Mettukudi (The House on the Hill, மேட்டுக்குடி) is a 1996 Indian Tamil-language comedy film directed by Sundar C. starring Karthik, Gemini Ganesan, Goundamani, Nagma and Manivannan. The movie is based on the 1990 Malayalam movie His Highness Abdullah.
|Directed by||Sundar C.|
|Written by||K. Selva Bharathy (dialogues)|
|Screenplay by||Sundar C.|
|Story by||Sundar C.|
|Produced by||N. Prabhavathy|
N. Jyothi Lakshmi
|Cinematography||U. K. Senthil Kumar|
|Edited by||P. Sai Suresh|
Ganga Gowri Productions
|Distributed by||Ganga Gowri Productions|
|29 August 1996|
The story starts in the 9th century. The King Raja Raja Chola presents his valuable sword to his commander-in-chief, for playing a vital role in winning a war. It was preserved by his family descendants. This information was known by an archaeologist(Rajeev) who plans to steal it due to its monetary value. Presently, Gemini Ganesan is charged with the care of the sword.
The villain plans to send Raja (Karthik) to do this job. He enters into the palace as the son (who ran off from the family in his childhood) of Manivannan, who Gemini Ganesan's son-in-law. Everything went smooth initially. However, Indhu (Nagma), Gemini Ganesan's granddaughter, fell in love with him. The situation called for Raja to marry her. Later, Indhu came to know the truth and challenges him about stealing the sword.
In the meantime, Gemini Ganesan, not knowing Raja for what he came there for, gave the sword to him and pressed him to look after it. This made Raja realize his mistake and promises him to protect it. The climax occurs when he manages to protect the sword from the villain, and the family accepted Raja after learning the truth.
- Karthik as Rajasekhar
- Nagma as Indhu
- Gemini Ganesan as Indhu's grandfather
- Goundamani as Kalingarayan
- Manivannan as Kumarasamy, Gemini Ganesan's son-in-law
- Thilakan as Deivathinam
- Rajeev as Archeologist
- Uday Prakash
- Vichu Viswanath as Archeologist's son-in-law
- Halwa Vasu
- Kazan Khan
|Soundtrack album by|
All lyrics are written by Palani Bharathi.
|1.||"Anbulla Mannavane"||Mano, Swarnalatha||5:15|
|2.||"Velvetta Velvetta"||Mano, K. S. Chithra||4:59|
|3.||"Indha Poonthendral"||Mano, Sirpy, Israth||4:59|
|4.||"Adi Yaaradhu Yaaradhu"||Mano, K. S. Chithra||5:00|
|5.||"Mana Madurai Gundu Malliye"||Krishnachander, Swarnalatha||4:55|
- Mettukudi, Music Plugin, retrieved 5 December 2008
- Mettukudi songs, Thirai Paadal, retrieved 5 December 2008
- "'Muthu' to '36 Vayathinile': Five blockbuster Tamil films that were remade from Malayalam movies". The Times of India. 19 March 2020.