Sri Raghavendra

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Sri Raghavendra
Sri Raghavendra poster.jpg
Directed by SP. Muthuraman
Produced by K. Balachander
Written by AL Narayanan (dialogues)
Starring Rajinikanth
Music by Ilayaraja
Release dates 1 September 1985
Running time 160 mins
Language Tamil

Sri Raghavendra is a 1985 Tamil film directed by SP. Muthuraman. The film was Rajinikanth's 100th film. He plays the role of the Hindu saint Raghavendra in this movie. It was produced by Kavithalaya Productions. The film was later dubbed in Telugu as Sri Mantralaya Raghavendra Swamy Mahatyam. Though the performance of Rajinikanth was much appreciated the movie flopped at the box office.[1]


This film is the life of Sri Raghavendra. From Birth till his Mahasamadhi has been portrayed by Rajinikanth. The film highlights some of the miracles Sri Raghavendra performed. The film has Lakshmi as his wife and guest appearances by Vishnuvardhan, Mohan and Sathyaraj.



Sri Raghavendra was Rajinikanth's 100th film (including his other language films). Rajini appraoched SP Muthuraman to direct the film. Muthuraman was initally reluctant to direct a devotional film. Balachander encouraged him to direct the film. In order to prepare himself to direct the film, Muthuraman watched various devotional films of A. P. Nagarajan who was known for such films in past and thus readied to direct the film. Muthuraman told that all the cast and crew of the film undergone the ritual of fasting considering that the film belonged to the genre of devotional. The film received tax exemption from Tamilnadu government thus making it as an eligible film to be watched by everyone.[2]


All lyrics written by Vaali, all music composed by Ilayaraja.

No. Title Playback Length
1. "Aadal Kalaiye"   K.J.Yesudas  
2. "Azhaikiraan Maathavan"   Malaysia Vasudevan, K. J. Yesudas  
3. "Kathiravan Ezhunthaan"   Malaysia Vasudevan  
4. "Mazhaikku Oru Devaney"   K.J.Yesudas  
5. "Paarthale Theriyaatha"   Manorama  
6. "Raama Naamam"   K.J.Yesudas, Vani Jayaram  
7. "Unakkum Enakkum"   Malaysia Vasudevan, S. Janaki  


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