Rajadhi Raja (1989 film)

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Rajadhi Raja
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Poster
Directed by R. Sundarrajan
Produced by R. D. Bhaskar
Written by Panchu Arunachalam
(Dialogue)
Screenplay by Panchu Arunachalam
Story by R. Sundarrajan
Starring Rajinikanth
Radha
Nadhiya
Janagaraj
Radha Ravi
Music by Ilaiyaraaja
Cinematography Rajarajan
Edited by B. Lenin
V. T. Vijayan
Production
company
Pavalar Creations
Distributed by Pavalar Creations
Release date
  • 4 March 1989 (1989-03-04)
Country India
Language Tamil

Rajadhi Raja is a Tamil film action comedy film directed by R. Sundarrajan and written by Panchu Arunachalam. The movie was released on 4 March 1989, with music by Ilaiyaraaja. Rajinikanth played a double role in the movie. The film was successful in the box office and re-established Rajinikanth as a leader of Kollywood box office.[1]

Plot[edit]

A rich estate owner is killed by his second wife and her brother Aadimoolam (Radharavi). The estate owner's son Raja (Rajinikanth) returns from USA and learns of this. In order to bring the culprits to book, he makes his Sister Pooja (Radha), a rickshaw puller, act as Raja. But soon, Aadimoolam learns of this and kills his own son and frames Raja as the killer. Raja is sentenced to death. In between this Raja loves Senkamalam (Radha), sister of an employee in his estate. in the same village where Raja lives, there exists his lookalike, Chinnaraasu (Rajinikanth again), whose aim in life is to wed his sweetheart Lakshmi (Nadia). Raja escapes from jail and meets Chinnaraasu and makes Chinnaraasu take his place in jail. After many a twist and turns, Raja brings the culprits to book. At the end Raja marries Senkamalam and Chinnarasu marries Lakshimi.

Production[edit]

Initially Revathi and Rubini were reported to play the two female characters in the movie. Due to date clashes, Revathi's role was offered to Radha and Rubini's role to Nadiya. This was the last film for Radha to act with Rajinikanth and last movie for Nadhiya.[2] The film ran 150 days in most theatres.

Soundtrack[edit]

The music composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[3]

No. Song Male Singer Female Singer Chorus Lyrics Length (m:ss) Picturised On
1 Meenamma Meenamma Mano, K. S. Chitra Chorus Piraisoodan 04:38 Rajinikanth, Radha
2 Maama Un Ponna Kodu SPB - Chorus Gangai Amaran 04:25 Rajinikanth, Nadiya
3 Malaiyaala Karaiyoram Mano - Chorus Vaali 04:42 Rajinikanth
4 Enkitta Modhadhe / Sundal Payirai Mano, K. S. Chitra Chorus Ponnadiyan 04:51 Rajinikanth, Nadiya
5 Un Nenja Thottu Sollu (Album Only) - P. Susheela & K. S. Chitra - Gangai Amaran 04:38 (Not in the movie, not picturised)
6 Vaa Vaa Manjal' Malare' Mano, S. P. Sailaja Chorus Ilaiyaraaja 04:34 Rajinikanth, Radha
7 Ulaga Vaazhkkaiye SPB - Chorus Ilaiyaraaja 00:58 Rajinikanth
8 Adi AathuKulla Aathimaram SPB - - Ilaiyaraaja 01:18 Rajinikanth

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rajadhi Raja Tamil Movie (1989) – Venpura". Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Rajadhi Raja – Cinema Express
  3. ^ "Rajadhi Raja Songs". raaga. Retrieved 10 February 2014. 

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