Celebrating the 20th anniversary of its release in the country, Japan will re-release a digitally-enhanced version of the Rajinikanth starrer Muthu in a grand manner.
Reports are that the new version of Muthu will be enhanced with 4K and 5.1 surround system to ensure the best experience for the audience. Oscar-winning music composer AR Rahman, the music director of the original, is working on the enhancement. The film will be screened in Tokyo on November 23rd.
The film was released in Japan in 1998 and turned out to be a blockbuster. It also earned its lead actor, Superstar Rajinikanth, a big fan-base among the Japanese, which he enjoys till date. Muthu â€“ Oduru Maharaja, was released in Japan in about 30 screens in 1998 and was the first non-Hollywood movie to have gotten a big reception.
The Rajinikanth starrer Muthu is a romantic drama directed by KS Ravikumar. Released in the year 1995, it is an adaptation of the 1994-Malayalam film Thenmavin Kombathu. Starring Rajinikanth and Meena in lead roles, the music and soundtrack were done by AR Rahman. Muthu was a massive success at the box office and had a 175-day run at the theatres across Tamil Nadu. The film was dubbed in Japanese and released across Japan in 1998.
It was bankrolled by Rajam Balachander and Pushpa Kandaswamy under the banner of Kavithalayaa Productions. It was written by Priyadarshan, and the other members of the cast include Sarath Babu, Radha Ravi, Senthil, Vadivelu, Jayabharathi, Subhashri, Ponnambalam, Vichithra and Raghuvaram. The re-release of Muthu in Japan is expected to further increase Rajinikathâ€™s fan following in the country.
Meanwhile, superstar Rajinikanthâ€™s highly anticipated magnum opus 2.0 is slated to hit the screens on November 29, 2018. Directed by Shankar, the film stars Amy Jackson as the female lead with Bollywood star Akshay Kumar playing the baddie. Produced by Subaskaran Allirajah under his banner Lyca Productions, 2.0 is made on a massive budget of Rs 450 crore.
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