Lucky Man is a 1995 Tamil comedy film directed by Prathap K. Pothan and starring Karthik in the lead role. It is a remake of a 1994 hit Telugu film, Yamaleela, starring Ali and Indraja, and directed by S. V. Krishna Reddy. The film was successful at the box office.
A book that belongs to the Hindu god of death, Yamadharman (Goundamani), accidentally drops to earth. This book can be used to kill or save any human’s life by writing his/her name in one of the pages of the book. An antihero character called Gopikrishna (Karthik) gets a hold of the book and abuses its powers for his selfish needs. Senthil is Chitra Gupta an assistant of Yamadharman. Chitra Gupta (Senthil), Yamadharman’s assistant, misses a book which contains all the details of human beings. The book falls into a city in Tamil Nadu. Brahmadeva orders Yamadharma to locate the book within one month. Chitra Gupta fears that if the book is seen by the human beings, chaos will happen. But Yamadharma assures him that only the details of the person who is viewing the book will be shown by the book. Gopi and his friend (Thyagu) happen to see the book. They become rich, as they come to know the result of lottery beforehand by using the book. Gopi becomes rich by using the book. Meanwhile, Yamadharma and Chitra Gupta come to Tamil Nadu to search the book. But they don’t really understand the current civilization leading to fun. Gopi’s opponent Sivaraman (Radha Ravi) wanted to know Gopi’s secret of success, and he plans to steal the book from Gopi. One day, Gopi learns about the date of death of his mother (Manjula Vijayakumar) through that book. Now Gopi wanted to save his mother and win his lover (Sanghavi). Whether he succeeds or not and whether Yamadharma finds the book is the story.
Directed by Prathap K. Pothan
Produced by K. Prashath
Written by Rajagopalan (dialogues)
Screenplay by Prathap K. Pothan
Story by S. V. Krishna Reddy
Starring Karthik, Sanghavi, Goundamani, Senthil, Manjula Vijayakumar, Radha Ravi, Thyagu
Music by Adhityan
Cinematography K. Aravind
Edited by B. Lenin & V. T. Vijayan
Production Prashath Art Films
Distributed by Prashath Art Films
Release date 14 April 1995