Naan Sigappu Manithan
|Naan Sivappu Manithan|
|Directed by||S.A. Chandrasekhar|
|Produced by||A. Poorna Chandra Rao|
|Written by||S.A. Chandrasekhar|
|Editing by||Gautham Raju|
Naan Sigappu Manithan (English: I am a Red Man) is a 1985 Tamil film directed by S.A. Chandrasekhar. The film stars Rajinikanth, Sathyaraj, Bhagyaraj, Ambika in lead roles with music by Ilaiyaraja. This was a remake of B.R. Chopra's Aaj Ki Awaaz (1984). Sinhala film Veera Udara (1990) is a remake of this film.
Vijay (Rajinikanth) is a Tamil professor living with his widowed mother and his sister. He is in love with Uma (Ambika), a lawyer. During a visit to his friend Ravi's (Nizhalgal Ravi) house, he is disgusted by goings-on in his neighborhood. Illicit liquor is being sold at a tea-stall while prostitution is flourishing in another house in the same colony. But his complaints to the police, yield nothing since the policeman is on the villains' payroll and manages to warn them before making a raid. When Ravi's sister is raped and killed and the perpetrator Mohanraj (Sathyaraj) gets off scot-freewith help from a minister, Vijay and Ravi take matters into their own hands and clean up the tea-stall and brothel on their own. Wanting to teach Vijay a lesson, Mohanraj and his goondas rape his sister (who then commits suicide) and kill his mother. Vijay then turns into a vigilante, walking the streets at nights and dealing out his own brand of justice - shoot first and ask questions later - to the rowdies and goondas. He soon becomes known as Robinhood, helper of the poor and the police sends Singaaram (Bhagyaraj) to unmask Robinhood.
- Rajinikanth as Vijay and Robinhood
- Ambika as Uma
- Sathyaraj as Mohanraj
- Bhagyaraj as CID Singaram
- S.A. Chandrasekhar as Mental Hospital Ward Boy
- Senthil as Senthil
- Nizhalgal Ravi as Ravi
- Kovai Sarala Cameo
- Vijay as Child Artist
Music is composed by Ilayaraja with lyrics written by Vaali, Vairamuthu, Pulamaipithan, Gangai Amaran and M. Metha.
- Penmaane - SPB, S. Janaki
- Ellarume Thirudangadathan - Ilayaraja
- Gandhi Desame - SPB
- Venmegam Vinnil - SPB
- Kungumathu Meni - Janaki