Guru Sishyan (1988 film)

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Guru Sishyan
Guru Sishyan.jpg
Directed by SP. Muthuraman
Produced by Meena Panju Arunachalam
Written by Panju Arunachalam
Screenplay by Panju Arunchalam
Story by M. D. Sundar
Starring Rajinikanth
Radha Ravi
Cho Ramaswamy
Vinu Chakravarthy
Music by Ilaiyaraaja
Cinematography T. S. Vinayagam
Edited by R. Vittal
C. Lancy
P. A. Art Productions
Distributed by P. A. Art Productions
Release date(s) 13 April 1988
Country India
Language Tamil
Box office INR 3.25 crores

Guru Sishyan (Tamil: குரு சிஷ்யன்; English: Teacher, Student) is a 1988 Tamil comedy film directed by SP. Muthuraman, featuring Rajinikanth and Prabhu in the lead roles, with Gouthami and Seetha playing the lead female roles. This was the first Tamil movie for Gouthami, playing the love interest of Rajini, who later went on to become of the leading heroines of the Tamil film industry. It was a blockbuster and completed a 175-day run at the box office.


Guru (Rajinikanth) and Babu (Prabhu) are two friends and petty criminals. They end up in jail and come across an innocent man Manohar ('Mannvaasanai' Paandiyan) who tells them that his sister was raped by Muthuraaj (Radha Ravi) and who had killed a taxi driver (witness) with the help of foolish corrupt police officer Nallasivam (Vinu Chakravarthy) and pinned the murder on Manohar. Manohar is sentenced to death row for the killing by the court. Guru and Babu believe in Manohar's story and decide to find the truth and prove his innocence once they get out of jail. Guru fractures Manohar's hand so that his death sentence would be delayed, until it heals, under law. Guru and Babu get released from prison and set in motion an elaborate plan to find out the real killers. Along the way, Guru, who believed that his parents were murdered, finds out that they are in fact being held captive by Muthuraj's brother Rajamanickam(Ravichandran) who is trying to find the map to a treasure. The location of the map is know only to Guru's father who is suffering from memory loss and is tortured to make him remember it. Babu finds out that his parents were murdered by Rajamanickam (Ravichandran). Guru and Babu help them find the treasure to free Guru's parents and Guru finds out that Manohar is his own brother. The ensuing fight at the treasure location, ends up with Muthuraj and his brother arrested by the police after Guru and Babu beat them up and the treasure cave collapses after Guru, Babu and Guru's family escape from it. Babu marries Muthuraj's niece Chitra(Seetha) while Guru marries Nallasivam's daughter Gouthami and they live happily ever after for.


  • Rajinikanth as Raja aka Guru
  • Prabhu as Babu aka Sishya
  • Gauthami as Geetha Nallasivam
  • Seetha as Chithra
  • Ravichandran as Rajamanickam
  • Cho Ramasamy as Rajamanickam's Partner
  • Senthamarai as Kandhasamy
  • Vinu Chakravarthy as Nallasivam
  • Radha Ravi as Muthuraaj
  • Paandiyan as Manoharan
  • Manorama as Kalyani Nallasivam
  • LIC Narasimhan as DGP Sriram and Babu's Father


The music composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[1]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 Jingidi Jingidi Mano, K. S. Chithra Ilaiyaraaja 04:27
2 Kandu Pudichen S. P. Balasubrahmanyam Vaali 04:34
3 Naatkaalikku Sandai Malaysia Vasudevan, Mano 04:30
4 Uthama Puthiri Naanu Swarnalatha 04:13
5 Vaa Vaa Vanji Mano, K. S. Chithra 04:28


  1. ^ "Guru Sishyan Songs". raaga. Retrieved 2013-01-07. 

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