|Directed by||S. P. Muthuraman|
|Produced by||Meena Panchu Arunachalam|
|Written by||Panchu Arunachalam|
V. K. Ramasamy
|Cinematography||T. S. Vinayagam|
|Edited by||R. Vittal|
P. A. Art Productions
|Distributed by||P. A. Art Productions|
Japanil Kalyanaraman (Kalyanaraman in Japan) is a 1985 Tamil language film starring Kamal Haasan in the lead role of the protagonist. This was the first Tamil movie sequel (of Kalyanaraman). It garnered mixed reviews and performed average business at the box office.
Raman (Kamal Haasan) is a journalist who exposes a smuggling and black money racket, which involves the high-profile (Major Sunderarajan) and his son Narendran (Sathyaraj), and is about to go public. The magazine is bought by Narendran overnight.
When Raman reveals that he is about to start his own magazine, he is beaten up by Narendran's men. After surviving miraculously, Raman, his son Arun (Master Tinku) and the spirit of the now-dead Kalyanaraman (also played by Kamal Haasan), travel to Japan to buy printing equipment and to show Arun around.
Raman meets Radha (Radha) who is a waitress in a restaurant and they gradually fall in love, with the efforts of Kalyanaraman and Arun. Meanwhile, Narendran also travels to Japan to get rid of Raman before he arrives back in India.
The movie ends with Raman helping to arrest Narendran and getting back together with Radha and Arun.
- Kamal Haasan as Raman and Ghost Kalyanam
- Radha as Radha
- Sathyaraj as Narendran
- V. K. Ramasamy as Samikannu
- Major Sundarrajan
- Goundamani as Mayilsamy
- Kovai Sarala as Muppatha
- Chitra Lakshmanan as Munusamy Guide
- Master Tinku as Arun
- ISR as Textile showroom salesman
The film was a sequel to the 1979 film Kalyanaraman and it was the first Tamil film to have a sequel. The film was entirely shot in Japan. Buck Tooth for Master Tinku was designed by Dr. Janakiraman.
|1||"Appappoi Ammammoi"||Kamal Haasan||Vaali||04:23|
|2||"Chinna Poo"||S. Janaki||04:42|
|3||"Radhe En Radhe"||M. Ramesh, S. Janaki||05:33|
|4||"Vaaya Vaaya"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||04:32|
|5||"Kadhal Un Leelaiya"||Ilaiyaraaja||Vairamuthu||04:24|
|6||"Appappa Thithikkum"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||04:28|
Japanil Kalyanaraman evoked tremendous hype as it was the sequel of the successful Kalyanaraman. It however failed commercially because, according to the director, "it lacked the freshness the original version had".
The film was regarded as a visual treat due to the extensive coverage of Japan as well as the fair held there called Expo '85, which attracted children. Once again Sathyaraj had won appreciation for his role as villain.
- "Japanil Kalyanaram Songs". raaga. Retrieved 2013-12-21.