Original is always original and then comes next. Doing remakes seems to be the latest fad. Joining the list of remake is Murattu Kaalai (1980). The original featuredRajinikanth as an angry young man.
Produced by AVM and directed by S P Muthuraman, it brought name and fame toRaijni. After three decades now comes its remake with Sunder C playing the lead. Sneha, Suman, Sindhu Thulani and Vivek in key role. Music is by Srikanth Deva.
Directed by K Selvabharathy, the movie is racy.Read on for Murattu Kaalai Tamil Movie Review Kalaiyan (Sundar C) is a brave young man. He lives a happy life with his brothers. Sister of local zameemndar Varadarajan (Suman) falls for Kalaiyan.
Coming to know that Kalaiyan's land has gold mines, he decides to get his sister married to him and get his wealth. Meanwhile Varadarajan comes across Poovarasi (Sneha) and falls for her. He decides to get her married and forces her by playing spoilsport in her family.
She escapes his custody and takes refuge in Kalaiyan's house. Coming to know of Varadarajan's true colours, Kalaiyancancels the engagement with his sister. Now begins the drama between the two. Varadarajanbays for his blood.
He is adviced and assisted in his battle against Kalaiyan by Saroja (Vivek). What happens then is a tale of bloody battle and finally justice prevails. Sundar C has played his part well. He has stuck to his own style and that is refreshing.
Snehadons the role played by Rathi in the original. Suman plays the wicked baddie, while Vivek tries his best to evoke humour. Sadly his dialogue is crude and full of double meaning. Sindhu Tholani is glamorous. She appears for a song.
Thiyagu, Lollu Sabha Jeeva are also in the cast. As far as the story goes, there is nothing novel as it is about an innocent villager taking on a wicked rich man. No surprises there. Kalaiyan (Sundar C) and his battle with zameendarVaradarajan (Suman) is what the movie is all about. frankly the original was far ahead.
The remake is no patch to it. The gloss, shine is there. But sadly the emotions go missing. Music is by Srikanth Deva. He has remixed the popular Podhuvaga En Manasu song here.Santanio Terzio's cinematography gives the film a new colour. Murattu Kaalai is a movie which may not be a match to the original.