Music composed by Joshua Sridhar. Chandramukhi Tamil movie features Rajinikanth, Prabhu, Jyothika, Nayantara, Vadivelu and Nassar. The film won five Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, four Film Fans' Association Awards and two Filmfare Awards. [24] The Vettaiyapuram mansion was erected in Hyderabad. [67] Grady Hendrix of Slate appreciated Rajinikanth's characterisation in the film, calling the character, Saravanan's ability to read minds "well-trained" before concluding, "Rajinikanth's movies are crammed with comedy, action, and musical numbers and they take great delight in kicking narrative logic in the face. [114] Rajinikanth and Nayanthara's characters act in a film titled Chandramukhi 2 in a scene from Kuselan (2008), which P. Vasu also directed. He called "Konjam Neram" "melodious in a forgettable kind of way", "Athinthom" a "soft, melodious song", "Kokku Para Para" as "insipid", "Raa Raa" "a rather listenable track", and said "Annonda Pattu" is "vintage Rajni, and gets your feet tapping. I was lucky I got a song in a Rajnikanth film so early in my career and the Filmfare award for my very first song. The river Valli flows nearby. [61] Arun Ram of India Today said, "With Chandramukhi, Rajnikant revives his fading career and fortunes of Tamil cinema". Vasu said the film had taken only 78 days to be completed instead of the planned 120 days. The only way to stop Chandramukhi is to make her believe she killed Vettaiyan on Durgashtami since Saravanan impersonated Vettaiyan and disrupted one of the pujas conducted by the exorcist Ramachandra Acharya by conversing with Chandramukhi to know its wish. With Nayan Tara and Jyotika in the female leads, there is plenty of glamour in the film. [51] Vasu defended himself by stating the script was not a scene-by-scene remake of the original and that only the basic plot was used. The film was also dubbed into Turkish. [37] The cassettes were priced at ₹45 each and CD's at ₹99 each. One can almost picture Rajni brandishing his trademark cigarette and sunglasses as he gyrates to the beat. Moon-faced beauty) is a 2005 Indian Tamil-language comedy horror film written and directed by P. Vasu, and was produced and distributed by Ramkumar Ganesan of Sivaji Productions. The palace complex also has a section of curios and several interesting objects: An entire room filled with old Chinese jars, all gifts by Chinese merchants. [56] The Telugu-dubbed version topped the box office charts in its first week of release. [27] The filming of the song was completed after the audio launch. The ground floor houses the royal treasury. Return of Chandarmukhi -3 (Drona 2010) is a Malayalam film directed by Shaji Kailas. [60] A reviewer from The Times of India called the film "Entertaining, stylish, respectful of ritual, and always massively larger than life". The led lights on her eyes and the ra ra song trivialized the horror genre that I don't feel like enjoying any horror movie. The Clock Tower and the Roof of the Padmanabhapuram Palace. I mean, just look at this beauty. Directed by (1) Writing credits (1) Cast (22) Produced by (4) Music by (1) Cinematography by (1) Film Editing by (1) Art Direction by (1) Sound Department (2) Special Effects by (1) Visual Effects by (15) Animation Department (1) Music Department (12) [58] This restored version was released on 2 August 2012 on Blu-ray format. [121] Despite the release of Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007), Chandramukhi was dubbed in Hindi and released on 29 February 2008 by Dilip Dhanwani, owner of the production house Royal Film Company. It was released in Germany under the title, Der Geisterjäger (transl. [11] Regarding the designing of the Vettaiyapuram palace, he watched both Apthamitra and its source Malayalam film Manichitrathazhu (1993) to get the basic idea of the film's plot. [1], Writing for The Hindu, Malathi Rangarajan said, "As you watch the film you cannot but admire the ingenuity of writer-director P. Vasu in choosing a story that is bound to sell and at the same time helping Rajini maintain his image of an invincible hero", before concluding that, "The 'Mannan' team proves a winner again". [53] Sunfeast Biscuits also helped in the film's promotion;[35] They launched special merchandise which consists of cards, featuring Rajinikanth and some stills of Chandramukhi. The first floor houses the King's bedrooms. Now, it serves as a heritage museum, exhibiting antique household articles and curios. Livingston who appears as a police inspector, utters the sound "Lakka Lakka" which Rajinikanth makes in Chandramukhi. [10], Thota Tharani was the film's art director,[8] and also designed the costumes used in the film. [113] In Sivaji (2007), Thamizhselvi (Shriya Saran) would be seen dancing for the song "Raa Raa", Sivaji (Rajinikanth) and Arivu (Vivek) are seen uttering the last lines of the song. The Hindi version was released in collaboration with producer A. M. Rathnam. More than 25 Toyota Qualis and 30 stunt artists were involved in the fight sequence that featured Rajinikanth. Senthil then opens a trapdoor to let Saravanan escape, and an effigy of Vettaiyan gets burnt instead. As a result, Vettaiyan took her back to his palace by force. If one is a die-hard Rajni fan, then one is likely to go beserk dancing to this. [59] Another critic from The Hindu, Sudhish Kamath, said Rajinikanth is "at his vintage best". When Senthil does so, she turns into Chandramukhi, which shocks him. It was also dubbed and released in Bhojpuri under the title Chandramukhi Ke Hunkaar. [35][a] The original soundtrack of the film and a video CD titled "The making of Chandramukhi", were released on 27 September 2005 in Chennai. With Rajinikanth, Jyotika, Prabhu, Nayanthara. [28] "Konjam Neram" was shot in segments in Ephesus and Pamukkale. Tharani designed Chandramukhi's room and placed a corridor in it, which was quite different from the original and its Kannada remake. The two families are reunited after 30 years, Saravanan and Durga fall in love, and the couple Swarna and Murugesan become parents after eight years of marriage. Chandramukhi Gold Llp is a Limited Liability Partnership firm incorporated on 17 July 2012. [85] Chandramukhi completed a 100-day theatrical run in South Africa. The top floor was supposed to be Sree Padmanabha Swamy's room. [19] Vasu wanted Jyothika to perform her scenes in a manner different from that of Shobana's role in Manichitrathazhu, enacting the scenes himself before they were shot featuring Jyothika. In an interview with The Hindu, Binny Krishnakumar said: I will forever remain indebted to composer Vidyasagar, who gave me the song when I was a nobody in playback singing. [122], A standalone sequel to Chandramukhi titled Nagavalli was made in Telugu. [106][108] Prabhu said in an interview with Malathi Rangarajan of The Hindu, [38] The film's background score was released as a separate album. [72][73] Karunanidhi presented the "Shivaji" sword to the film's cast and crew, and awards were given to everyone involved in the film. [21] Nassar played Kandaswamy, Murugesan's older brother. He also said female viewers loved the portrayal of the female cast. The awards for the film mainly went to Vadivelu and Jyothika for their performances. Dubbing credits. The top floor (called upparikka malika) served as the worship chamber of the royal household. Here the King used to spend time during fasting days. I told him I had had [, The exchange rate in 2005 was 45.3 Indian rupees (, Krishnakumar is Binny's husband and also a professional, "Cruising through fashion with Sidney Sladen", "Vasu on the three most-talked about films! Saravanan reveals to Senthil and Viswanathan that Ganga suffers from split personality disorder. It is registered at Registrar of Companies, Kolkata. [b] Then, about six months later, Vidyasagar invited me to record "Ra ra...". [120] The film was also dubbed and released in Turkish. A gallery of paintings depicting incidents from the history of Travancore. [81] The New Indian Express estimates that it grossed ₹650 million (US$14.3 million in 2005). [87] The film collected ₹62.78 million (US$1.4 million in 2005)[a] in Malaysia; it was the only Indian film to feature in that country's top ten grossing films of the year.[88]. [35], The album was released on 5 March 2005 at the Taj Connemara hotel in Chennai. [27] The production unit flew to Istanbul from Chennai via Dubai on 25 February 2005. This Palace is maintained by the Govt. Akhilandeshwari overhears Saravanan's idea of self-sacrifice and apologises to him. It is situated in the Tenkasi, Tirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu (before state reorganisation, Kanyakumari District, Chenkottah Taluk, Tenkasi Taluk including the areas of Kuttalam are in the control of Travancore Kingdom in Kerala). [70], The film's 804th day celebration function was held at Kamaraj Arangam in Chennai on 25 June 2007. The film features Rajinikanth, Prabhu, Jyothika, Vadivelu and Nayanthara leading an ensemble cast that includes, Nassar, Sheela, Vijayakumar, Vinaya Prasad, Sonu Sood, Suvarna Mathew, Vineeth, Malavika and K. R. Vijaya. It is a remake of Vasu's Kannada film Apthamitra (2004), which itself is a remake of the Malayalam film Manichitrathazhu (1993). [63] The Sify reviewer wrote that Chandramukhi was simply "a remake of P. Vasu’s Apthamitra from Kannada with some additional songs, fights and comedy scenes thrown in to further boost the superstar’s image" but like Ulaganathan, commended the comedy scenes of Rajinikanth and Vadivelu, terming them the film's highlight. [54] Giant cutouts of Rajinikanth and movie release posters were posted all over the state as a run-up for the release. Muthukumar and Bhuvana Chandra wrote the lyrics for the Tamil version. It is a remake of Vasu's Kannada film Apthamitra (2004), which itself is a remake of the Malayalam The film was made on a budget of ₹190 million. Saravanan also investigates other incidents such as the attempts to kill Senthil are made with poisoning his coffee and by pushing a fish tank on top of him, as well as a mysterious voice singing during the night. Ramachandra Acharya then blows smoke and ash on Ganga's face when she is given a torch to burn Saravanan. The line was often parodied by actor Premgi Amaren, who altered it slightly to "Enna Kodumai, Sir Idhu?" It was released on 14 April 2005 on the eve of the Tamil New Year. [104] Rajinikanth's dress, which he wore in "Devuda Devuda", was sold for ₹25,000 (US$554 in 2005). [118], Chandramukhi was dubbed in Telugu and was simultaneously released with the same title as the Tamil version. Overview Chandermukhi Resorts is a great choice for travellers looking for a 3 star hotel in Kasauli. While they are staying at their ancestral mansion called Aranmanai, strange incidents occur. [115] In Thamizh Padam (2010), Shiva (Shiva) would be seen imitating the film's introduction scene by stretching his leg when it is revealed that Siva has a split seam in his pants. This Bangalore Palace … [a][82] This was the first Tamil film to exceed the box office record set by Ghilli (2004), which grossed ₹330 million (US$6.6 million in 2005). became popular. 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