Mettupatti Mirasu

Mettupatti Mirasu (English: Landlord of Mettupatti) is a 1994 Tamil drama film directed by Anu Mohan. The film features Sivakumar, Arjun Sarja, Raadhika and Suman Ranganathan in the lead roles, with Goundamani, Senthil, S. S. Chandran, Sangeeta and Sathyapriya playing supporting roles. The film, produced by Bharathi Appusamy, had musical score by M. S. Sriraj and was released on 15 July 1994.[1][2][3][4]

Mettupatti Mirasu
Directed byAnu Mohan
Produced byBharathi Appusamy
Written byAnu Mohan
Starring
Music byM. S. Sriraj
CinematographyRajarajan
Edited bySrinivas Krishna
Production
company
Sharmila Movies
Release date
  • 15 July 1994 (1994-07-15)
Running time
150 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

PlotEdit

Pazhanisamy (Sivakumar), also known as Mettupatti Mirasu, is a rich and respected village elder, he is married to the arrogant Deivanai (Sathyapriya). They have a son, Siva (Sivakumar), and a niece, Radha (Suman Ranganathan). Siva is going to get married to the village belle Meenakshi (Raadhika), who is from another village. The day of the wedding, the bus in which Meenakshi and her family are travelling is stopped by thieves. Chinnadurai (Arjun Sarja) comes to their rescue and saves the passengers. Afterwards, Siva and Meenakshi get married in time as planned.

Karmegam (S. S. Chandran) is Pazhanisamy's accountant for many years, he has an eye on Pazhanisamy's wealth. He wants his son (Viswanath) to get married to Pazhanisamy's niece Radha.

Chinnadurai is the newly appointed physical education teacher at the village's school. He lives with his widow mother and the villagers make fun of his late mentally ill father. Thereafter, Chinnadurai and Radha fall in love with each other. When Siva comes to know their love affair, he wants to arrange Radha's marriage as soon as possible with a man with equal prestige. Pazhanisamy calms his son and he promises to find a better solution at his Shashti Poorthi ceremony : in which Pazhanisamy will have to get married a second time with his wife Deivanai. The day of the ceremony, Siva sends henchmen to beat up Chinnadurai. Chinnadurai fights the henchmen and stops the Shashti Poorthi ceremony. To everyone's complete surprise, Pazhanisamy ties the mangala sutra around Valliammai's neck (synonym of marriage).

In the past, Valliammai worked as a maid in Pazhanisamy's home, she was still unmarried. One day, Deivanai left the home with her son Siva for a ceremony in the neighbouring village but they stayed there for more than a week. In the meantime, Siva got sick, and Valliammai stayed with him, they had intercourse. A few weeks later, Valliammai became pregnant. When villages elders asked about the father's identity, she showed a mentally ill man (Krishnamoorthy) to save Pazhanisamy's prestige.

Thereafter, Siva turns against his father Pazhanisamy under the guidance of the stingy Karmegam. Pazhanisamy then passes away, before his death Meenakshi promises him to solve the feud between Siva and Chinnadurai. What transpires next forms the rest of the story.

CastEdit

SoundtrackEdit

Mettupatti Mirasu
Soundtrack album by
M. S. Sriraj
Released1994
Recorded1994
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length23:36
ProducerM. S. Sriraj

The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer M. S. Sriraj. The soundtrack, released in 1994, features 4 tracks with lyrics written by Pulamaipithan, Kamakodiyan, Piraisoodan, Muthurasan and Komagan.

Track Song Singer(s) Duration
1 'Mangalam Mangalamae' K. J. Yesudas, K. S. Chithra, Uma Ramanan 4:35
2 'Raagam Engae' S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 4:41
3 'Chinna Chinna' S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. P. Sailaja 4:30
4 'Thottathunalae' S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. P. Sailaja 4:49

ReceptionEdit

Malini Mannath of The New Indian Express described the film as "clichéd but enjoyable".[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mettupatti Mirasu (1994) Tamil Movie". spicyonion.com. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Mettupatti Mirasu (1994)". gomolo.com. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Filmography of mettuppatti mirasu". cinesouth.com. Archived from the original on 29 November 2004. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Tamil Movie Mettuppatti Mirasu". jointscene.com. Archived from the original on 3 February 2010. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  5. ^ Malini Mannath (15 July 1994). "Escape to revenge". The Indian Express: 7. Retrieved 15 November 2015.