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K Balachander praises Thillu Mullu

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Legendary filmmaker K Balachander has praised the last week release Thillu Mullu, a remake of his own film of the same name starring superstar Rajinikanth. He has said that the latest film perfectly suits the tastes of the new-age audience.

The 1981 Thillu Mullu was an official remake of Hindi classic Golmaal featuring Amol Palekar. The Tamil film had become one of the biggest hits of the 80s. It also has to be noted that it was the first movie of the superstar in a full-fledged comedy role.

"I'm happy the makers have taken efforts and made my film into a commercial entertainer. The remake is completely new to me but director Badri has made it in such a way that it's apt for the current generation of cinemagoers," said Balachander in a statement.

The remake features Shiva, Isha Talwar and Prakash Raj in the lead roles. It's the story of the protagonist who lands up a job with a lie, and is forced to act as his own twin to avoid being fired. Continue reading the story on the slideshow...

Glaring Differences

One of the glaring differences between the two versions is the treatment of comedy. While in the original it was sensible and funny, it is loud and commercial in the remake.

Positive Vibes

Thillu Mullu opened up to positive reviews. The treatment and the tweaking of the script to suit the present generation have been praised by audience and critics.

Thillu Mullu Remake Creators...

The latest movie is produced by S Madhan of Vendhar Movies and it is directed by newcomer Badri. It had a worldwide release on June 14.


Performance wise, Shiva is brilliant. His innocence and the way he delivers one-liners get full marks. The point that has to be noted here is that the young actor has not tried to imitate the superstar Rajini.

Other Cast

Prakash Raj perfectly fits the role. The way he expresses his anger and humour makes people to burst with laughter. Heroine Isha Talwar has a good screen space in the movie and is very charming.

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