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Sri Raghavendra
Sri Raghavendra poster.jpg
Directed by SP. Muthuraman
Produced by Kavithalayaa Productions
Written by AL Narayanan (dialogues)
Starring Rajinikanth
Music by Ilayaraja
Distributed by Kavithalayaa Productions
Release dates
1 September 1985
Running time
160 mins
Language Tamil

Sri Raghavendra is a 1985 Tamil film directed by SP. Muthuraman. The film was Rajinikanth's 100th film. He plays the role of the Hindu saint Raghavendra in this movie. It was produced by Kavithalaya Productions. The film was later dubbed in Telugu as Sri Mantralaya Raghavendra Swamy Mahatyam. Though the performance of Rajinikanth was much appreciated. The movie was a super hit at the box office as it was the actoer's 100th film.[1]


This film is the life of Sri Raghavendra. From Birth till his Mahasamadhi has been portrayed by Rajinikanth. The film highlights some of the miracles Sri Raghavendra performed. The film has Lakshmi as his wife and guest appearances by Vishnuvardhan, Mohan and Sathyaraj.



Sri Raghavendra was Rajinikanth's 100th film (including his other language films). Rajini took a bold decision to do a religious movie for his 100th film. Rajini who is a Rajkumar fan, had seen his film called Mantralaya Mahime where Rajkumar portrayed Sri Raghavendra. Rajini approached SP Muthuraman to direct the film. Muthuraman was initially reluctant to direct a devotional film. Balachander encouraged him to direct the film. In order to prepare himself to direct the film, Muthuraman watched various devotional films of A. P. Nagarajan who was known for such films in past and thus readied to direct the film. The film was done with lot of conviction and discipline. Muthuraman told that all the cast and crew of the film undergone the ritual of fasting on Thursday in reverence to lord's presence considering that the film belonged to the genre of devotional.[2][3]


The film received tax exemption from Tamil Nadu government thus making it as an eligible film to be watched by everyone.[2]


All lyrics written by Vaali, all music composed by Ilayaraja.

No. Title Playback Length
1. "Aadal Kalaiye"   K.J.Yesudas  
2. "Azhaikiraan Maathavan"   Malaysia Vasudevan, K. J. Yesudas  
3. "Kathiravan Ezhunthaan"   Malaysia Vasudevan  
4. "Mazhaikku Oru Devaney"   K.J.Yesudas  
5. "Paarthale Theriyaatha"   Manorama  
6. "Raama Naamam"   K.J.Yesudas, Vani Jayaram  
7. "Unakkum Enakkum"   Malaysia Vasudevan, S. Janaki  


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