Raja Manthiri

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Raja Manthiri
Raja Manthiri.jpg
Directed byUsha Krishnan
Produced byP. G. Muthiah
Kaali Venkat
Shaalin Zoya
Bala Saravanan
CinematographyP. G. Muthiah
Edited bySelva R. K.
Music byJustin Prabhakaran
Etcetera Entertainment
P. G. Muthiah Productions
Distributed byAuraa Cinemas
Release date
24 June 2016

Raja Manthiri (lit.'King, Minister') is a 2016 Tamil-language Indian comedy-drama film written and directed by Usha Krishnan and produced by P. G. Muthiah Productions and Etcetera Entertainment. The film stars Kalaiyarasan, Kaali Venkat, Shaalin Zoya and Vaishali in the leading roles. Featuring music composed by Justin Prabhakaran, the film was released on 24 June 2016.



Usha Krishnan, an assistant of Suseenthiran worked on the film's script in 2013 and selected Kalaiyarasan to play a leading role before he had signed on to star in his breakthrough role in Madras (2014).[1] After being impressed by Usha's commitment as an assistant director, cinematographer Muthiah chose to make Raja Manthiri as his first production.[2] The film was shot throughout the middle of 2015 and had entered post-production by September 2015. The film's release was put on hold for several months until the team could find an apt release date.[3]


The soundtrack was composed by Justin Prabhakaran.

Raja Manthiri
Soundtrack album by
GenreFilm soundtrack
ProducerJustin Prabhakaran
Justin Prabhakaran chronology
Oru Naal Koothu
Raja Manthiri
  • "Kootatha Kootti" — Gnana Anthony Daasan, Reetha Anthony Daasan
  • "Leguva" — V. V. Prasanna, Sharanya Srinivas
  • "Snegithiye" — Naresh Iyer
  • "Ethutha Veetu" — ACS Ravichandran
  • "Bam Bam" — Chinnaponnu


The film released in June 2016 to mixed reviews from critics. Sify noted the film "is an average entertainer and people, who watch village comedies, might find this as a decent watch",[4] while Behindwood.com added it "entertains with its comical script and endearing performances by the cast".[5] Baradwaj Rangan of the Hindu wrote "Raja Mandhiri follows the formula where practically nothing happens in the first half, and the big blow-up at interval point is where the story really gets going. But some bits work."[6]


  1. ^ Subhakeerthana, S. (26 March 2016). "There's a market for realistic films: Usha Krishnan". Deccan Chronicle.
  2. ^ "Meet the Woman who didn't Allow Fate to Call the Shots". The New Indian Express.
  3. ^ "Kalaiyarasan's Raja Manthiri completes its post production work". Behindwoods. 11 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Raja Manthiri review:Average". Sify.
  5. ^ "Raja Mandhiri (aka) Raja Manthiri review". Behindwoods. 24 June 2016.
  6. ^ Rangan, Baradwaj (24 June 2016). "Raja Mandhiri review: Sibling revelry" – via www.thehindu.com.

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