Adutha Varisu

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Adutha Varisu
Adutha Varisu poster.jpg
Directed byS. P. Muthuraman
Produced byDwarakish
Written byPanchu Arunachalam
Story byNabendu Ghosh
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Edited byR. Vittal
Dwarakish Chitra
Distributed byDwarakish Chitra
Release date
7 July 1983 (1983-07-07)
Running time
135 minutes

Adutha Varisu (lit. The Next Heir) is an Indian Tamil language film directed by S. P. Muthuraman, starring Rajinikanth, Sridevi, Silk Smitha and was released in 1983. It was remake of Hindi movie Raja Jani (1972).[1]


Rajinikanth plays the role of Kannan, a small-time bounty hunter who 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 nomadic girl Valli (Sridevi) 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.



Music for the movie is scored by Ilaiyaraaja.[2] The disco song "Aasai Nooruvagai" was remixed by Yuvan Shankar Raja for Kurumbu (2003).[3]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Duration (mm:ss)
1 Aasai Nooruvagai Malaysia Vasudevan Panchu Arunachalam 4:31
2 Ennaiah S. Janaki Vaali 4:27
3 Kaveriye Kavikuyiley S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki Panchu Arunachalam 4:31
4 Pesa koodathu S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela 4:30
5 Vaa Raja S. Janaki Vaali 4:26
6 Vaazhga S. P. Sailaja, S. Janaki 4:29


  1. ^ Ramachandran, Naman (2014) [2012]. Rajinikanth: The Definitive Biography. New Delhi: Penguin Books. p. 108. ISBN 978-0-14-342111-5.
  2. ^ "Adutha Varisu Songs". raaga. Retrieved 21 November 2013.
  3. ^ Jeshi, K. (2 November 2007). "Mix and match". The Hindu. Retrieved 6 March 2019.

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