Chandramukhi – Released 14 April 2005
Starring Rajinikanth, Prabhu Ganesan, Jyothika, Nayantara, Vadivelu
Directed by P. Vasu
Chandramukhi is a comedy-horror film directed by P. Vasu and produced by Ramkumar Ganesan. A remake of Vasu’s 2004 Kannada film Apthamitra starring Dr.Vishnuvardhan.Its successful soundtrack and background score was composed by Vidyasagar. The film was distributed by Sivaji Productions. . It was released on 14 April 2005 (India), coinciding with Tamil New Year. It was Rajini’s third all-time blockbuster and completed 450-day run at the box office , title role played by Jyothika while Prabhu Ganesan and Nayantara were also given lead roles. Vadivelu, Nassar, K. R. Vijaya, Vijayakumar, Vinaya Prasad, Sonu Sood, Vineeth and Malavika were given supporting roles. About 20 million tickets were reportedly sold worldwide. This was the first Tamil film to beat the record set by Padayappa. However, this new record was beaten two years later by Sivaji. Jyothika won many awards for her excellent performance in the title including a Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress, a nomination for Filmfare Best Actress among several other awards.