Naan Vazhavaippen

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Naan Vaazha Vaippen
Naan Vazhavaippen.jpg
Directed byD. Yoganand
Written byAaroor Dass (dialogues)
Based onMajboor
by Salim–Javed
Produced byK. R. Vijaya
CinematographyM. Viswanath Rai
Edited byR. Vittal
T. K. Rajan
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Vallinayagam Films
Distributed byAshoka Bros
Release date
  • 10 August 1979 (1979-08-10)
Running time
137 minutes

Naan Vazhavaippen (transl. I Will Sustain You)[1] is a 1979 Indian Tamil-language suspense thriller film, directed by D. Yoganand. It stars Sivaji Ganesan, Rajnikanth and K. R. Vijaya, while Jai Ganesh and Major Sundarrajan play supporting roles.[2] The film was a remake of the Hindi film Majboor (1974).[3]


Ravi is a travel agent that is the sole provider for his family consisting of a widowed mother, physically disabled younger sister and younger brother. He and Neela, a promising defence attorney, are engaged to be married. Neela's brother, Ramesh is a public prosecutor who is supportive of her career and love. Ravi is questioned by the police when one of his clients, Jayaraj, is murdered. Ravi was one of the last people to see Jayaraj alive but has no useful information to assist the investigation. He does, however, have trouble remembering very basic information from a short time ago. This, in addition to his increasingly painful headaches, leads him to see the doctor. He's diagnosed with brain tumours. Ravi is eligible for an operation to remove these but is told that there may be life altering side-effects. Ravi also learns that Jayaraj's brother Ramaraj is offering a large reward for information leading to the capture of his brother's murderer. Feeling bereft, hopeless and worried about the financial future of his family, Ravi anonymously calls in a tip naming himself the murderer. He arranges for the reward money to go to his mother using lawyer Lakshmanan as arbiter without revealing himself to anyone. Ravi is arrested by the inspector. Neela tries to defend him but Ravi sabotages his own case and is sentenced to death. While in jail, he collapses due to his tumour and is operated on. He survives with no side-effects and finally realises the true magnitude of his actions. He will be hanged for a murder he did not commit. Ravi reveals the truth to his family and friends but Neela advises him that at this point, nothing short of producing the actual murderer will help him. He sets out to find the murderer and his investigation leads him to Michael D'Souza, a robber who had robbed Jayaraj shortly before his murder. With Michael's help, Ravi unravels the mystery of Jayaraj's murder.



The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[4][5]

S. No. Song Singers Lyrics
1 "Endhan Ponvanamme" T. M. Soundararajan Kannadasan
2 "Thirutheril" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela Kannadasan
3 "Ennodu Paadungal" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam vaali
4 "Agayam Mele" K. J. Yesudas & Chorus Vaali
5 "Endhan Ponvanamme" P. Susheela kannadasan


  1. ^ "Tamil cinema, p. 3". Jump Cut. Archived from the original on 15 April 2012. Retrieved 11 November 2016.
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  3. ^ Jha, Lata (18 July 2016). "10 Rajinikanth films that were remakes of Amitabh Bachchan starrers". Mint. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Naan Vazhavaippen Tamil Film EP Vinyl Record by Ilayaraja". Mossymart. Retrieved 11 September 2021.
  5. ^ "Naan Vaazha Vaippen". Gaana. Retrieved 11 September 2021.

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