Watch My Dear Marthandan
- 1 hr 54 min
My Dear Marthandan is a 1990 Tamil-language comedy film directed by Prathap K. Pothan. The movie stars Goundamani, Prabhu, and R.S. Shivaji in lead roles. The film was produced by Thooyavan under the banner Thooyavan Films. The movie was a commercial success and received positive reviews from critics and audiences alike. The story of My Dear Marthandan revolves around the life of a poor farmer named Marthandan (Goundamani). Marthandan is a simple man who leads a contented life with his wife and children. One day, he comes across a wealthy businessman named Vijayakumar (R.S. Shivaji). Vijayakumar mistakes Marthandan for a millionaire and invites him to his daughter's wedding. Marthandan accepts the invitation and goes to the wedding. There, he meets Vijayakumar's daughter Meena (Kushboo) and falls in love with her.
Meena is initially skeptical of Marthandan, but eventually, she too falls in love with him. However, when her father learns about their relationship, he opposes it vehemently, citing Marthandan's poverty as the main reason for his objection. Meena is torn between her love for Marthandan and her obligations towards her father.
Meanwhile, Marthandan's friend Sathyamoorthy (Prabhu) helps him to convince Vijayakumar of his worthiness. However, things take a dramatic turn when Marthandan is accused of a crime he did not commit. He is thrown into jail, and everything seems lost for him. It is up to Sathyamoorthy to prove his innocence and clear his name.
The film is notable for its hilarious comedy scenes, which are a trademark of Goundamani's performances. The chemistry between Goundamani and Prabhu is one of the highlights of the film. The movie also features a memorable soundtrack composed by Ilaiyaraaja.
Overall, My Dear Marthandan is an entertaining and heartwarming tale of love, friendship, and loyalty. The film's message about the importance of looking beyond someone's social status and judging them for who they are resonates strongly even today. With its mix of comedy and drama, My Dear Marthandan is a must-watch for fans of Tamil cinema.