Pollachi Mappillai

Pollachi Mappillai
Directed by R. Lakshmanan
Produced by Mangai Harirajan
Starring Sathyaraj
Music by Deva
Cinematography S. Ashokrajan
Edited by M. Sunilkumar
Priyanka Art Productions
Release dates
  • 6 July 2010 (2010-07-06)
Country India
Language Tamil

Pollachi Mappillai is a 2010 Indian Tamil drama film directed by R. Lakshmanan. The film features Sathyaraj and Susan in lead roles with Goundamani in a pivotal role. The film, produced by Mangai Harirajan, had musical score by Deva and was released after several delays in July 2010 to positive reviews.[1] But it was a flop at the box office.



Television serial director Mangai Harirajan chose to make a film with Sathyaraj in a venture titled Kootani Aatchi in early 2005.[2] The project meant that Sathyaraj and Harirajan agreed to shelve another film they were making together titled Perumal Samy, a film based on a Kolkata-based hangman with Sibiraj also in the cast.[3][4] Lakshmanan, an associate to Sundar C, was selected to make his debut as director; while Susan who had appeared in Neranja Manasu (2004) was roped in to play heroine.[5] In April 2005, the team chose to change the film's title to Kovai Express, supposedly inspired by Kamal Haasan's film from the same period, Mumbai Express.[6] The title was soon after changed to Pollachi Mappillai.

Production delays of the film, led to slow progress and long breaks between schedules. The soundtrack of the film was released in March 2008 at Hotel Green Park in a ceremony which involved several film producers.[7][8] An item number featuring Gurleen Chopra was added and the team began preparing for a Summer 2008 release, though further financial constraints meant more delays.[9]


The film eventually had a low key release in July 2010, with little spending by the team on publicity.[10] It had an average box office opening, though quickly slipped out of theatres.[11] The New Indian Express labelled the film as "very forgettable".[12]


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