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Rajinikanth Starrer 'Muthu': Interesting Trivia About The Movie

Rajinikanth plays the titular character in the Tamil language flick, 'Muthu'. Here are some of the interesting facts about the movie that you must know.


Muthu is a popular Tamil-language flick. Helmed by K. S. Ravikumar, it stars Rajinikanth and Meena in the lead roles. Muthu is an adaptation of the 1994’s Malayam flick Thenmavin Kombath. It revolves around the life of a loyal servant, Muthu, who works for Zamindar Malayasimman. The latter’s uncle plots to capture the whole family’s wealth leading to conditions that reveal Muthu’s identity as the real owner of properties.  

Released in 1995, this flick emerged out to be successful. Moreover, it became one of the highest-grossing Tamil films at the time. Its dubbed Japanese version came out in 1998 and the country’s audience loved the flick. We have compiled some of the interesting facts about Rajinikanth’s Muthu that you must know.

Here are interesting facts abotu Rajinikanth starrer Muthu

  • Muthu marks the first collaboration between Tamil star Rajinikanth, music composer A. R. Rahman and the filmmaker K. S. Ravikumar. They are considered as the big Rs in the Indian film industry.
  • The makers planned to dub Rajinikanth’s Muthu in Japanese, which came out in 1998. The Japanese audience could not get enough of the flick and it emerged successful there.



  • After the release of Muthu, Rajinikanth gained innumerable overseas fans. Moreover, most of his following came from Japan.
  • The popular Bollywood song Deewana Deewana from 1996 action flick Jung was inspired by the tuneful Thilana Thilana from Rajinikanth’s Tamil film Muthu. Later on, the feet-tapping song was dubbed in Hindi language and titled Rangeela Rangeela.

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  • In every scene from Muthu where Rajinikanth takes out his foldable horsewhip, a different sound effect follows the action.

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