Mugamoodi (English: The Mask) is a 2012 Indian Tamil-language superhero film written and directed by Mysskin that features Jiiva, Pooja Hegde and Narain in lead roles, while Girish Karnad, Nassar, and Selva play supporting roles. It is the first Tamil superhero movie. The film is about a man who cannot tolerate injustice and corruption and hence turns into a vigilante to fight against it for a better society. This film was dedicated to Bruce Lee. With mixed critical response the film was released on 31 August 2012, along with its dubbed Telugu version titled Mask. It has also been dubbed in Hindi as Mahabali Ek Super Hero.
A series of severe robber cases is happening in multiple places in India, which has so far left dozens dead and countless amounts of money robbed. The story is set in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, where police believe that a new case of the series is about to take place. Anand alias Bruce Lee (Jiiva) is a college graduate who cannot stand the idea of a 9-to-5 job. Instead, he studies martial arts with a group of similarly jobless friends. Attempting to recruit new students who can pay tuition and save their school, he gets involved in a brawl and meets Shakthi (Pooja Hegde), the daughter of Police Deputy Commissioner Gaurav (Nassar). Lee falls in love immediately, but Shakthi pepper-sprays him on both of their initial meetings. When his grandfather (Girish Karnad) advises him to make the girl see him as a hero, Lee borrows a superhero costume and goes to see Shakthi, who is looking after her elder sister's children.
|keywords||bruce lee capture chennai college graduate connect crime scene dead body gang member girish karnad happen id india kalaiyarasan kill mask meet narain nassar new student on the run police chase pooja hegde selva shoot superman tamil nadu want wrong|
|producer||Ronnie Screwvala Siddharth Roy Kapur|
|productionCompany||UTV Motion Pictures|
|theme||kung fu martial arts superhero vigilante|