Chandramukhi (Tamil: சந்திரமுகி; Telugu: చంద్రముఖి; Hindi: चंद्रमुखी) is a 2005 Indian horror, comedy and drama film directed by P. Vasu and produced by Ramkumar Ganesan. It is a slightly deviated remake of the Malayalam film, Manichitrathazhu and an exact remake of the Kannada blockbuster Apthamitra. The soundtrack and background score for the film, which later became successful enough to be released as a separate album, was written by Vidyasagar. The film was distributed by Sivaji Productions. The film starred Rajinikanth in the lead role, making Chandramukhi his "come back" film after the controversy regarding his previous film Baba. Prabhu Ganesan, Jyothika Saravanan and Nayantara were also given lead roles. Vadivelu, Nassar, K. R. Vijaya, Vijayakumar, Vinaya Prasad, Sonu Sood, Vineeth and Malavika were given supporting roles. It was released on April 14, 2005, coinciding with Tamil New Year, to become the largest opening in Tamil cinema at the time. Following its original release, Chandramukhi was successful enough to be released in several other languages. It was subsequently dubbed into Telugu and released on April 14, 2005 with the same title. Later on, it became the first ever Tamil film to be dubbed into German and it was released in several German-speaking countries as Der Geisterjäger (lit. The Ghost Hunters). On February 29, 2008, producer M. Rathnam dubbed and released the film in Hindi, despite Bhool Bhulaiyaa, the Bollywood remake of Manichithrathazhu directed by Priyadarshan, which already released on October 12, 2007.