|Directed by||SP. Muthuraman|
|Produced by||Rajam Balachander
|Written by||K. Balachander|
V. K. Ramasamy
|Cinematography||T. S. Vinayagam|
|Edited by||R. Vittal
|Distributed by||Kavithalayaa Productions|
|Release dates||7 March 1987|
Velaikaran (Tamil: வேலைக்காரன்; English: Servant) is a Tamil 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?
- Rajinikanth as Ragupathy
- Sarath Babu as Rajkumar
- Amala as Kowsalya
- K. R. Vijaya as Savithri
- V. K. Ramasamy as Valayapathy
- In this movie Rajinikanth remodified his popular hair style, till 1996 he maintained the same hairstyle.
- 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.
|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|
|6||Thotathile Paathi||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Saibaba||04:34|
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