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As Maamannan completes 50 days, Mari Selvaraj and team pen a note of gratitude

The anti-caste film opened to positive reviews and has been trending on no. 1 on Netflix

As Maamannan completes 50 days, Mari Selvaraj and team pen a note of gratitude
A BTS picture from Maamannan

Last Updated: 01.31 PM, Aug 18, 2023


It's 50 days of director Mari Selvaraj's Maamannan. The anti-caste film, which dropped in theatres on June 29, stars Vadivelu, Fahadh Faasil, Udhayanidhi Stalin and Keerthy Suresh in the lead. The film opened to positive reviews and emerged as a box office success. And ever since the film dropped on Netflix, it has been trending on no. 1, making it one of the most watched films on the platform.

Mari Selvaraj has dedicated the film's success to his parents. The director dropped a family portrait on his social media handle and captioned it,"It's 50 days of Maamannan. Although life is long, I dedicate this success to my parents who have nurtured me with virtue and love. I will keep looking for ears that are willing to listen to the truth (sic)."

Udhayanidhi Stalin, too, shared his excitement on his social media handle. The actor wrote in Tamil, which roughly translates to, "#MAAMANNAN is stepping into the 50th day. I would love to express my love and gratitude to the Tamil people living all over the world who made the success of the movie #Mamannan, which spoke about social justice - equality politics, possible."

Maamannan marked the comeback of iconic comedian Vadivelu. Though the actor had originally made a comeback with Suraaj's Naai Sekar Returns, the film tanked at the box office. However, in his sophomore project in his second innings, Maamanann gave him the much-needed comeback. The anti-caste film explores how individuals from oppressed communities face discrimination and the compromises those from marginalized backgrounds have to make to get hold of power.

 Vadivelu played Maamannan, an MLA from an oppressed community, who is constantly derided by Rathnavelu (Fahadh Faasil) a politician from the dominant caste. The film also takes a dig at political parties that propagate social justice but has discrimination within the party. Maamannan is bankrolled by Red Giant Movies.

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