|Directed by||Pratap Pothen|
|Produced by||K. Prashath|
|Written by||Rajagopalan (dialogues)|
|Screenplay by||Pratap Pothen|
|Story by||S. V. Krishna Reddy|
Prashath Art Films
|14 April 1995|
Lucky Man is a 1995 Indian Tamil-language fantasy comedy film directed by Pratap Pothen. The film stars Karthik, Goundamani, Senthil, and Sanghavi, while Manjula Vijayakumar, Radha Ravi, Vinu Chakravarthy, and Thyagu play supporting roles. The music was composed by Adithyan with cinematography by Aravind Kamalanathan. The film released on 14 April 1995. It is a remake of the 1994 Telugu film Yamaleela.
A book that belongs to the Hindu god of death, Yama, accidentally drops to earth. This book can be used to kill or save any human's life by writing his/her name in one of the pages of the book. Gopi, a young man, gets a hold of the book and abuses its powers for his selfish needs. Chitragupta, Yama's assistant, misses a book which contains all the details of human beings. The book falls into a city in Tamil Nadu. Brahmadeva orders Yama to locate the book within one month. Chitragupta fears that if the book is seen by the human beings, chaos will happen. However, Yama assures him that only the details of the person who is viewing the book will be shown by the book. Gopi and his friend happen to see the book. They become rich, as they come to know the result of lottery beforehand by using the book. Gopi becomes rich by using the book. Meanwhile, Yama and Chitragupta come to Tamil Nadu to search the book. However, they do not really understand the current civilisation leading to fun. Gopi's opponent Sivaraman wanted to know Gopi's secret of success, and he plans to steal the book from Gopi. One day, Gopi learns about the date of death of his mother through that book. Now, Gopi wants to save his mother and win his lover. Whether he succeeds or not and whether Yama finds the book is the story.
- Karthik as Gopi
- Goundamani as Yama
- Senthil as Chitragupta
- Sanghavi as Gopi's lover
- Manjula Vijayakumar as Gopi's mother
- Radha Ravi as "Cheating" Sivaraman
- Vinu Chakravarthy as Inspector Ranjith Kumar
- Thyagu as Gopi's friend
- Jayamani as Police Constable
- Silk Smitha as Jillu
- Besant Ravi
- Vijayakumar in a guest appearance
|1.||"Ammama 1000"||Adithyan, Mano|
|2.||"Akum Bakum"||Suresh Peters, Sujatha|
|3.||"Ammamma Anandham"||Adityan, K. S. Chithra|
|4.||"Yama Dharmaraja"||SPB, Chithra|
|5.||"Pallana party"||Adithyan, Sangeethaa-Sangeetha Sajith|
|6.||"Yaar Seidha Mayam"||SPB, Sangeethaa-Sangeetha Sajith|
New Straits Times wrote, "Lucky Man stands out as a story with a difference. It has enough laughs to make a pleasant 2 1/2 hours". Indolink wrote, "this Pratap Pothen directed comedy manages to hold your interest for a while, before turning into a predictable chaotic mess from which there is no escape". The film failed commercially.
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