Pooja Hegde is an Indian model and actor who has appeared in multilingual movies. She is a former beauty pageant contestant as she was crowned as the second runner-up at the Miss Universe India 2010 competition, before she made her acting debut in Mysskin's Tamil superhero film Mugamoodi (2012). Here’s all about the movie-
The Tamil superhero movie, Mugamoodi, is penned and helmed by Myshkin. The lead cast of the movie includes Pooja Hegde, Jiiva, Narain, and Nassar. The movie marks as the debut of Pooja Hegde into the acting industry. The plot of the film revolves around a hopeless young man, who uses his Kung-fu skills and mask to tackle a bank robbery group without revealing his identity.
Pooja Hegde plays the character of Shakthi in the film, the daughter of Police Deputy Commissioner Gaurav, played by Nassar. Her character is the love interest of the male lead character, Jiiva, in the movie. Pooja won the hearts of the audience through her performance in the movie and bagged many appreciations. Mugamoodi proved to be a huge jump for Pooja Hegde in her career and the diva never looked back since.
Director Myshkin approached a foreign costume-designer to design a superhero outfit for the character in the movie. The pre-production of the movie started earlier in 2008 and popular actor Suriya was expected to play the lead role. AR Rahman was expected to be the composer of the movie. But, later they were dropped from the movie.
The superhero costume wore by Jiiva weighed 10 kgs. Jiiva suffered from some infections in his leg because of the costume he was made to wear. Myshkin initially named the movie as Agniputhuran, that later turned into Mugamoodi.
Mugamoodi is the first Tamil superhero movie ever. The movie is about a man who cannot tolerate injustice and corruption and hence turns into a vigilante to fight against it for a better society. This movie was dedicated to Bruce Lee. Having received a mixed critical response at the box-office, the movie was also released in the dubbed Telugu version, titled Mask. It has also been dubbed in Hindi as Mahabali Ek Super Hero.
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