Karthik Muthuraman Essentials: 5 Must-Watch Films

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Vanna Kanavugal (1987)

This film was a remake of the 1984 Malayalam film Adiyozhukkukal, directed by Ameerjan. It was a commercial success despite featuring no songs. Karthik’s performance as a tough guy was praised.

Abhinandana (1987)

This Telugu musical romance features Karthik as an aspiring painter and singer. The soundtrack of the film, composed by Ilaiyaraaja, was immensely popular.

Agni Natchathiram (1988)

Prabhu and Karthik play step-brothers on opposing sides of the law in this Tamil masala film directed by Mani Ratnam. The use of lighting in the film was praised.

Idhaya Thamarai (1990)

Karthik’s character in this film loses his temper and ends up in jail, only to come out and find that the woman he loves (played by Revathi) is married to someone else. 

Gopura Vasalile (1991)

This black comedy directed by Priyadarshan features Karthik as a schoolteacher whose life takes an exciting turn. It also stars Bhanupriya and Suchitra.

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