|Directed by||Manoj Kumar|
|Produced by||Manoj Kumar|
|Written by||V. Prabhakar (dialogues)|
|Story by||R. Meghanathan|
|Edited by||P. Mohanraj|
|12 April 2002|
Raajjiyam is a South Indian Tamil film released in 2002. The film marked the debut of popular Malayalam actor Dileep in Tamil cinema. It was also dubbed in Telegu as Security Officer and in Hindi as Yeh Kaisi Hukumat.
Karthikeyan (Vijayakanth) runs a Central Government authorized secret service agency under the guise of an organization that helps people arriving in Chennai. He leads a happy life with his wife (Shamita Shetty), daughter and younger brother Surya (Dileep), a mute. Surya falls in love with Anuradha (Priyanka Trivedi), a woman that Karthikeyan brings home from the railway station but her past forces her to reject his romance. When the Governor's (Murali) daughter-in-law dies, Karthikeyan finds out that it was a murder and arrests the Governor's son (Anand). Though the Governor outwardly congratulates Karthikeyan and even appoints him as his personal bodyguard, he is in fact plotting his revenge on him.
- Shamita Shetty
- Priyanka Trivedi
- Mansoor Ali Khan
The fight scene between Vijayakanth and Ponnamabalam was taken on a revolving bamboo, with the two men standing on either edge, the scene choreographed by Super Subbarayan. For the set, 20 lorries carrying bamboos were brought in, and set designer Shanmugham arranged them in order to make the place look like a bamboo fortress. It took twelve days to shoot the scene, and canning the shots was Kartikraja. The film was produced at a cost of ₹7 crore.
Music was composed by Bharathwaj and lyrics were written by Snehan.
- Naan Unna — Pop Shalini
- Thamizhan — Krishnaraj
- Ore Oru — Unnikrishnan, Sujatha
- Oru Aayiram — Bharathwaj, Reshmi
- Namma Ooru — Krishnaraj
- Annan Thambi — Bharathwaj
- Uyir Theduthe — Bharathwaj
Rediff wrote:"Though the film created expectations as a political thriller with Vijaykanth spewing dialogues laden with political nuances, Raajjiyam is about brothers, laced with action sequences".
- "Internet Archive Wayback Machine". 2002-02-24. Retrieved 2012-08-04.[dead link]
- Rajiyam budget 7 crore
- "rediff.com, Movies: The Rediff review — Raajjiyam". Rediff.com. 2002-04-29. Retrieved 2012-08-04.