Kuppathu Raja (Eng: King of Slums) is a 2019 Indian Tamil-language action comedy-drama film written and directed by Baba Bhaskar. The film stars G V Prakash Kumar, Poonam Bajwa and Parthiban, with Palak Lawani and Yogi Babu in supporting roles. The background score and soundtrack were composed by Prakash Kumar, while cinematography was dealt by Mahesh Muthuswami and editing was managed by Praveen. The film began pre-production in March 2017. Kuppathu Raja is produced by Saravanan, Siraj and Saravanan under the banner S FOCUSS production.
The movie is about the relationships between a few slum dwellers and how some antisocial elements create unrest in their lives. The slum is dominated by a five-member gang headed by MG Rajendran (Parthiban), a do-gooder and hardcore fan of MGR. The people there look up to him, and he has the final say in everything. Rocket (G. V. Prakash Kumar) is the son of Rajendran’s aide Oor Niyayam (M. S. Bhaskar). He has a devil-may-care attitude and is in love with Kamala (Palak Lalwani), another girl from the slum. When the couple dreams of a life together, Mary (Poonam Bajwa), a new resident to the slum, changes their lives. Meanwhile, a series of untoward incidents disrupt the peaceful lives in the slum.
Directed by Baba Bhaskar
Produced by M Saravanan, S Siraj & T Saravanan
Written by Baba Bhaskar
Screenplay by Baba Bhaskar
Starring G V Prakash Kumar, Parthiban, Palak Lalwani, Poonam Bajwa, Yogi Babu
Music by G V Prakash Kumar
Cinematography Mahesh Muthuswami
Edited by Praveen K L
Production S FOCUSS
Distributed by S FOCUSS
Release date April 5, 2019
Running time 120 minutes