|Naan Vaazha Vaippen|
|Directed by||D. Yoganand|
|Written by||Aaroor Dass (dialogues)|
|Produced by||K. R. Vijaya|
|Cinematography||M. Viswanath Rai|
|Edited by||R. Vittal|
T. K. Rajan
|Distributed by||Ashoka Bros|
Naan Vazhavaippen (transl. I Will Sustain You) 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. The film was a remake of the Hindi film Majboor (1974).
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.
- Sivaji Ganesan as Ravi
- Rajnikanth as Michael D' Souza
- K.R.Vijaya as Neela
- Pandari Bai as Lakshmi
- Major Sundarrajan as Ramraj
- Jaiganesh as Ramesh
- M. R. R. Vasu as Prakash
- Thengai Srinivasan as Lakshmanan
- Poornam Viswanathan as the Doctor
- Senthamarai as inspector Sundar
- A. Sakunthala
- S. N. Parvathy
- Babloo Prithiveeraj as Ravi's Brother
|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|
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