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|Directed by||SP. Muthuraman|
|Produced by||Kavithalayaa Productions|
|Written by||AL Narayanan (dialogues)|
|Distributed by||Kavithalayaa Productions|
|1 September 1985|
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.
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.
- Rajinikanth as Raghavendra Swami
- Vishnuvardhan as Devotee and successor of Sri Raghavendra, as Sri Yogindra
- Delhi Ganesh as Appanacharya (foremost disciple)
- Satyaraj as Nawab of Adoni
- Major Sundarrajan as King of Tanjavore
- Y. G. Mahendra as Untruthful Devotee
- Somayajulu as Guru of Sri Raghavendra, St Sudeendrar
- Thengai Seenivasan as Priest
- Poornam Viswanathan as Devotee whose son accidentally dies but revived by Sri Raghavendra
- V.S. Raghavan as Srinivasacharya Devotee who mistreats G.Seenivasan's character Malapa as he is "Lower caste", but is later spiritually enlightened by Sri Raghavendra
- Nizhalgal Ravi as Venkanna, Diwan of Adoni who is initially portrayed as slow in learning and intelligence but with Sri Raghavendra's blessing becomes the smart minister in the Nawab's cabinet
- Senthamarai as Tamil Poet
- Janagaraj as St. Sudeendrar's disciple
- Veeraraghavan as Seemasachar
- Mohan as As one of his disciple, Mukuntha who went to get married at the Swami's blessings and was assisted by Him to eliminate the demon that came to Srikant's house
- Srikant as Devotee who is blessed by Sri Raghavendra who protects this family by killing the demon character
- G.Seenivasan as "Lower caste" person mistreated by V.S.Raghavan's character initially but blessed by Sri Raghavendra
- Lakshmi as Saraswati Bai, Sri Raghavendra's wife
- K.R.Vijaya as Devi Saraswathy
- Manorama as Saraswathi Bai's friend
- Ambika as Aparajita, Dancer in the court of the Tanjavore King character played by Major Sundarrajan
- Indira Devi
- I S R
- Venniradai Moorthy
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.
The film received tax exemption from Tamil Nadu government thus making it as an eligible film to be watched by everyone.
|2.||"Azhaikiraan Maathavan"||Malaysia Vasudevan, K. J. Yesudas|
|3.||"Kathiravan Ezhunthaan"||Malaysia Vasudevan|
|4.||"Mazhaikku Oru Devaney"||K.J.Yesudas|
|6.||"Raama Naamam"||K.J.Yesudas, Vani Jayaram|
|7.||"Unakkum Enakkum"||Malaysia Vasudevan, S. Janaki|
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