Marudhamalai is a 2007 Indian Tamil action comedy film written and directed by Suraj. The film stars Arjun, Meera and Vadivelu in lead roles, while Lal, Raghuvaran, Nassar play supporting roles.[1] The film was released on 7 September 2007. During its release, this film had a grand opening and it became a super-hit at the box office.[2][3] Vadivelu won the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Comedian for his work in this film.[4]

Maruthamalai Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed bySuraj
Produced byV. Ravichandran
Written bySuraj
Music byD. Imman
CinematographyU.K. Senthil Kumar
Vaidy S
Edited byManoj
Release date
7 September 2007
Running time
165 minutes
Budget12 crore (US$1.7 million)
Box office56 crore (US$7.9 million)


Marudhamalai (Arjun), a lawyer, goes to work as Constable in the town of Nachiapuram after passing his police training by getting a merit selection. Here he meets 'Encounter' Ekambaram (Vadivelu), his senior officer. He is asked to do all sorts of petty work for him, and one day, Marudhamalai loses a convict on the way to the court due to Ekambaram's soft heart. He then is to clean the floors of the inspector's house and there he falls in love with Divya (Meera). Then, later in the market, after Ekambaram is humiliated by a beggar, Marudhamalai sees Maasi (Lal), the 'boss' of the city, killing a person who stood for a candidate in the elections. That constituency has not had an MLA for the last 16 years due to Maasi. Maasi's caste people have been 70% majority in that Nachiyarpuram MLA constituency, but the Government named the constituency as a Reserved Constituency 16 years ago. Since then Maasi either postpones MLA election by murdering a candidate or makes sure that his house servant from lower caste is elected as MLA and then resigns immediately to cause vacancy of the office. Since Maasi has his caste's support and heavy income, the Government has kept ignoring him.

Then the Chief election commissioner Narayanan IAS comes to the town. He meets and challenges Maasi to stop him from holding by-elections in that area. Then, during the election day, despite a lot of security, Maasi's men, with the help of a man who acts as a guard, come and drive away from the people who came for voting and are about to kill the commissioner, when Marudhamalai's father (Nassar) slaps Maasi for creating violence. At that time, Marudhamalai comes, beats up Maasi's men, and humiliates Maasi in front of all the people by handcuffing him with his dhoti. Maasi is then arrested and sentenced for 15 days imprisonment without bail.

For his bravery, Marudhamalai is initially suspended, but then promoted to the inspector of the station. With 12 days remaining in Maasi's imprisonment, Marudhamalai seals off his illegal sources of income, and arrests Maasi's henchmen to choke his empire. To exact revenge, Maasi's brother kills Marudhamalai's father by car-bomb. Later, he kills Maasi's two brothers using various unofficial methods, and Maasi vows to kill him the day he is released. Later, as Maasi is released, Marudhamalai gets an order to kill him. He fights the men single-handedly and kills them all, proving his bravery. Marudhamalai is further promoted as DSP.



The soundtrack features six songs composed by D. Imman and lyrics penned by P. Vijay and Thabu Shankar.[5] This is Imman's 25th film as a music composer in both background score and music.

Soundtrack album by
D. Imman
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelBig Music
D. Imman chronology

Track listing
1."Hey Yenmama"P. VijayMegha, Suchitra, Karthik04:18
2."Marudhamalai"Thabu ShankarD. Imman, Anitha Karthikeyan04:37
3."Marudhamalai II"Thabu ShankarMadhu Balakrishnan, Anitha Karthikeyan04:31
4."Oonjaliley Oru Angeley"Thabu ShankarKarthik, Dr. G .K. Lavanya04:36
5."The Khakhee Story"Thabu ShankarVasu, Naveen, Karthikeyan03:18
6."Yenna Velay"P. VijayD. Imman, Jyotsna04:16
Total length:25:36


The satellite rights of the film were sold to Kalaignar.[6] The comedy track of this movie with Vadivelu was a huge success and is still a regular on the television channels.

The film was also dubbed and released in Telugu as Singamalai in 2007 and in Hindi as Policewala Gunda 4 in 2020.

Critical receptionEdit

Behindwoods wrote "On the whole a good fun filled first half and illogical second half explains Marudhamalai."[7] Sify wrote "It is a mass movie laced with all essential ingredients that will work big time at the box-office."[8] Rediff called it "yet another potboiler about an upright young police constable single-handedly wiping out goondas and rowdies, armed with a bare minimum of weaponry and lethal fists."[9]


  1. ^ Rangarajan, Malathi (14 September 2007). "Funny side up —Marudhamalai". The Hindu. Retrieved 24 December 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Marudhamalai: Saved by Arjun".
  3. ^ "MARUDHAMALAI MOVIE REVIEW arjun nila vadivelu Suraj Oscar Ravichandran D Imman hot stills picture image gallery".
  4. ^ "TN Govt. announces Tamil Film Awards for six years". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 14 July 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Marudhamalai".
  6. ^ "Marudhamalai Movie on Kalaignar TV". The Times of India. 20 September 2015. Retrieved 19 October 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "MARUDHAMALAI MOVIE REVIEW arjun nila vadivelu Suraj Oscar Ravichandran D Imman hot stills picture image gallery".
  8. ^ "Review : (2007)".
  9. ^ "Marudhamalai: Saved by Arjun".

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