Maveeran was produced by Telugu star Krishna’s Padmalaya
Pictures and co-producers are Super Star Rajni and K.R.
Hence in the title, it was shown as RK productions. The
city rights was given to Jayaprada film circuit and NSC
was taken care by KR movies.
This movie was directed by Rajashekar. He is one of the
favourite director of Rajini and Kamal at that time.
Rajini and Kamal trusted so much on him and produced
their own films by requesting him to direct Maveeran and
Initially, Sivaji Ganesan was supposed to do the role of
Dara Singh(Rajini's father). Sivaji Ganesan image was
present for the Maveeran first advertisement at all
leading newspapers. However, Sivaji rejected this offer
to prevent unnecessary clash between Rajini and Sivaji
fans which happened for Viduthalai movie. Viduthalai was
also released on the same year 1986.
This was the first 70MM movie in Tamil filmdom. First
time, 6 Track Stereo Phonic sound is used by Illayaraja
for this film.
It was remade from Superhit Hindi film Mard. Maveeran
was released on 1 Novemebr 1986 (Diwali Release). At
chennai, it was released at Sathyam, Sangam, Maharani,
Kasi, Vasanthi and Sri Brinda.
Following are the movies which were released together
with Maveeran :
Punnagai Mannan (Kamal)
Palaivana Rojakal (Sathyaraj & Prabhu)
Vidinja Kalyanam (Sathyaraj)
Thazuvatha Kaigal (VK)
Lakshmi Vandachu (Sivaji)
Kannuku Mai Ezhuthu (Sarath Babu)
Director Rajashekar did very good job especially song
picturization when compared to Mard. Normally the film
re-recording would take about 3 to days. But Rajashekar
spent two weeks with Music Director Illayaraja and
completed the recording as per his satisfaction.
The title song “OTHUNGU OTHUNGU” is still popular same
like as POTHUVAGA EM MANASU THANGAM in Muratukalai.
Regarding the Maveeran collections, Director Rajasekar
had told in several interview that it did not incurred
any loss to the producers and distributors. They made
decent profit at all areas and moreover the film was
record run in B & C centers.
Punnagai Mannan managed to do better than Maveeran especially at
A centers and Maveeran fared well at B & C centers. For
example, Punnagai Mannan was released in Poonamalle
Bagavathy Theater which ran only 18 days. The average
report movie Maaveeran was released in Poonamalle Sundar
Theater which ran 42 days.
The film did record collections at Vizhupuram Muruga
Theater (50 days) and Mettur Karpagam Theater (50 days).
The distributor bought it for 16,000 and made nearly a 1
lakh rupees collection.
Some of the small towns, the film did record run and the
fans clubs invited director Rajashekar to present
the shields especially Trichy areas. At Trichy
Maris Theater, it ran 90 days and shifted to another
theater and ran until 101 days.
At Chennai, the film ran 91 days in Vasanthi Theater.
Maveeran was removed from Sathyama theater on the 49th
day. Punnagai Mannan, Palaivana Rojakkal and Aruvadai
Naal managed to touch 100 days. Superstar attended
Punnagai Mannan 100 days function and praised
Kamalhaasan's acting which was making waves in tamil
KR the distributor and producer of this film had shared
his experience about the release of Maveeran and how he
handled the problem for the movie release.
"The film was produced by Padmalaya studios. Rajini sir
and myself were the co-producers of this film.
Since the film shooting was completed without any
disturbances, we have decided to set for 1986 diwali
day. I had decided to screen a premier show at Sathyam
theater and the collection amount was proposed to be
given to the Chengalpet Distributors Welfare. But
last minute, the film rolls were locked in the lab and
the authorities were not ready to release the box.
When I enquired the issue, they told that Padmalaya
Productions has owned huge sum of money for their
previous movie and therefore they will not release
Maveeran film box box until this amount is settled.
Rajni got tensed and he came to me and asked me to solve
the problem immediately. It became a prestigious issue
as we have already advertised the release date. I was
having Punnagai Mannan and Thazuvatha Kaigal NSC rights
with me and those films were ready for release without
any problem. Padmalaya didn't bother to respond at
all. Since i was having majority area rights, i needed
to take care of this. Hence, i went to the lab and
gave a blank cheque and requested them to release the
movie immediately. Since i was wearing mala for
Sabarimala temple, i didn't make any issues on this
matter. At last the problem got resolved and
Maveeran was released as planned and we handed over the
first show collections to the welfare association
accordingly. Rajni sir felt very happy about the
way i dealt this matter."
Maveeran Cut-out at Anandha Theater, Pondichery