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Yaanai Mugathaan actor Ramesh Thilak doesn't want to open up about his character. Here's why...

The film starring Yogi Babu and Ramesh Thilak is all set to hit screens tomorrow

Yaanai Mugathaan actor Ramesh Thilak doesn't want to open up about his character. Here's why...
A poster of Yaanai Mugathaan
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Last Updated: 04.11 PM, Apr 20, 2023


Yaanai Mugathaan which translates to Elephant-faced God, is all set to hit screens tomorrow (April 21). The film, directed by Rejishh Midhila, is a fantasy comedy that follows a religious auto driver, played by Ramesh Thilak. However, the actor is reluctant to open up about his character. 

In the promo videos of the film, Ramesh Thilak says that his character Ganesan is a gentleman and considers his job as god and that he doesn't want to betray anyone in his life. However, in the film, the actor plays a character that cheats people and is primarily the opposite of what he described in the film.

When the ardent devotee of Lord Vinayagar (played by Yogi Babu), is suddenly unable to see his favourite god, a hilarious life-changing journey ensues. In a promotional video, Yogi Babu's character is seen differentiating the many people who worship god. While those who think highly of themselves, consider the god as a small deity, those who think that this is god, they consider the god mighty and powerful and those who do not believe in god, consider it a stone, he says.

This is the second time that Yogi Babu is playing a god in his career. The ace actor and comedian had played the god of death, Yama in the satire Dharmaprabhu. His character had then won the hearts of many. Interestingly, Ramesh Thilak played Yama's assistant Chitraguptan in the film.

Yaanai Mugathan marks Malayalam director Rejishh Midhila's Tamil debut. Rejishh's earlier works include films like Lal Bahadur Shastri, Vaarikkuzhiyile Kolapathakam and Innu Muthal. The star cast includes Urvashi, Karunakaran, Hareesh Peradi, Crane Manohar, Uday Chandra and Naaga Vishaal.

Music for the film is by Bharath Shankar, cinematography by Karthik S Nair and editing by Syalo Sathyan. The satire is bankrolled by The Great Indian Cinemas.