|Directed by||SP. Muthuraman|
|Produced by||SP. Muthuraman|
|Written by||Panju Arunachalam|
|Cinematography||T. S. Vinayagam|
|Edited by||R. Vittal|
|Distributed by||Visaalam Productions|
|Release dates||25 October 1992|
Pandian is a 1992 action Tamil language movie directed by the Tamil director SP. Muthuraman. It stars Rajinikanth, Kushboo, Janagaraj and Jayasudha in the lead roles. It was released on October 25, 1992 as one among Deepavali release. Its music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja. The film was a remake of the Kannada film Bombay Dada starring Tiger Prabhakar, Vani Vishwanath, Vajramuni and Lakshmi. Prabhakar, the director and hero of the Kannada film, portrayed the negative role in the Tamil version. The film was dubbed in Hindi in 1998 as "Kanoon Ka Khiladi." The film received predominantly negative reviews and performed average at the box office. It got a huge competition from Kamalhaasan's "Devar Magan" and managed to run 100 days.
The film is about Pandian (Rajinikanth) who wants to avenge his sister's (Jaysudha) husband's ( Charan Raj) death. He joins the murderer's gang, and how he takes revenge forms the crux of "Pandian". Then the gang came to known as Pandiyan made undercover operation, Pandiyan was a police officer, then rest of the story deals with how pandiyan caught the culprit, with style approach of Pandiyan (Rajinikanth).
Rajinikanth decide to make a low-budget film with S. P. Muthuraman. Muthuraman turned producer for this film under his production banner "Visalam Productions" named after his mother. In spite of being a producer, Rajini took care of production duties of the film along with AVM Saravanan. Rajini decided to act in the film to contribute for the retirement fund of main crew members of SP Muthuraman team who were regular in most of Muthuraman's films. Rajini acted in the film without taking any fees. Though film was not as successful as Rajinikanth's other films, the film managed to earn decent profits as it was made at a modest budget and the proceeds were used for the retirement fund of director Muthuraman's crew. Tragedy struck before release, when Muthuraman's wife passed away.
|1||Adi Jumba||Mano, K. S. Chithra||Vaali||06:00|
|2||Anbe Nee Enna||Mano, K. S. Chithra||04:41|
|3||Pandiayana Kokka Kokka||Mano||04:56|
|4||Pandiyanin Rajiyathil||Mano, K. S. Chithra||Panju Arunachalam||05:44|
- This was Rajinikanth's last film with SP. Muthuraman. This is one of the few Rajini films which did not have any tracks sung by S.P. Balasubramaniam The movie was released along with Kamal's Thevar Magan, the movie went on to above average.
- Scene where Khushboo tricks Rajini to eat green chillies and apply onions in eyes was lifted from Amitabh Bachchan starrer Hindi film Coolie.
- "Pandiyan Songs". raaga. Retrieved 2014-03-04.