Rajadhi Raja Raja Kulothunga Raja Marthanda Raja Gambeera Kathavaraya Krishna Kamarajan

Rajadhi Raja Raja Kulothunga Raja Marthanda Raja Gambeera Kathavaraya Krishna Kamarajan is a 1993 Tamil language action film directed by Balu Anand. The film features Mansoor Ali Khan and Nandhini in lead roles, with Napoleon, Srihari, Uday Prakash, Nagesh, Jaiganesh, Venniradai Moorthy and S. S. Chandran playing supporting roles. The film, produced by J. A. Mohammed Ali, had musical score by Mansoor Ali Khan and was released on 24 June 1993. It's the longest film title ever in Tamil cinema.[1][2][3][4]

Rajadhi Raja Raja Kulothunga Raja Marthanda Raja Gambeera Kathavaraya Krishna Kamarajan
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Poster
Directed byBalu Anand
Produced byJ. A. Mohammed Ali
Written byBalu Anand
Starring
Music byMansoor Ali Khan
CinematographyB. S. Nandhalal
Edited byKMP Kumar
Production
company
Raj Kennedy Films
Release date
  • 24 June 1993 (1993-06-24)
Running time
140 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

PlotEdit

Kulothungan (Mansoor Ali Khan) is a smart petty thief, he can dress up as a conductor or a police officer to rip off his victims. Despite being a thief, he helps the needy like Robin Hood.

Radhika (Nandhini), a wealthy heiress, is brought up by her three guardians : the lawyer (Nagesh), Subramanian (Jaiganesh) and Subramanian's wife Shalu (Abhilasha) but Chalu wants to fully benefit of Radhika's heritage and she drugs Radhika with the help of a Swamy. So Radhika later becomes mentally ill as Chalu wanted. One day, Radhika manages to get away. She ends up in a brothel and she is raped by Kulothungan who was drunk. Her guardians finally find her.

Later, Shalu hires Kulothungan to play Radhika's husband and Kulothungan gets married to Radhika. Kulothungan decides to protect Radhika from Shalu. Soon, Shalu joins forces with Kulothungan's enemy Rao (Srihari). They kill Subramanian and blame the innocent Kulothungan. The honest police Guru Subramaniam (Napoleon) takes charge of this odd affair. What transpires later forms the crux of the story.

CastEdit

SoundtrackEdit

Rajadhi Raja Raja Kulothunga Raja Marthanda Raja Gambeera Kathavaraya Krishna Kamarajan
Soundtrack album by
Released1993
Recorded1993
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length18:38
ProducerMansoor Ali Khan

The film score and the soundtrack were composed by actor Mansoor Ali Khan. The soundtrack, released in 1993, features 5 tracks with lyrics also written by Mansoor Ali Khan.

Track Song Singer(s) Duration
1 'Manichana Manichan' Sirkazhi G. Sivachidambaram, Chandrabose 3:03
2 'Rajadhi Raja' Malgudi Subha 1:45
3 'Aattam Podalam' S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Chorus 5:21
4 'Mama Mama' Swarnalatha, Mansoor Ali Khan 4:26
5 'Marutha Marikozhundu' T. S. Raghavendra, Vani Jairam 4:03

ReceptionEdit

Malini Mannath of The New Indian Express panned the film and said : "A film strictly for his (Mansoor Ali Khan's) fans, that too the most ardent ones".[4] New Straits Times wrote "The director has done his best to inject as much humour, action and drama as he can".[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rajadhi Raja Raja Kulothunga Raja Marthanda Raja Gambeera Kathavaraya Krishna Kamarajan (1993)". gomolo.com. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Mansoor Ali Khan launches Athiradi in his usual unusual style". indiaglitz.com. 7 January 2014. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
  3. ^ "'Ennai Paar Yogam Varum' Movie Launch". indiaglitz.com. 5 June 2006. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
  4. ^ a b Malini Mannath (25 June 1993). "Royal boot to villainy, nay heroism". The Indian Express: 6. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
  5. ^ Vijiyan, K. (21 August 1993). "Lengthy title but falls short on star appeal". New Straits Times.

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