilemma as whom she has to choose. Bhoopathy (Pawan), the local corrupt sub-inspector who is also behind Divya, is determined to flop Maasi’s plans and prove Mani is Maasi. How Mani wins over Divya serves the climax of the movie.
- Nakul as Maasilamani, a well known do-gooder who falls in love with Divya.
- Sunaina as Divya Ramanathan, a dancer who abhors Maasi's aggressive ways.
- Pawan as Boopathy,a new police officer who wants to marry Divya but hates Maasi.
- Santhanam as Pazhani, Maasi's friend.
- Srinath as Kathir, Maasi's friend.
- M. S. Bhaskar as 'Coma' Ramaswamy
- Delhi Ganesh as as Divya's father
- Meera Krishnan as Divya's mother
- Santhana Bharathi as Councillor
- Manobala as Advocate
- Raj Kapoor
- T. K. Kala
- Rajendranath as Police Inspector
- KVM Kannan
- Tatineni Rajeshwari
- V. Mahadevan
The first photo of the film was released on January 8, 2009. The Marketing was led by a team from India. The promotional activity led to the success of the movie and it was appreciated by Marimuthu in the event E Entrepreneurship Workshop at Kamalam College of Arts and Science. Manohar, the writer of the movie, felicitated the event.
|Maasilamani:The Official Motion Picture Soundtrack|
|Soundtrack album by|
|D. Imman chronology|
|1||Chikku Chikku Boom Boom||Keerthi Sagathia, Feji, Baby Harini||Viveka|
|2||Dora Dora||Balram, Kalyani||Pa. Vijay|
|3||Nacka Romba Nacka||Benny Dayal, Rita||Na. Muthukumar|
|4||O Divya O Divya||Shaan||Pa. Vijay|
|5||Odi Odi Vilayada||Mukesh, SuVi, Emcee Jesz||Na. Muthukumar|
Behindwoods wrote "Masilamani gives you an instant hangover of having watched too many movies over a very short period of time. The script feels like a medley-mash of movies released over the past decade. And it wouldn’t be possible for us name each of them since the list runs to pages." Indiaglitz wrote "As said old wine in new bottle, SUN Pictures' 'Masilamani' definitely adheres to this quote. The movie reflects a mix of several masala flicks with a dash of refinement."
Maasilamani was a commercial success at the box office grossing $2 million.
- Logesh, Kumar. "E Entrepreneurship Workshop – 2015". INFOZUB. Retrieved 2016-04-09.
- "Masilamani — Tamil Top Ten Movies". Behindwoods.com. 2015. Retrieved 31 January 2015.