Thillu Mullu is a 1981 Tamil movie starring Rajinikanth, Thengai Srinivasan, Madhavi, Nagesh, Sowkar Janaki and music composed by M. S. Viswanathan. The film is directed by noted filmmaker, K. Balachander. The film became a blockbuster upon release and is in the top 10 Tamil movies made of all time. Its a remake of Bollywood hit, Golmaal. Rajnikanth at first was hesitant in playing the role as Chandran because the role was light and comical as well as the comedy oriented storyline. At that time Rajnikanth was known more as an action hero and he was doubtful of his fans and public reaction to this. However, after being assured by his director/mentor K.Balachander that he should not let the public label or stereotype him as an action hero, he was convinced enough to take up this movie and role. It turned out to be one of the biggest hits of the year and brought him fame and accolodates
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