Kadhalan is a 1994 Tamil action-romance film written and directed by S. Shankar and produced by K. T. Kunjumon. The film stars Prabhu Deva and Nagma in the lead roles, while Raghuvaran, Girish Karnad and Vadivelu play other pivotal roles. The film's score and soundtrack were composed by A. R. Rahman. The song Mukkabla from the movie, became a national sensation, and owing to the rage that the song created, Kadhalan was dubbed in Hindi as Humse Hai Muqabala and in Telugu as Premikudu. The film received positive reviews from critics and enjoyed huge commercial success upon release in September 1994. It won many recognitions and honours, including the Filmfare Best Film Award and Filmfare Best Actress for Nagma, while also receiving four National Film Awards. Prabhu, the chairman of Chennai's Government Arts College, is asked by his Principal to invite the Governor of Tamil Nadu, Kakarlal Sathyanarayana Moorthy (Girish Karnad), to be the chief guest on the annual day of the college. When he goes to invite Kakarla, he bumps into his daughter, Shruthi (Nagma), and instantly falls in love with her. To propose his love for her, he even joins in the same dance class as her. She too subsequently gets to know more about him, and falls in love with him. Since there is considerable fear of terrorism in the state, Kakarla does not permit his daughter to travel anywhere without bodyguards. On one occasion, she manages to give them the slip and runs away with Prabhu at a dance festival. Shortly after there is the threat of a bomb being planted. Shruthi is immediately brought home, and Prabhu is arrested. Shruthi is forbidden to see Prabhu. After being beaten severely, Prabhu is released from police custody. He then goes to meet Shruthi, unaware of the changed circumstances. This is where he finds evidence that will lead him to a hideout of terrorist Mallikarjuna (Raghuvaran) who is the mastermind of bomb blasts, and joins forces with Kakarlal for killing innocent civilians. Whether Prabhu will become a victim or emerge a victor forms the rest of the story.