|Directed by||K. Subash|
A. Varunan |
|Screenplay by||Mani Ratnam|
|Story by||Mani Ratnam|
|Cinematography||Y. N. Murali|
|Distributed by||Aalayam Productions|
Chatriyan (The warrior) is a 1990 Indian epic Tamil crime-drama film written and produced by Mani Ratnam, and directed by K. Subash, assistant of Mani Ratnam. The film stars Vijayakanth,Thilakan, Bhanupriya and Revathi in the lead roles. The film has Vijayakanth playing the role of an honest cop and Thilakan as a corrupt politician in the main villain role. This film is one of the super hit films of early 90's and has attained cult status It was also dubbed in Telegu as Kshatriyudu.  The film features a highly acclaimed soundtrack and background score composed by Ilaiyaraaja.
- Vijayakanth as ACP Panneer Selvam (Sathriyan)
- Revathi as Mrs. Jaya Panneer Selvam
- Bhanupriya as Banu
- Delhi Ganesh
- Thilakan as Arumai Nayagam (Annachi)
- V. K. Ramasamy as Banu's grandfather
- A. V. Ramanan as Police Officer
- Vishnuvardhan as young Panneer Selvam
- Baby Aarthi
ACP Panneer Selvam aka Sathriyan (Vijayakanth), an honest cop, gathers enough evidence against a local goon Arumai Nayagam aka Annachi (Thilakan). Annachi is sent to prison. He avenges his arrest by killing Sathriyan's wife Jaya (Revathi). Since then, Sathriyan quits the police force and takes care of his children, renting an apartment owned by V. K. Ramaswamy. Banu (Bhanupriya), V. K. Ramaswamy's granddaughter, gets introduced to Sathriyan's children and starts mingling with them, eventually falling in love with Sathriyan. Meanwhile, Annachi is released from prison and realizes that he doesn't carry the same respect as he used to before going to jail. His anger against Sathriyan doesn't cease. Annachi challenges Sathriyan to join the police and fight him again. Sathriyan initially rejects the offer. Annachi tries to provoke Sathriyan by attacking his home and son. Out of frustration over his son's attack, Sathriyan joins the police and fights Annachi. Sathriyan's fight against Annachi forms the rest of the plot.
Chathriyan topped the Chennai box office on its opening weekend with ₹12 lakh distributor share.
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