Remaking a yesteryear film is always a risky job, as the audience likes to compare the movies. Adding to that if a director chooses a superstar's film, he should be confident that the actor chosen for the latest version should be acceptable face and should have the mass appeal. Director Suraj has joined hands with Dhanush for the remake of Rajinikanth's 1989 film Mappillai. The director has retained the title and has chosen Rajini's son-in-law to play the lead role, which again is considered as a wise move by trader analysts. Now let us see what they have to offer. Read on for Mappillai remake.
Saravanan (Dhanush) is a self-esteemed person, who is blessed with all qualities of a good human being. He falls in love with Gayathri (Hansika Motwani), the daughter of business tycoon Rajeshwari (Manisha Koirala). Soon, their love blossoms and her mother comes to know about their affair. Without any hesitation, she gives nod to their marriage because she felt that he is the tailor-made boy for her daughter, as she thinks that the boy would obey her orders and would be a henpecked husband. But just before the wedding, Saravanan's other face of a terror gets revealed, which makes Rajeshwari to oppose the marriage. However, Saravanan-Gayathri get married against her wish and then starts a cat and mouse game between the son-in-law and the mother-in-law. How he breaks the ego of Rajeshwari forms the rest of the story.