Starring: Rajnikanth, Meena
Malayalam Original: Thenmaavin Kombathu
This movie turned out to be a treat to Rajni
fans, with his comedy and the various indirect
digs he takes at the then Chief Minister, playing
a significant part. Thenmaavin Kombathu itself
was set in the Kerala - Tamil Nadu border and
had a Tamil flavor about it. K.S.Ravikumar cleverly
altered the story to suit the expectations of
the Superstar fans. The father’s character
in the Tamil version was a complete change over.
That role never existed in the original. With
A.R.Rahman combining with Rajinikanth for the
first time, the movie will always be remembered
for the response it generated in Japan.