Nagaraja Cholan MA, MLA

Nagaraja Cholan MA, MLA
Directed by Manivannan
Produced by S. Ravichandran
K. Suresh
Screenplay by Manivannan
Story by Manivannan
Starring Sathyaraj
Music by James Vasanthan
Cinematography D. Sankar
Edited by R. Sudharsan
V House Production
Release dates
10 May 2013
Running time
136 minutes
Country India
Language Tamil

Nagaraja Cholan MA, MLA is a 2013 Tamil political satire film directed by Manivannan. A sequel to Amaidhi Padai (1994), it stars Sathyaraj, reprising his role as Nagaraja Cholan from the original, alongside an ensemble cast including Seeman, Manivannan, his son Raghuvannan, Mrudula Murali, Komal Sharma and Varsha Ashwathi.[1] The film, featuring music composed by James Vasanthan, was produced by Ravichandran and K. Suresh under the banner of V House Production[2] and shot in Coimbatore and surrounding areas in one single schedule. Unlike the original, Nagaraja Cholan MA, MLA opened to mixed reviews.[3] It was Manivannan's 50th and last film as a director and actor, as he died a month after the film's release.[4]



The film's soundtrack and score were composed by James Vasanthan.

Critical reception

The Times of India gave the film 2.5 stars out of 5 and wrote, "If you are familiar with Nagaraja Cholan as a ruthless politician, who rose from being Ammavasai in Amaidhipadai, this movie will definitely disappoint you...his resurrection after almost 20 years ends up a failed attempt to build on the character...The movie is a pale shadow of the original, except for the few scenes involving Cholan and his trusted aide Manimaran".[5] Baradwaj Rangan wrote, "The film seems to be some sort of science fiction, unfolding in a parallel dimension even as the events in Amaidhipadai were taking place. But this isn't the real problem with Nagaraja Cholan MA, MLA. If Manivannan wants to take a hit character from a hit film and spin a new story around him, that's his prerogative — except that the story, this time, doesn't stick".[6]


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