|Directed by||Suresh Krishna|
|Produced by||Chida.Shenbaga Kumar|
|Written by||Rashid Premji|
|Distributed by||Mannan Films|
Arumugam is a Tamil language film produced by Wonderbar Creations pvt.ltd , Chida.Shenbaga Kumar written and directed by Suresh Krishna, starring Bharath in the lead role with Priyamani, Ramya Krishnan and Saranya Mohan playing supporting roles. The film released on 25 September 2009 and was panned by critics as well as audience. It was a official remake of the Superstar Rajinikanth's blockbuster Annamalai
Arumugam (Bharath) is a good Samaritan who makes a living selling Idlis on roadside platform shop along with his father (Ilavarasu), sister (Saranya Mohan) and sidekick (Karnas).
Arumugam is in love with his childhood sweetheart Yamini (Priyamani) His best friend is the rich kid Karthik (Satya) whose sister is an arrogant tycoon Malini (Ramya Krishnan). She and her uncle (Mahadevan) hates Karthik’s deep bonding with Arumugam, who she finds to be below her stature.
Malini, through her machinations is able to separate the friends and bring Arumugam to the streets. Our hero after his mother’s (Seetha) grave is bulldozed and his sister humiliated, vows to bring Malini to the streets. And like you have seen in hundreds of earlier films the hero due to his hard work and smart moves becomes the richest man in the town and takes his revenge.
|Ramya Krishnan||Malini Devi|
|Sara Alambara||Karthik's Wife|
|Mayilsamy||O. C. Idly Customer|
|Pithamagan Mahadevan||Malini's Uncle|
- Aarumugam - Shankar Mahadevan
- Yamini - Hariharan, Sadhana Sargam
- Salona - Udit Narayan, Sonu Kakkar
- Endhan Raja - Mahalakshmi Iyer
- Oru Poongatru - Mahalakshmi Iyer
- Rendu Rendu - Suraj, Madhushree
The film received negative reviews from critics who compared it with director's own film Annamalai due to its similar plot. Sify labelled the film as "poor" cited that the film "makes you feel suffocated and every scene is predictable". Pavithra Srinivasan from Rediff labelled the film as a "ridiculous fare", giving it merely 0.5 out of 5 stars. Behinwoods wrote calling it "outdated story taken in a manner that would have worked in the mid 90s".
- "Movie Review:Arumugham". Sify.com. Retrieved 2012-08-04.
- "Review: Arumugam is ridiculous fare - Rediff.com Movies". Movies.rediff.com. 2009-09-28. Retrieved 2012-08-04.