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Malaikottai (English: Rockfort) is a 2007 Indian Tamil-language action film written and directed by Boopathy Pandian. The film stars Vishal and Priyamani in the lead roles while Devaraj, Ajay, Ashish Vidyarthi, and Urvasi play supporting roles. The music was composed by Mani Sharma. The film was released on 28 September 2007 to mixed reviews but become a box-office hit.

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Directed byBoopathy Pandian
Produced byT. Ajay Kumar
Written byBoopathy Pandian
Screenplay byBoopathy Pandian
Story byBoopathy Pandian
Ashish Vidyarthi
Music byMani Sharma
CinematographyVaidy S
Sri Lakshmi Productions
Release date
  • 28 September 2007 (2007-09-28)
Running time
145 minutes
Budget10 crore
Box office40 crore



Anbu (Vishal) is a happy-go-lucky engineering student who lives with his family in Pattukottai and has fun with his friends. One day, he gets into a fracas with a local politician (Dhandapani) and his comic henchmen while trying to save a friend, and is arrested and has a case registered against him. The local court gives him conditional bail, provided that he signs the register in a Trichy police station. On the way to the police station, he sees a girl on a terrace (Motta Madi) drying clothes and falls for her. It is love at first sight for Anbu as he becomes crazy about Malar (Priyamani), a college girl, which leads to some hilarious situations. The police station, where he has to sign daily, is manned by his uncle Kandasamy (Ashish Vidyarthi), a comic inspector whose ex-lover Kamala (Urvasi) is the constable at the station. Anbu kindles his uncle's love life and makes merry at Malar’s college, leading to funny situations. Meanwhile, Trichy is run by a powerful politician Palani (Devaraj) and his brother Guna (Ajay), who have killed the local RDO in cold blood, watched by a huge crowd of onlookers. The brothers continue with their 'dadagiri' until they clash with Anbu. The reason is that while trying to save Malar from a situation with Palani, Anbu ends up getting the wrath of the brothers. Although Malar's mother wants to move away from the city, Anbu and his aunt convince her to stay and make Anbu Malar's protector. He accompanies her and protects her from danger. After seeing his care, Malar slowly falls for Anbu and sees his true love for her. Palani causes problems for Anbu, but Anbu overcomes them and gets Palani killed by Kandasamy. Malar graduates and marries Anbu, and the story ends.



Shooting for the film commenced on 12 May 2007, at the Kumbakonam Mahamaham tank with picturisation of a song on Vishal.

This was followed by shooting near the Srirangam temple, Tiruchirapalli central bus stand, Kollidam bridge, Thiruvaiyaru court and near the Cauvery bridge in Tiruchirapalli.[1]


Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelStar Music
ProducerMani Sharma

The music was scored by Mani Sharma. The track "Yeh Aatha" is a remix of the same-titled song scored by Ilaiyaraaja for the 1982 film Payanangal Mudivathillai.[2]

No. Song Lyricist Singers Time Remarks
1 "Devathaye Vaa Vaa" Yugabharathi Vijay Yesudas 04:34
2 "Kantha Kadamba" Na. Muthukumar Naveen Madhav 05:23
3 "Oh Baby" Yugabharathi Rahul Nambiar 04:37
4 "Uyire Uyire" Ranjith, Rita Thyagarajan 05:02
5 "Yeh Aatha" Gangai Amaran Tippu, Anuradha Sriram 04:01


The satellite rights of the film were sold to Kalaignar.[3]

Critical receptionEdit

The film received mixed reviews.[4] Sify wrote:"big let-down".[5] Behindwoods wrote:"average masala-mix entertainer".[6] Reviewing the Telugu dubbed version Bhayya, rated it 3/5, along with writing "This film is definitely not for the class audiences. But has the potential to do well with the masses."[7] gave it 1.5/5 star rating, along with stating "You can wait for this one's DVD to come out to watch it, but that would be stupid. Instead, just forget it."[8]


The film was successful at the Box-office, Grossing 45 crore.[9][10][11]


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  2. ^ Malaikottai (Tamil – Mani Sharma) by Milliblog!
  3. ^ "Malaikottai Movie on Kalaignar TV". The Times of India. 14 June 2015. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  4. ^ Malaikkottai review
  5. ^ Movie Review : Malaikottai
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  9. ^ "Malaikottai top the charts," One India, 25 October 2007.
  10. ^ Comedy 'Malaikottai' tops Tamil films
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