Padikkadavan (2009 film)

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Padikathavan Poster.jpg
Directed by Suraj
Produced by Bharathi Reddy
Written by Suraj
Starring Dhanush
Tamannaah Bhatia
Sayaji Shinde
Atul Kulkarni
Music by Mani Sharma
Cinematography A. Venkatesh
Edited by Manoj
Distributed by Sun Pictures
Release dates
  • 14 January 2009 (2009-01-14)
Running time
159 minutes
Country India
Language Tamil
Box office 33 crore

For the 1985 Tamil movie of the same name, see Padikkadavan (1985 film)

Padikkadavan (English: Uneducated Man) is a 2009 Indian Tamil-language action-comedy film written and directed by Suraaj. It stars Dhanush, Tamannaah Bhatia, Vivek, Sayaji Shinde, Pratap Pothan, Suman and Atul Kulkarni in the lead roles[1] and features a huge supporting cast in small pivotal and cameo roles. The film released on 14 January 2009 during Pongal receiving huge positive Response.[2][2] The film was successful grossing 17 crore in Tamil Nadu and established Dhanush as one of top five saleable heroes of Tamil cinema then.[3]Later the film was dubbed in Hindi as Meri Taqat Mera Faisla 2


Radhakrishnan (Dhanush) alias Rocky is a 10th grade dropout youngster who is looked down upon by his father (Pratap Pothen), because of his sharp contrast to the rest of the family, who are well qualified in education. Rocky spends most of his time in a mechanic shop with his colleagues (Mayilsami, Nellai Siva and Suman Setty). Rocky's friends advise him to love and marry a well-educated girl so that his name will be added with her name after marriage i.e., indirectly he gets a degree after his name.

So, earnestly he looks around by hovering around women's colleges to find a perfect girl for his mission. He finally succeeds in his attempt and makes Gayathri (Tamannaah Bhatia), a well-educated rich girl fall for him. He starts to honestly love her and takes her for shopping to a mall where she is confronted by a group of rogues who work for Rami Reddy (Sayaji Shinde) who is a rival of Samarasimha Reddy (Suman).

Her father is Samarasimha Reddy (Suman) a notorious don in Andhra who protects his daughter Gayathri by destroying the gang and takes back Gayathri to Andhra Pradesh. The protagonist goes to Assault Arumugam (Vivek), a thug-for-hire, to help him marry his love interest. Dhanush saves Gayathri from Rami Reddy (Sayaji Shinde) and follows her to her home, where he realizes that another Thirunelveli rowdy Kasi Anandan (Atul Kulkarni), whose brother he accidentally kills in a flashback, has put price on his head. Kasi declares that if Rocky wins him in a hand-to-hand combat he will never be disturbed by him. Rocky accepts his deal and smashes Kasi down.

The movie ends as Rocky walks out after smashing Kasi while his gang appreciate him by clapping.



The soundtrack consists of fives songs composed by Mani Sharma.

Soundtrack album by Mani Sharma
Released 2009
Genre Soundtrack
Length 24:39
Label Think Music
Producer Mani Sharma
Mani Sharma chronology
No. Song Singers Length (min:sec) Lyrics Notes
1 Hey Vetri Velaa Ranjith, Naveen Madhav 4:50 Pa. Vijay
2 Hey Rosu Rosu Ranjith, Jaey 5:00 Thabu Shankar from Athiti
3 Raanki Rangamma Malathi Lakshman, Udit Narayan 4:47 Pa. Vijay from Choodalani Vundi song : Ramma Chilakamma
4 Kadavulum Kadhalum Karthik, Harini 5:17 Snehan from Yuvatha
5 Appa Amma Vilayattu Ranjith, Saindhavi 4:44 Snehan from Adavi Ramudu