Vaettiya Madichu Kattu
|Directed by||K. Bhagyaraj|
|Produced by||Poornima Bhagyaraj|
|Written by||K. Bhagyaraj|
|Cinematography||K. S. Prakash Rao|
|Edited by||R. V. K. Madhavan,|
Saranya Cine Creations
Vaettiya Madichu Kattu (English: Tie the Dhoti) is a 1998 Tamil film written and directed by K. Bhagyaraj. The film stars himself in lead role with his real-life son Shanthanu portraying his son with Nagma and Saikumar playing supporting roles. The film was remade in Hindi as Papa The Great (2000) with Kishan Kumar and in Kannada as Vishalakshammana Ganda (2001) with S. Narayan.
Jaiprakash BE (Bhagyaraj) is a cowardly engineer working with Bharat Shipping Company in Mumbai. He lives with his wife and his son (Shanthanu). One day, he meets a fellow Tamilian (SS Chandran) who is in Mumbai to search for his sister and brother-in-law, who later turn out to be thieves. He gives him shelter for few days in his house. Later, Jaiprakash sees a murder committed by Raaka (Satyaprakash), and testifies against him in the court, after which Raaka challenges to kill him and later escapes from the jail. Meanwhile, Muthupandi (Saikumar) stays in Jai's house pretending to be his and Pooja's uncle in front of either of them. Later it is revealed that Muthupandi was invited to Mumbai by SS Chandran, who wanted to pay for the gratitude Jai had done to him. In a celebration during Holi festival Muthupandi is forced to drink Bhaang by Jai and others. He gets stabbed twice in an attempt to protect Jai from Raaka and kills one of Raaka's men in the process. On persuasion from his wife, Jai decides to leave for Chennai along with his family forever, and arranges to pay for Muthupandi's treatment, leaving SS Chandran to take care of him.
As Jaiprakash is about to leave his colony with his wife and son, Raaka arrives along with his men to kill him. He is accosted by Sonu, Jai's son, who has been perceiving his father as a brave and courageous man all along. Sonu calls Jai to fight Raaka and his men. Jai's wife asks him to run away, but Jai, who feels that his son will be a coward all his life if he runs away, steps forward bravely to face Raaka without fearing for his life. He defeats all of Raaka'a men and breaks both of Raaka's hands in a fight. Muthupandi, who has arrived from the hospital, then wishes Jai good luck for the rest of his life. The film ends with Jai and Sonu hugging each other.
- K. Bhagyaraj as Jaiprakash BE
- Shantanu Bhagyaraj Sonu
- Saikumar as Muthupandi
- Bayilvan Ranganathan
- S. S. Chandran
- Razak Khan
- Junior Balaiah
- Anil Dhawan
- Mahavir Shah
- Andha Neelakuyil- Mano, Swarnalatha
- Kichu Kichu Thambulam - Harini
- Un Peyar - Hariharan, K. S. Chithra
- Vaanuyarntha -Mano, Chithra
- Vaigai Vellam -Malaysia Vasudevan, Krishnaraj
- "Film List Of Director Barathiraja". Lakshman Shruthi. Retrieved 22 December 2011.
- "Bhagyaraj Profile". Jointscene. Archived from the original on 24 December 2011. Retrieved 22 December 2011.
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