Mannan (1992)

 ●  Tamil ● 2 hrs 42 mins

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The film begins with Shantidevi (Vijayshanti) being announced as the number one Industrialist in India. Shantidevi is a feminist, rich and arrogant lady and rules her company with an iron hand. It is at this juncture that Krishnan (Rajinikanth) enters the scene. He is a kind-hearted man who works as a welder in Mumbai and comes to Chennai to see his mother. Krishnan and Shantidevi meet at the airport and their first meeting ends on a bitter note. Krishnan learns that his mother is suffering from paralysis. Krishnan quits his job in Mumbai and decides to stay in Chennai to take care of his ailing mother. His family doctor recommends Krishnan to meet a renowned business man for his job. Krishnan goes to meet the business man and on the way an elderly man, Viswanathan, is beaten up by several men. Krishnan helps him and takes him to a hospital and finds out that Viswanathan is none other the business man whom he was going to meet. Krishnan is asked to go to the factory only to discover that factory belongs to Shantidevi who happens to be Viswanathan's daughter. Shantidevi refuses to hire Krishnan but later due to her dad's compulsion she recruits Krishnan. Krishnan befriends Meena (Kushboo Sundar) who is Shantidevi's secretary. Meena is a very sweet and warm person who instantly falls in love with Krishnan. In the mean time Krishnan is elected as the union leader and Shantidevi is not very happy about him as they have different views and ideas. They have frequent clashes due to this. Meena decides to marry Krishnan and reveals it to him. Krishnan likes Meena but advises Meena to discuss it with his mother first. Shantidevi decides to marry Krishnan, but only to take revenge on him. She somehow convinces Krishnan's mother to get her married and Krishnan obliges his mother. Krishnan's mother is not aware of Shantidevi's plan. Shantidevi expects Krishnan to stay at home post marriage but her plan back fires as Krishnan continues as the union leader even after marriage. Shantidevi changes a policy in her company which agitates all the workers and they go on an indefinite hunger strike, which is headed by Krishnan. Viswanathan realizes that his company's image is at stake and takes over as the chairman. Shantidevi is angered by this move saying that she has lost to Krishnan. Krishnan's mother comes to know about their bitter relationship and dies immediately, out of guilt. Shantidevi gets kidnapped by some of her business rivals, when Krishnan saves her and ultimately she realizes her mistake. The film ends with meena being appointed as the new chairman and Shantidevi as a homemaker leading a happy life with Krishnan.

Cast: Khushboo Sundar, Rajinikanth, Vijayashanti Prasad

Crew: P Vasu (Director), Ashok Kumar (Director of Photography), Ilaiyaraaja (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Action, Family

Release Dates: 15 Jan 1992 (India)

Tamil Name: மன்னன்

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Did you know? Rajinikanth received a lot of praise for his portrayal of the character in this movie. His style and sense of attitude was at its highest sensual touch. Its an all time favorite for all Tamil movie lovers. Read More
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as Meena
as Krishnan
as Shanthi Devi
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as Muthu
as Azhagi
as Parvathy Amma/Krishnan's Mother
as Raghavan
as Sathish
as Meena's Father
as Viswanathan

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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Tamil
Colour Info:
Color
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Tracklist
01 
05:02
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Vaali
Playback Singer: SP Balasubramaniam
02 
02:38
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Vaali
Playback Singer: SP Balasubramaniam, S Janaki
03 
01:58
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Vaali
Playback Singer: SP Balasubramaniam, S Janaki
04 
05:12
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Vaali
Playback Singer: S Janaki, Rajinikanth
05 
04:56
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04:51
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Vaali
Playback Singer: KJ Yesudas
Trivia:
Rajinikanth made his debut in playback singing with this film, he sang 'Adikkuthu Kuliru'.

Rajinikanth received a lot of praise for his portrayal of the character in this movie. His style and sense of attitude was at its highest sensual touch. Its an all time favorite for all Tamil movie lovers.

Director Vasu revealed that actor Rajinikanth initially had doubts about how the 'Amma' song would turnout and how it would be picturised. However, after shooting the song, Rajini was highly impressed with this song and the song still remains all-time classic

Due to its phenomenal success, the movie was remade in Hindi as "Laadla", and in Telugu under the title "Gharana Mogudu".

The film is a remake of the 1986 hit Kannada film "Anuraga Aralithu" starring Rajkumar.
Movie Connection(s):
Remade as: Gharana Mogudu (Telugu)
Remade as: Laadla (Hindi)