Muthu is one of the iconic films of Rajinikanth. Released in 1995 the movie made our superstar an international star and was a huge success in Japan. The year itself was a treat to all Rajini fans as Baasha also released the same year. Muthu is the story of a rich heir who is brought up as a servant. Eventually Muthu learns the truth and becomes the rightful owner of a massive wealth. The film had Rajini in a double role as the Zamindar and the servant. Radha Ravi played the villain and Meena played the heroine. The film was a complete package and appealed to the masses.
Muthu was a remake of Mammootty’s Thenmavin Kombath which was released in 1994 had Shobana as the heroine. Muthu came in 1995. Almost 25 years later Vijay Tv is telecasting a serial with the same plot as Rajinikanth’s Muthu. The irony is that it is titled Velaikkaran which is also a Rajini film title. Vasu Vikram who is Radha Ravi’s nephew plays the role similar to Ambalathar in the original. After borrowing titles from films now serials have started borrowing plots from films. Of course considering how long the serials go on these days there will be several deviations and plot twists.
Let’s see how everything unfolds.