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Velaikkaran poster
Directed by SP. Muthuraman
Produced by Rajam Balachander
Pushpa Kandaswamy
Written by K. Balachander
Starring Rajinikanth
Sarath Babu
V. K. Ramasamy
Puliyur Soroja
Delhi Ganesh
Music by Ilaiyaraaja
Cinematography T. S. Vinayagam
Edited by R. Vittal
C. Lancy
Distributed by Kavithalayaa Productions
Release dates
7 March 1987
Country India
Language Tamil

Velaikaran (Tamil: வேலைக்காரன்; English: Servant) is a 1987 Indian Tamil action-comedy film directed by SP. Muthuraman, starring Rajinikanth, Sarath Babu and Amala. This film is the remake of the Bollywood film Namak Halaal starring Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Smita Patil and Parveen Babi in the lead. The movie was a moderate success at the Box Office.


Young Ragupathy (Rajinikanth) is brought up by his paternal grandfather Valayapathy (V.K.Ramasamy). He decides for him to go to the city in search of a new job and life. While in the city he meets up with Senthil who guides him into an interview in a 5-star hotel owned by Rajkumar (Sarath Babu). While in the hotel, Ragupathy meets Kowsalya (Amala) and falls in love with her. During this time, many attempts are made to kill Rajkumar by his uncle and son Nassar. The blame for this murders goes to Rajkumar's mother (K. R. Vijaya), who is actually Ragupathy's mother. Realising all this Ragupathy takes an oath no matter what happens he will not let any harm come to Rajkumar. As these attempts are being made, can Ragupathy thwart them all?



  • In this movie Rajinikanth remodified his popular hair style, till 1996 he maintained the same hairstyle.[1]
  • The popular dialogue "I can talk English, I can walk English..." earlier said by Amitabh Bachchan in Namak Halaal was also used in this film.


The music composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[2]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 Enakku Thaa Un Uyirai B. S. Sasirekha Mu. Metha 04:28
2 Maamanukku Mayilapoorethaan Malaysia Vasudevan 04:36
3 Pethu Eduthavathaan Malaysia Vasudevan 04:34
4 Va Va Va Kanna Mano, K. S. Chithra 05:53
5 Velai Ilathavan Mano 04:24
6 Thotathile Paathi S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Saibaba 04:34


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