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  • 21 Aug 2009
  • 3h 10m
  • Action, Adventure, Crime
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Kanthaswamy is a 2009 Indian Tamil superhero film written and directed by Susi Ganesan starring Vikram in the title role. Shriya Saran, Prabhu, Krishna, Ashish Vidyarthi, Mukesh Tiwari, Mansoor Ali Khan, Vadivelu, and Y. G. Mahendran form the supporting cast. The film's soundtrack and background score were composed by Devi Sri Prasad. The film's soundtrack was released on 17 May 2009 and the film was released on 21 August 2009 to average reviews.

The film was dubbed and simultaneously released as Mallanna in Telugu and was later dubbed into Hindi as Temper 2 by Goldmines Telefilms(2018) and does not feature the song 'Meow Meow'. It was remade in Bengali as Most Welcome, starring Ananta, Barsha.




  • Status Released
  • Release date 21 Aug 2009
  • Running time 3h 10m
  • Genres Action, Adventure, Crime


Vikram, Shriya Saran, Prabhu, Vadivelu, Ashish Vidyarthi
Praveen K. L., N. B. Srikanth
Action, Adventure, Crime

Kanthaswamy is a CBI officer in the Economic offences Wing, who along with his friends grants the wishes of the needy, whom they write letters to the great Lord Muruga temple by disguising as an anthropomorphic rooster superhero known as Kanthaswamy. During a CBI raid, he discovers a stash of black money owned by Pallur Paramajothi Ponnusamy aka PPP, an arrogant entrepreneur, and his partner Rajmohan. Ponnusamy pretends that he has stroke to escape questioning by the police. Ponnusamy's daughter Subbulakshmi gets enraged by the news that her father suffers stroke. So she goes after Kanthaswamy to seek revenge by pretending to be in love with him.

Knowing her real intentions, Kanthaswamy plays along, which forms a cat-and-mouse chase between the two where they eventually fall in love with each other. In a parallel comedic role, Thengakadai Thenappan is also sought after by a local police inspector who tries to solve the mystery of Lord Muruga saving the people. In a series of twists, the police inspector is able to bring out the truth that the CBI is involved in the role behind the secret work of helping the needy people, though he could not be able to confirm it. Kanthaswamy finds Subbulakshmi's family bank account password in which the black money is illegally saved. He tricks Subbalakshmi into revealing the password and answers for the security questions indirectly.

Kanthaswamy transfers the money to his own account, which he would use for helping poor and needy people. In the end, Ponnusamy originally gets stroke upon knowing that his black money had been robbed and that the account has zero balance, where they had stored it. After bankrupting Ponnusamy, Kanthaswamy encounters Rajmohan, whom people think to be a humble person. Kanthaswamy reveals Rajmohan's true intentions, which leads the people to understand Rajmohan's true colour and Kanthaswamy arrests him. Subbulakshmi, who realizes that her father is corrupt proposes to Kanthaswamy where they get married and live in Rajasthan. Kanthaswamy reads some letters tied to a tree, just like the ones at the Lord Muruga temple. He puts in a pocket with a secret smile, implying that he will pursue being the superhero again.

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