Mugamoodi: Tamil cinema's biggest superhero film?

Movies | | August 28, 2012, 8:33 pm
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Tony Leung Siu Hung, a stunt coordinator from Hong Kong, has joined the climax shoot of the film that's being canned in a massive scale at Karaikal.

Tony Leung Siu Hung, a stunt coordinator from Hong Kong, has joined the climax shoot of the film that's being canned in a massive scale at Karaikal.

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A Los Angeles-based firm handled the special effects of the film.

A Los Angeles-based firm handled the special effects of the film.

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'Mugamoodi' is about the superhero within oneself and is a commercial entertainer aimed at family audiences and film patrons in general.

'Mugamoodi' is about the superhero within oneself and is a commercial entertainer aimed at family audiences and film patrons in general.

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Makers claim Jiiva is not 'Spiderman', nor 'Batman' or any other international superhero. He is an Indian superhero who hates injustice and corruption.

Makers claim Jiiva is not 'Spiderman', nor 'Batman' or any other international superhero. He is an Indian superhero who hates injustice and corruption.

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Suriya, the chief guest at the launch event, unveiled the first look and the trailer of the film.

Suriya, the chief guest at the launch event, unveiled the first look and the trailer of the film.

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After the overwhelming response to its trailers, we'll just have to wait and watch if 'Mugamoodi' will be able to satisfy Jiiva's fanclub on August 31.

After the overwhelming response to its trailers, we'll just have to wait and watch if 'Mugamoodi' will be able to satisfy Jiiva's fanclub on August 31.

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Ilayathalapathy Vijay unveiled the audio disc of Jiiva's 'Mugamoodi' at Sathyam Cinemas on July 20.

Ilayathalapathy Vijay unveiled the audio disc of Jiiva's 'Mugamoodi' at Sathyam Cinemas on July 20.

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According to reports, 'Mugamoodi's full team slogged day and night to wrap up the post-production work before the set deadline.

According to reports, 'Mugamoodi's full team slogged day and night to wrap up the post-production work before the set deadline.

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Jiiva won the praise of speakers, mostly big guns from Tamil cinema, at the first look launch of 'Mugamoodi' for his work in Kollywood.

Jiiva won the praise of speakers, mostly big guns from Tamil cinema, at the first look launch of 'Mugamoodi' for his work in Kollywood.

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It is said that RB Choudary will release the film in Telugu simultaneously.

It is said that RB Choudary will release the film in Telugu simultaneously.

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'Mugamoodi' is produced by Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur.

'Mugamoodi' is produced by Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur.

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Jiiva will be seen in a swanky superhero avtar in 'Mugamoodi'.

Jiiva will be seen in a swanky superhero avtar in 'Mugamoodi'.

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The music of the film is composed by Krishnakumar aka 'K', of 'Yuddham Sei' fame.

The music of the film is composed by Krishnakumar aka 'K', of 'Yuddham Sei' fame.

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This will be the first time that the Tamil film industry will have a superhero film of its own.

This will be the first time that the Tamil film industry will have a superhero film of its own.

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Many parts of the film are shot in Bollywood's favourite terrain - Switzerland.

Many parts of the film are shot in Bollywood's favourite terrain - Switzerland.

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Adrenaline-packed stunts come with an underlying moral message - that there exists a superhero in all human beings.

Adrenaline-packed stunts come with an underlying moral message - that there exists a superhero in all human beings.

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Padma Shri award winner Girish Karnad plays a scientist and Jiiva's father's role in the film.

Padma Shri award winner Girish Karnad plays a scientist and Jiiva's father's role in the film.

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In fact, Jiiva worked with the renowned stuntman Tony Leung Siu Hung who has worked with the legendary martial-arts actors Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan.

In fact, Jiiva worked with the renowned stuntman Tony Leung Siu Hung who has worked with the legendary martial-arts actors Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan.

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Considering that the costume of a superhero and his villain is the most pivotal aspect for any superhero flick, the designers of 'Mugamoodi' have paid attention to the smallest of details.

Considering that the costume of a superhero and his villain is the most pivotal aspect for any superhero flick, the designers of 'Mugamoodi' have paid attention to the smallest of details.

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In 'Mugamoodi', Jiiva's superhero costume was fabricated in Hong Kong by veteran costume maker Gaebriella Wilkins.

In 'Mugamoodi', Jiiva's superhero costume was fabricated in Hong Kong by veteran costume maker Gaebriella Wilkins.

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Two songs from 'Mugamoodi' - 'Vaayamoodi Summa Iruda' and 'Maayavi' are also shot in scenic locations across Europe.

Two songs from 'Mugamoodi' - 'Vaayamoodi Summa Iruda' and 'Maayavi' are also shot in scenic locations across Europe.

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Six different materials were used to create Jiiva's costume, however the head-to-toe spandex is definitely not the easiest thing to wear!

Six different materials were used to create Jiiva's costume, however the head-to-toe spandex is definitely not the easiest thing to wear!

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'Mugamoodi' is an upcoming Tamil superhero film, written and directed by Mysskin and starring Jiiva, Pooja Hegde and Narain in lead roles.

'Mugamoodi' is an upcoming Tamil superhero film, written and directed by Mysskin and starring Jiiva, Pooja Hegde and Narain in lead roles.

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The gorgeous Pooja Hegde plays the glamourous love interest of the superhero in the film.

The gorgeous Pooja Hegde plays the glamourous love interest of the superhero in the film.

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To be looking like that, there's no doubt that Jiiva would have undergone a lot of training.

To be looking like that, there's no doubt that Jiiva would have undergone a lot of training.

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Mysskin directed 'Mugamoodi' with Jiiva which he claims will suit the preferences of Tamil and Indian audiences and not be in the lines of 'Superman' and 'Batman'.

Mysskin directed 'Mugamoodi' with Jiiva which he claims will suit the preferences of Tamil and Indian audiences and not be in the lines of 'Superman' and 'Batman'.

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The action sequences in the film are being choreographed by stuntmen from Hong Kong.

The action sequences in the film are being choreographed by stuntmen from Hong Kong.

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Jiiva plays the role of a man who can't tolerate injustice and corruption and hence turns into a vigilante to fight against it for a better society.

Jiiva plays the role of a man who can't tolerate injustice and corruption and hence turns into a vigilante to fight against it for a better society.

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Other than Jiiva and Pooja Hegde, Narain, Nasser and Selvaah also play important character roles in the film.

Other than Jiiva and Pooja Hegde, Narain, Nasser and Selvaah also play important character roles in the film.

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Jiiva plays the role of Anand in 'Mugamoodi', but with his passion for Kung Fu in the film, it won't be long before he is tagged as the Indian Bruce Lee.

Jiiva plays the role of Anand in 'Mugamoodi', but with his passion for Kung Fu in the film, it won't be long before he is tagged as the Indian Bruce Lee.