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It has been a trend in Kollywood to reuse yesteryear movie titles for various reasons. It could be the attraction factor, title suiting the movie's storyline or to appeal the masses.
Makers generally reuse titles of star heroes to work out magic and gain some instant publicity for the movie and the most used titles are that of Superstar Rajinikanth's yesteryear classics.
Dhanush, Superstar's 'mappillai' in real life reprocessed titles such as Polladhavan, Padikathavan and Mapillai for his movies. Karthi Sivakumar too, took his share by seeking Naan Mahan Alla and Alex Pandiyan (an evergreen character's name from the movie Moondru Mugam).
Siva Karthikeyan's upcoming movie too, banks upon the legendary star's yesteryear title, Velaikaran while Raghava Lawrence had got hold on the 1988 blockbuster movie's title, Rajadhi Raja.
Few movies struck gold while few fizzled at the box office, but the buzz which these movies created before its release were worth mentioning and thanks to their respective title.
The latest buzz is that the upcoming movie of Vijay-Atlee combo has won a title for themselves which is powerful and strikes instant intensity. The duo's upcoming movie which is in its production stage is in full swing and is titled as Moondru Mugam.
Moondru Mugam was a 1982 blockbuster that featured Rajinikanth in triple roles. Being faithful to the title, the movie had Rajini in three different roles of John, Arun and Alex Pandian. It was the brief character of Alex Pandian in the movie which fetched numerous accolades not just during the time of the movie's release but also at the present time.
Vijay in his upcoming movie is playing dual roles, one being set against the backdrop of 1980s and the other being set at the present time. One can now assume that the director might have chalked out a third character in the movie for Vijay going by the choice of title and the makers of the movie could possibly be downplaying the fact in order to keep the suspense factor working.
Comprising of an ensemble cast of Samantha, Kajal Agarwal, Nithya Menen and S.J Surya with the Mozart of Madras, AR Rahman scoring music for the movie and KV Vijayendra Prasad of Bhajarangi Bhaijan's fame penning the script for the movie, it seems that the team is leaving no stones unturned to make this venture a huge one in terms of all round aspects.
Hope the new age Moondru Mugam replicates the success and craze as that of its older counterpart.