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21: Mudhalvan


Release date: 1999
IMDb Rating: 8.4/10
Director: S. Shankar
Duration: 2h 49m
Genre: Action/Thriller
Cast: Arjun Sarja, Manisha Koirala, Raghuvaran

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“Mudhalvan” is a Tamil political thriller that follows the story of a television reporter named Pughazhendi, who unexpectedly becomes the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for a day. The film unfolds as Pughazhendi challenges the incumbent Chief Minister during a live television interview, prompting the public to demand change. Seizing the opportunity, the state’s governor appoints Pughazhendi as the temporary Chief Minister, tasking him with addressing the state’s most pressing issues within 24 hours.

As Pughazhendi assumes his new role, he faces numerous challenges and ethical dilemmas while attempting to implement bold reforms and confront corruption within the government. With the clock ticking, Pughazhendi navigates through the murky waters of politics, facing opposition from vested interests and betrayal from unexpected quarters. “Mudhalvan” is a riveting tale of power, responsibility, and the struggle for integrity in the face of political intrigue and manipulation, capturing the essence of governance and democracy in India.

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