Padikkadavan (1985 film)

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Padikathavan 1985.jpg
Directed byRajasekhar
Story byKader Khan
Produced byN. Veeraswamy
V. Ravichandran
StarringSivaji Ganesan
CinematographyV. Ranga
Edited byR. Vittal
S. B. Mohan
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Sri Eswari Productions
Release date
  • 11 November 1985 (1985-11-11)
Box office6 crore[1]

Padikkadavan (transl. Uneducated Man) is a 1985 Indian Tamil-language action drama film, starring Sivaji Ganesan, Rajinikanth and Ambika. It is directed by Rajasekhar. The film was produced by Kannada actor Ravichandran along with his father N. Veeraswamy. It is a remake of the Hindi film Khud-Daar (1982).[2]

The story is about a man who strives hard to make his younger brother study. The two brothers are the step-brothers of Rajasekhar. The younger brother of Rajendran after distressing from him finally joins with him. All three of them finally join after certain conviction regarding a death. The film was a blockbuster and had a run for more than 250 days. This film is considered one of the biggest hits for Rajinikanth during the 1980s.


Rajasekhar is the loving elder stepbrother of Rajendran aka Raja and Ramu. After his elder step brother marriage, his wife Radha sends his brothers out when he goes to Madras. After some struggle the two young brothers were adopted by Rahim, a Muslim. Rajendran, the older of the two, toils and becomes a taxi driver to educate and bring up his brother. As a taxi driver, he does what's right, such as stopping drug dealers. There he meets Mary a Girl who is smuggling drugs and alcohol as a pregnant woman. After some time She change and falls for Raja. Raja believes His brother, to be the innocent and well-educated man, strays and gets mixed up with some wrong-doers. He marries a girl Manju from a wealthy family. The girl's uncle Chakravarthy is a smuggler who sells drugs using his older brother's lorries. Chakravarthy later kills his brother and blames Rajendran. Rajasekhar, the presiding judge, realizes that Rajendran is his long-lost brother. He then proceeds to have a heart attack but then researches all night and returns as a lawyer to save him and proves that Chakravarthy is the one who murdered his own brother. A fight ensues between Chakravarthy and Raja Raja defeats Chakravarthy. Radha apologies for her old attitude with Raja and Ramu.



The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[3][4]

Song Singers Lyrics Length
"Jodi Kili" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki Vairamuthu 05:00
"Oorai Therinchikitten" K. J. Yesudas 04:07
"Oru Koottu" Malaysia Vasudevan 03:45
"Rajavukku Raja" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam Vaali 04:32
"Solli Adipenadi" Malaysia Vasudevan, S. Janaki Gangai Amaran 04:29


  1. ^ Raghu, Sunita (4 May 2014). "Southern Supernova". The New Indian Express. Archived from the original on 15 January 2021. Retrieved 1 March 2021.
  2. ^ Ramachandran, Naman (2014) [2012]. Rajinikanth: The Definitive Biography. New Delhi: Penguin Books. p. 111. ISBN 978-0-14-342111-5.
  3. ^ "Padikathavan (1985)". Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  4. ^ "Padikkathavan Tamil Film LP Vinyl Record by Ilayaraja". Mossymart. Archived from the original on 4 September 2021. Retrieved 4 September 2021.

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