|Directed by||P. Vasu|
|Screenplay by||P. Vasu|
|Produced by||M. Ramanathan|
|Edited by||P. Mohan Raj|
Raj Films International
Nadigan (transl. Actor) is a 1990 Indian Tamil-language comedy thriller film written directed by P. Vasu. A remake of the Hindi film Professor (1962), it stars Sathyaraj and Khushbu. The film was released on 30 November 1990.
Raja's mother requires a major operation to be done. However, due to poverty, Raja decides to look for a job in Ooty. While travelling on a train with his mother to Ooty, he meets Devaraj, who is actually a music teacher travelling to island estate – Ooty for a ₹3,000 (equivalent to ₹25,000 or US$330 in 2020)monthly waged job. He carries with him a recommendation letter with a contact address. while alighting, the suitcases which resembles the same of Raja and Devaraj, interchange. So by mistake, Raja takes away the suitcase. When reaching their room, he finds the letter, and due to the critical situation of his mother, he decides to take the job. So he joins the job, first changing himself as an old man by sticking a beard and white hair. There, he finds Baby Amma, the guardian of two young women and two children. He is put in to look after them as a guardian and teacher. Meanwhile, Raja's mother is in critical condition. What transpires form the crux of the story.
|1.||"Aattama Paattama"||Vaali||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||04:52|
|2.||"Deva Malligai"||Pulamaipithan||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki||04:45|
|3.||"Vela Vanthu"||Vaali||Malaysia Vasudevan||04:47|
|4.||"Enge Nimmathi"||Ilaiyaraaja||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||04:51|
|5.||"Adi Veluthu"||Vaali||K. S. Chithra, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||05:04|
Release and reception
Nadigan was released on 30 November 1990. N. Krishnaswamy of The Indian Express praised Sathyaraj's acting and Ashok Kumar's cinematography. The film won the Tamil Nadu State Film Awards for Best Dialogue Writer (Vasu), Special Award for Best Actor (Sathyaraj), Best Art Director (Salam) and Best Stunt Director (Vikram Dharma).
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