|Directed by||M. Krishnan Nair|
|Produced by||Sathya movies|
|Music by||M. S. Viswanathan|
|Release dates||29 May 1971|
Rickshawkaran (Tamil: ரிக்ஷாக்காரன் English: Rickshaw men) is a 1971 Tamil-language film starring M. G. Ramachandran. It was a major success and was produced by Sathya Movies, owned by R. M. Veerappan who was a close colleague of M. G. Ramachandran. M. G. R, the lead actor won a National Film Award in the Best Actor category. The croud puller film ran more than 100 days in all the three theatres in chennai (First in Devi Paradise, Sri Krishna and Saravana) and all major cities of Tamil Nadu.
The movie begins with M. G. R contesting in a Rickshaw race along with fellow rickshaw drivers, meanwhile elsewhere a man with a child is being chased by a thug. The man is killed and he is burnt. M. G. R finds the kid and goes in search of justice but is failed by the judicial system by a corrupt lawyer. Manjula plays the female lead, while Padmini plays a supporting role.
National Film Awards
|1||"Kadloram Vaangiya"||T. M. Soundararajan||Vaali|
|2||"Ange Sirippavarkal"||T. M. Soundararajan||Vaali|
|3||"Kollimalai Kaatukkule"||T. M. Soundararajan, P. Susheela||Vaali|
|4||"Ponnazhagu Penmai"||P. Susheela, L. Rajeswari||Avisumani|
|5||"Kadalooram Vaangiya"||T. M. Soundararajan||Vaali|