Movies - Mudhalvan/Nayak (1999/2001) | Cast,Crew,Trivia

Last Updated : 07-01-2010
Category : Movies > Tamil
Year : 1999

Mudhalvan – Tamil >
  • Mudhalvan (1999) is a Tamil film , later re-made in Hindi as Nayak: The Real Hero.
  • This story was inspired by the Frost/Nixon Interviews that were broadcasted in the U.S. in 1977.
  • This film was a tremendous success at the box office and continued Shankar's dream run.
  • It won the Filmfare Best Tamil Film Award in the year of its release.
  • Rajinikanth was first approached by Shankar for the hero role.whilst Shilpa Shetty was the heroine.
  • The soundtrack features 6 songs composed by A. R. Rahman and lyrics by Vairamuthu
  • The song "Shakalaka Baby" was re-edited by A. R. Rahman and featured on the hit international musical production Bombay Dreams, which ran in Europe and North America from 2002 to 2005.
  • A Mandarin Chinese remix of the track sung by Singaporean singer Kelly Poon was featured in her album In the Heart of the World (2007).
  • The film grossed $5 million at the box office marking a new career peak for Arjun at the age of 35.
Nayak – The Real Hero – Hindi (2001) >
  • Nayak: The Real Hero is a 2001 Indian movie.
  • The film is a remake of S. Shankar's earlier released Tamil film Mudhalvan (1999).
  • Shahrukh khan was first approached for the lead role but eventually role went to Anil Kapoor.
  • It turned out to be a great hit.
  • A.R.Rahman reused all the songs he composed for the original film Mudhalvan except Mudhalvane
  • 2 new songs Tu Achi Lagthi and Saiiyaan added
  • The lyrics for the pretuned songs were written by veteran poet Anand Bakshi and this was one of his last films as he passed away in 2002.
Cast and Crew
Mudhalvan – Tamil >
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