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Directed byVikraman
Produced byR. B. Choudary
Written byVikraman
StarringSarath Kumar
Priya Raman
Music byS. A. Rajkumar
CinematographyS. Saravanan
Edited byV. Jaishankar
Release date
27 June 1997
Running time
156 minutes

Suryavamsam (English: The noble lineage) is a 1997 Indian Tamil-language drama film written and directed by Vikraman. The film stars Sarath Kumar in dual lead roles with Devayani and Raadhika in supporting roles. The film's score and soundtrack are composed by S. A. Rajkumar. It was one of the biggest blockbusters of the year 1997.[1] It was subsequently remade into Telugu under the same title starring Daggubati Venkatesh,[2] Surya Vamsha in Kannada starring Vishnuvardhan[3] and Sooryavansham in Hindi starring Amitabh Bachchan.[4]


Sakthivel Gounder (Sarath Kumar) is a rich, influential and one of the most educated men in his district. He has a wife Latha (Raadhika), three sons, and a daughter. Sakthivel hates his youngest son Chinnarasu (Sarath Kumar). Sakthivel's daughter's wedding is fixed, and Nandini (Devayani) is the groom's sister. She meets Chinnarasu during her brother's wedding and wonders why Sakthivel dislikes him. Chinnarasu's sidekick (Manivannan) tells a flashback to Nandini.

Chinnarasu was weak in studies from childhood. He was in love with his relative Gowri (Priya Raman), and elders decide to get them married. However, Gowri is educated, and she attempts suicide, thinking that Chinnarasu is not a perfect match for her as he is uneducated and illiterate. Chinnarasu saves Gowri and cancels the marriage proposal, but blames himself and does not reveal the truth. This angers Sakthivel, thinking that Chinnarasu did not respect his words and stopped talking to him.

Nandini gets impressed understanding Chinnarasu's kind heart and develops an affection towards him. Nandini proposes to Chinnarasu, for which he does not agree. Later, he too understands her true love and accepts. Both get their marriage registered, but Sakthivel gets angry knowing about this and asks the couple to vacate the home. Chinnarasu and Nandini move to a small home on the outskirts, and he secures a job in a bus transport company. With the help of Nandini's uncle (R. Sundarrajan), Chinnarasu purchases a bus and starts a transport company. Over the time, he develops his business and becomes a rich man. Also, Nandini clears civil services and gets posted as the district collector.

Sakthivel gets surprised seeing his son and daughter-in-law's growth in life. Gowri's husband (S. N. Vasanth) suffers losses in his business which is later closed down, and she comes to meet Chinnarasu, requesting him to provide the job of Marketing Manager in his sugar factory, for which he accepts. Sakthivel meets Chinnarasu's son Sakthivel Jr. (Hemalatha) at school and develops a bonding towards him. Chinnarasu gets to know this and feels happy. Sakthivel realizes his mistake of not understanding his son. Meanwhile, Dharmalingam Gounder (Anandaraj) has a rivalry against Sakthivel and plans to kill him and blame Chinnarasu. Dharmalingam adds poison to the sweet given to Sakthivel by Chinnarasu, but Sakthivel is saved, and Dharmalingam gets beaten up by the people. In the end, everyone gets united and lives as a joint family.


  • Sarath Kumar as Sakthivel Gounder & Chinnarasu (dual role)
  • Devayani as Nandhini
  • Raadhika as Latha, Sakthivel's wife
  • Priya Raman as Gowri
  • Manivannan as Rasappa, Chinnarasu's sidekick
  • Anandaraj as Dharamalingam Gounder
  • R. Sundarrajan as Sadhasivam, Nandhini's uncle
  • Jai Ganesh as Ranganathan, Nandhini's father
  • Sathyapriya as Subbulakshmi, Nandhini's mother
  • Nizhalgal Ravi as Thangarasu, Sakthivel's eldest son
  • Hemalatha as Shaktivel Gounder Jr., Chinarasu's son
  • Ajay Ratnam as Rajalingam , Dharamalingam's son
  • Singamuthu as Sundaram,Sakthivel's assistant
  • Ramesh Khanna as Screenplay Director Kathiresan
  • Sindhu as shenbagam,Chinnarasu's sister-in-law
  • S. N. Vasanth as Chandran, Gowri's husband
  • Siva as Sivakumar, Nandhini's elder brother
  • Kumaresan as Marimuthu , Chinnarasu's friend
  • Tharani as Vasantha, Chinnarasu's sister-in-law
  • Lavanya as Swapna, Gowri's sister-in-law
  • Anuja as Bus Conductor Sundari
  • Rajakumaran as Bus passenger (Uncredited)


In 1996 producer R. B. Choudary celebrated a great success of Poove Unakkaga. That time he asked Vikraman to direct once again under his Super Good Film banner. This time Vikraman came with a relationship between elder brother and younger brother. After writing the story, he immediately narrated the story to the producer. He was so inspired by story and he decided to produce the film, but he had put one demand to Vikraman to direct this story with Sarath Kumar and give dual role for the character of Vellaichamy and Muthu like twin brothers but Vikraman didn't accept to make this character with Sarath Kumar because he thought of Janagaraj for Vellaichamy character and Vijay for Muthu character. After many arguments, Vikram decided to make the film with Sarathkumar with a different story and Choudary did not accept this at first but later he was convinced with half heart to accept Suryavamsam.


Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelStar Music
ProducerS. A. Rajkumar

The soundtrack is composed by S. A. Rajkumar. There are a total of six tracks in this film.

Track listing
1."Rosappu Chinna Rosappu (Male) "Ra. RavishankarHariharan4:12
2."Kadhala Kadhala"Pazhani BharathiHariharan, Swarnalatha4:35
3."Chalakku Chalakku"Pazhani BharathiArun Mozhi, Sujatha4:04
4."Rosappuchinna Rosappu (Female)"Ra. RavishankarSujatha3:58
5."Natchathira Jannalil"Mu. MehtaMano, Sunandha4:56
6."Thirunalu Thaerazhaga"KalaikumarS.A. Rajkumar, Sujatha3:21


Suryavamasam (1997)
Suryavamsam (1998)
Sooryavansham (1999)
Surya Vamsha (2000)
Dulha Milal Dildar (2005)
Sarath Kumar Daggubati Venkatesh Amitabh Bachchan Vishnuvardhan Ravi Kishan
Devayani Meena Soundarya Isha Koppikar Nagma
Raadhika Sarathkumar Raadhika Sarathkumar Jayasudha Lakshmi