|Directed by||S. P. Muthuraman|
|Screenplay by||Panchu Arunachalam|
|Story by||Nabendu Ghosh|
|Edited by||R. Vittal|
Adutha Varisu (transl. The Next Heir) is a 1983 Indian Tamil-language action drama film directed by S. P. Muthuraman, starring Rajinikanth and Sridevi. It is a remake of the 1972 Hindi film Raja Jani, which itself was loosely based on the 1956 American film Anastasia. The film was released on 7 July 1983.
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Kannan, a small-time bounty hunter, is enlisted by the crooked members of a royal zameen to find a girl to impersonate the lost heiress to the throne, so that they can usurp the Zameen's wealth. Kannan comes across a nomadic girl Valli and trains her to act appropriately, and introduces her as the lost heiress to the Zameen's head, Rani Amma Rajalakshmi, who is the grandmother of the lost heiress. However, when he learns from Valli's adopted parents that Valli is truly the lost heiress, he sets out to protect her and Rani Amma from the crooked clan.
- Rajinikanth as Kannan
- Sridevi as Radha
- Jaishankar as Rathnakumar
- Cho Ramaswamy as Ramanna
- S. Varalakshmi as Rani Amma
- Vasantha as Rathnakumar's wife
- Raveendran as Pratap
- Silk Smitha as Usha
- Senthamarai as Diwan
- V. K. Ramasamy as Foster father of Valli
- Manorama as Foster mother of Valli
- V. Gopalakrishnan as Vijay
- C. L. Anandan as Veeraiyan
- S. V. Ramadas as Muthukaruppan
- S. S. Chandran as Kannan's colleague
- LIC Narasimhan as Sundaram
- S.R. Veeraraghavan as Dr. Gowtham
The soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja. The disco song "Aasai Nooru Vagai" was remixed by Yuvan Shankar Raja for Kurumbu (2003). The song "Dan Dana Dan" from the Hindi film Department (2012) too was adapted from "Aasai Nooru Vagai".
|1.||"Pesa Koodathu"||Panchu Arunachalam||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki||4:35|
|2.||"Vaa Raja Vandhu Paaru"||Vaali||S. Janaki||4:26|
|3.||"Vaazhga Raja Vaazhga Rani"||Panchu Arunachalam||S. P. Sailaja, S. Janaki||4:30|
|4.||"Kaveriye Kavikuyiley"||Panchu Arunachalam||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki||4:35|
|5.||"Aasai Nooru Vagai"||Panchu Arunachalam||Malaysia Vasudevan||4:31|
|6.||"Ennaiah ABC"||Vaali||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki||4:28|
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