|Produced by||T. Siva|
|Music by||Vijay Antony|
|Release date(s)||24 April 2009|
Mariyadhai (Tamil: மரியாதை; English: Respect) is an Indian Tamil film that stars Vijayakanth, who performs two roles, while Meena plays the lead heroine. Meera Jasmine plays another heroine character while Ambika also plays a significant role. Directed by Vikraman, who earlier directed hits like Poove Unakkaga (1996) and Vanathai Pola (2000), the film released in 2009.
The story unfolds in a small village near Pollachi. Annamalai (senior Vijayakanth) leads a contended life with his wife Alamelu (Ambika), his daughter Sumathy (Ammu) and his son Pichai (junior Vijayakanth). A caring a loving father, he even allows his son to change his name from Pichai to Raja, when he is made fun of by his friends when he was very young.
A respectable man in the village for his philanthropic activities, Annamalai gives enough liberties and freedom to his son Raja, who emerges out as an agriculture graduate. All troubles begin when Raja loses money by cultivating dates in the barren land owned by his father. Meanwhile an industrialist eyes the land for setting up chemical factory which is resisted by bother father and son. But Raja comes across Radha (Meena), a music teacher and he falls for her immediately. Raja’s wedding is arranged with Radha by elders of both the families.
Couple of days before their wedding after Raja gives up his property to Radha only to bail her out of trouble little realizing that it was a practical joke hatched by Radha to take away his land. Their wedding gets stopped. Raja vows to get back the land. Enters Chandra (Meera Jasmine) in Raja’s life. She comes to know of his bad past and vows to change his heart and marry him. Eventually it’s how Raja comes up in his life and marry Chandra.
- Vijaykanth as Annamalai and Pichandi (Raja)
- Meena as Radha
- Meera Jasmine as Chandra Pichandi
- Ambika as Alamelu Annamalai
- Sampath Raj as Sampath
- Ramesh Khanna
This is a typical Vikraman’s film. If you like Vikraman’s film, this is something that you should watch.The movie is based on Father VijayaKanth who is having great asset and respect in the village. His son Vijayakanth studies BSc., (Agri) based on his will. His father always let him do the things that he prefers. Son Vijayakanth will lose his land and all the property to the Villain because Meena will seduce him to do so. Meera jasmine is friend of Meena and she helps VijayaKanth to recover all the lost assets.Songs and Music and comedy everything is Vikraman’s style.Best of all the movie is not boring. Vijayakanth looks terribly ugly. Complete movie was shot in Pollachi and Thirumoorthy hills.