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Mahaprabhu is a 1996 Tamil action masala film directed by A. Venkatesh, making his directorial debut. The film features R. Sarathkumar, Sukanya and Vineetha in lead roles. The film, produced by Janaki Devi, had musical score by Deva and was released on 26 January 1996.[1][2][3]

Directed byA. Venkatesh
Produced byJanaki Devi,
Vishal (co-producer)
Written byA. Venkatesh
Pattukkottai Prabakar (dialogues)
Music byDeva
CinematographyD. Vijayagopal
Edited byB. Lenin
V. T. Vijayan
Sri Sai Theja Films
Release date
  • 26 January 1996 (1996-01-26)
Running time
144 minutes



Daamodaran (R. Sarathkumar) sells black cinema tickets alongside his friends Sethu (Goundamani) and Vicky (Senthil). Daamodaran is known to be an angry man thus he promises to his mother Vellamma (Manorama) to avoid violence. Jyothi (Vineetha), Damodaran's cousin, is deeply in love with Damodaran.

Shanmugavel (Rajan P. Dev), a corrupt politician, is an influential man and even the police cannot arrest him for his crimes. His son Bhaskar (Vishal) spreads terror among the college students. Eswari Pandian (Sarath Babu), an honest police officer, is determined to arrest Shanmugavel. Later, Uma (Vaishnavi), Eswari Pandian's wife, is killed by Shanmugavel and Eswari Pandian is left for dead.

Thereafter, Mahalakshmi (Sukanya) moves into the house opposite to Damodaran's house. Mahalakshmi is an orphan and becomes a college lecturer. Damodaran falls in love with her but Mahalakshmi advises him to first become a decent man. Damodaran then becomes a mechanic and he also changes his behaviour. In the meantime, Bhaskar loses the college's chairman election mainly due to Mahalakshmi, who supported the other contestant. After seeing Mahalakshmi and Damodaran's love, Jyothi sacrifices her love and she decides to get married to another man.

Soon, Damodaran clashes with Bhaskar's henchmen to save his lover Mahalakshmi. When Bhaskar tries to undress Mahalakshmi, Vellamma interferes and she is pushed into a sewer. Mahalakshmi then sets herself on fire. Damodaran comes too late and discovers their dead bodies. He then turns berserk and kills Bhaskar. Damodaran is later arrested by the police and Shanmugavel challenges Damodaran to kill him.

Eswari Pandian then saves Damodaran from the police. What transpires later forms the crux of the story.



Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack

The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Deva. The soundtrack, released in 1996, features 6 tracks with lyrics written by Vaali.[4][5]

Track Song Singer(s) Duration
1 'Baava Vaa' S. N. Surendar, S. Janaki 4:39
2 'Jackie Chan' Mano, K. S. Chithra 6:02
3 'Kadalai Enna' Gangai Amaran, S. Janaki 4:43
4 'Myna, Myna' S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki 4:55
5 'Missy Missy Dol' Mano, Swarnalatha 4:20
6 'Sollavaa' S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Sunandha 4:03


  1. ^ "Filmography of maha prabhu". Retrieved 20 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Mahaa Prabhu (1996) Tamil Movie". Retrieved 20 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Maha Prabhu". Retrieved 20 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Download Mahaprabhu by Deva on Nokia Music". Retrieved 7 June 2012.
  5. ^ "MusicIndiaOnline - Mahaa Prabhu". Retrieved 7 June 2012.