Murattu Kaalai 1980 Full Movie Download
Murattu Kaalai (1980) - A Classic Tamil Action Film
Murattu Kaalai (Raging Bull) is a 1980 Indian Tamil-language action film directed by S. P. Muthuraman, and written by Panchu Arunachalam. The film stars Rajinikanth, Rati Agnihotri, Sumalatha and Jaishankar. It revolves around Kaalaiyan, an honourable villager who, despite being wealthy, chooses to live modestly while Sundaravelu, a less honourable man from the neighbouring village, tries to grab Kaalaiyan's land.
The film was the first collaboration between Rajinikanth and AVM Productions, and the company's re-entry into Tamil cinema after a long sabbatical. It was released on 20 December 1980 and became a major commercial success. The film was also instrumental in establishing Rajinikanth as both an action hero and superstar.
Kaalaiyan, a well-to-do and honourable landlord, lives modestly with his four brothers in a village. Sundaravelu is an equally rich but less honourable landlord in the neighbouring village. He lusts for Kaalaiyan's property and sends his assistant Saamipillai to him with an offer to buy his property. Saamipillai's family was burnt to death by Sundaravelu's father; Saamipillai had joined Sundaravelu's service as a mole, planning to destroy Sundaravelu at the appropriate time.
Kaalaiyan refuses to sell his property. Saamipillai, knowing well that Kaalaiyan is the best jallikattu player around, advises to Sundaravelu to organise a jallikattu game in the village festival and announce the reward as his sister Soundaryam's hand in marriage. Kaalaiyan wins, but refuses to marry Soundaryam as he is aware of Sundaravelu's devious plan, thus disappointing Soundaryam, who loved him, and also insulting Sundaravelu.
Sundaravelu falls in love with Kannamma, a girl of his village and proposes to her. When she refuses, he tries to molest her and she comes to Kaalaiyan seeking protection. Kaalaiyan allows her to stay at his house. She takes care of all the domestic work and impresses Kaalaiyan's brothers. When the villagers talk ill of Kannamma, Kaalaiyan's brothers decide to get Kannamma and Kaalaiyan married.
To stop the wedding, Sundaravelu, at the instigation of Saamipillai, sends his henchman Sangili, who previously killed Kannamma's father, to fight Kaalaiyan. Kaalaiyan subdues Sangili but spares him. Sundaravelu kills Sangili and frames Kaalaiyan. The police arrive at Kaalaiyan's marriage venue to arrest him. He escapes and hides in a forest.
Soundaryam, coming to know about the misdeeds of her brother and his plans to destroy Kaalaiyan, argues with her brother and goes to the forest in search of Kaalaiyan. She finds him and confesses her love for him. She also reveals that Saamipillai is working against Sundaravelu and has planted a bomb in his house. Kaalaiyan rushes to save Sundaravelu and his family from the bomb blast.
Kaalaiyan manages to save them but gets injured in the process. He confronts Saamipillai and kills him in a fight. He then forgives Sundaravelu for his past actions and asks him to reform himself. He also agrees to marry Soundaryam as per her wish. Kannamma sacrifices her love for Kaalaiyan and blesses him and Soundaryam.
Rajinikanth as Kaalaiyan
Rati Agnihotri as Kannamma
Sumalatha as Soundaryam
Jaishankar as Sundaravelu
Suruli Rajan as Saamipillai
Y. G. Mahendran as Kaalaiyan's brother
G. Srinivasan as Kannamma's father
Shantharam as Sangili
Rajappa as Kaalaiyan's second brother
S. A. Ashokan as guest appearance
Thengai Srinivasan as guest appearance
The film received positive reviews from critics and audiences alike. It was praised for its action sequences, music, cinematography, and Rajinikanth's performance. The film was a blockbuster at the box office and ran for over 100 days in many theatres. It was also dubbed and released in Telugu as Kondaveeti Simham and in Hindi as Jeeo Aur Jeene Do.
The film is considered to be one of the best films of Rajinikanth and a milestone in his career. It established him as a mass hero and a superstar in Tamil cinema. The film also popularised the dialogue "Seeviduven" (I will chop off), which became Rajinikanth's trademark catchphrase.