Muni (transl. Sage) is a 2007 Indian comedy horror film written and directed by Raghava Lawrence, who also plays the lead role. The film also features Vedhika, Rajkiran and Rahul Dev among others play supporting roles, while the film's score is composed by S. P. Venkatesh the songs were composed by Bharathwaj. The film released on 9 March 2007 along with a Telugu dubbed version of same name and gained positive reviews and huge box office collections. Later, it was dubbed into Hindi as Pratisodh: Ek Real Revenge in 2011.[1] And In Bhojpuri as Kab Hokhi Mukthi Hamar. In 2011, a sequel titled Muni 2: Kanchana was released directed by Raghava Lawrence. It is the first installment in the Muni (film series).

Muni
Muni 2007 Poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Directed byRaghava Lawrence
Written byRamesh Khanna
(Dialogues)
Screenplay byRaghava Lawrence
Story byRaghava Lawrence
Produced bySaran
Starring
CinematographyK. V. Guhan
Edited bySuresh Urs
Music byOriginal songs:
Bharathwaj
Background Score:
S. P. Venkatesh
Production
company
Release date
  • 9 March 2007 (2007-03-09) (India)
Running time
153 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

PlotEdit

Ganesh, a young man with a deep fear of ghosts who refuses go out after 6PM, moves into a new house with his mother, father, and wife Priya. All of a sudden, Ganesh is possessed by a ghost and starts behaving in a rude manner; his family cannot understand his behaviour, so they seek the help of a priest named Andaiyar. Andaiyar asks the ghost about his past. The ghost says that he is Muniyaandi and starts revealing his flashback.

Muni was a kindhearted but poor man living in the slums with his daughter. His friend is MLA Marakka Dhandapani, who uses Muni to win local elections and promises that he would give lands to the poor villagers. Dhandapani wins the election but cheats Muni. Muni fights with Dhandapani, who kills Muni and his daughter. Dhandapani lies to the poor people by saying that Muni and his daughter fled with the money that he had given Muni for the welfare of the villagers.

Ganesh enters Dhandapani's household and terrorizes him and his assistants. Dhandapani learns that Muni's spirit is in Ganesh's body, so he gets a shaman named Mastan Bhai to save his life. Bhai bargains with Muni, who agrees to let Dhandapani go if he repents and helps the poor villagers. In the climax, at Ayyanaar temple, Dhandapani confesses to the people that he killed Muni and his daughter. He then leaves money with the villagers. Muni talks with the people and eats the feast prepared by them. Bhai tells Muni to leave Ganesh's body, and he does. However, Dhandapani lied and was planning to get back all his money from the villagers. Ganesh, upon hearing this, kills Dhandapani. Bhai sees this act but does nothing, as he finally sees the injustice done by Dhandapani.

CastEdit

  • Raghava Lawrence as Ganesh, a timid man who is scared of ghosts and he always comes home at 6:00pm. He is possessed by ghosts.
  • Rajkiran as Muniyandi/Muni, a human turned ghost who was killed by a MLA Dhandapani and his gangs by burning him alive and he always possessed Ganesh's body who was come for revenge.
  • Vedhika as Priya Ganesh (Ganesh's wife)
  • Vinu Chakravarthy as Kandasaamy, Ganesh's father
  • Kovai Sarala as Kannamma, Ganesh's mother
  • Dhandapani as MLA Dhandapani, an antagonist
  • Rahul Dev as Mastan Bhai, the shaman , contract killer and a Muslim exorcist
  • Nassar as Andaiyar, a Hindu priest
  • Delhi Ganesh as Ganesh, Priya's father
  • Meera Krishnan as Priya's mother
  • Scissor Manohar as House Broker
  • Neelima Naidu as Chandramukhi
  • Bianca Desai
  • Bala Singh
  • Vadivelu David as Murugesan
  • Kallukkul Eeram Ramanathan
  • Pudhupettai Suresh
  • Citizen Mani
  • Asha
  • Kavya
  • Rangammal
  • Kavithan Rajamohan

MusicEdit

The film's original soundtrack has been composed by Bharathwaj. Lyrics written by Pa. Vijay and Raghava Lawrence.

Muni
Soundtrack album by
Released2007
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length25:54
ProducerRamani Bharadwaj
Ramani Bharadwaj chronology
Vattaram
(2006)
Muni
(2007)
Pirappu
(2007)
Track listing
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Assah Pussah"Pa. VijayKarthik, Priya Himesh4.16
2."Suru Suru Susuravarthi"Raghava LawrenceRanjith, Anuradha Sriram4.19
3."Gulla Gulla Dracula"Pa. VijayBharathwaj4.24
4."Varranda Muni"Pa. VijayMukesh3.54
5."Thalai Suthuthey Mami - Version 1"Raghava LawrenceBharadwaj, Kavitha4.50
6."Thalai Suthuthey Mami - Version 2"Raghava LawrenceRaghava Lawrence4.11
Total length:25:54

ReceptionEdit

Box officeEdit

Muni grossed around 5 crore (US$630,000) at its first weekend.

Critical responseEdit

Muni received generally positive reviews from critics.[2] IndiaGlitz.com called the movie a visual treat from Lawrence.[3]

ReleaseEdit

TheatricalEdit

It was released in also theatre's and it gives huge response from this film.

Home mediaEdit

Satellite rights went to Kalaignar TV. The satellite rights to the Telugu dubbed version went to Gemini TV. The satellite rights to the Hindi dubbed version were given to Colors Cineplex. The satellite rights to the Bhojpuri dubbed version were given to Abzy Dhakad.

SequelsEdit

The success of the film spawned four sequels.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "'Muni' completes talkie part - Bollywood Movie News". IndiaGlitz. 28 December 2006. Retrieved 6 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Muni". Archived from the original on 24 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Muni Review - Three cheers to Saran and Larencce". IndiaGlitz. 9 March 2007. Retrieved 6 August 2012.

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