|Directed by||N. Maharajan|
|Produced by||L. K. Sudhish|
|Written by||N Maharajan|
|Edited by||B. S. Vasu|
Captain Cine Creations
|Distributed by||Captain Cine Creations|
Vallarasu is a 2000 Tamil action film directed by N. Maharajan in his film debut. The film stars Vijayakanth and Devayani in the lead roles. Director P. Vasu made his debut as actor in a negative role. The music is by Deva. It was released on 14 April to positive reviews and became a Blockbuster. It was later dubbed in Telugu as Commissioner Narasimha Naidu. The movie was remade in Hindi as Indian (2001), also directed by Maharajan.
Vallarasu (Vijayakanth) is the honest Deputy Commissioner of Police who has arrested Wasim Khan (Mukesh Rishi), a terrorist from Pakistan. His wife is Anjali (Devayani), and they both have two children. Vallarasu kills his senior police officer and father-in-law (Raghuvaran) because he knows that the latter is working with terrorists. Anjali leaves Vallarasu after she comes to know that he had killed her father. Vallarasu takes the help of youths (including Darshan) who are disillusioned by their inability to join the police force to fight violence. Vallarasu fights R. Kandasamy (P. Vasu), a rich man who is behind the attempts to destabilize the country. With the help of Seshadri (Karan), a software engineer, Vallarasu succeeds in killing Kandasamy's son. In retaliation, Kandaswamy attacks Raheem (Sriman) and Seshadri, who both die. In the climax, Anjali unites with Vallarasu after knowing the truth. Vallarasu also kills both Kandasamy and Wasim Khan.
- Vijayakanth as DCP Vallarasu
- Devayani as Anjali
- Raghuvaran as Police Officer, Anjali's father
- Livingston as Chidambaram Pillai
- Mukesh Rishi as Wasim Khan
- P. Vasu as R. Kandasamy
- Karan as Seshadri
- Sriman as Raheem, Vallarasu's henchman
- Ambika as Anjali's mother
- Mansoor Ali Khan as Politician
- Ponnambalam as Manikkam
- Peeli Sivam as Police Commissioner
- Thalaivasal Vijay as Terrorist
- Kazan Khan as Terrorist
- Richard Raj as Kandasamy's son
- R. Sundarrajan
- S. S. Rajendran
- Darshan as Vallarasu's henchman
- Vadivelu in a guest appearance
One scene was of Vijayakanth and Devayani at a jewellery shop in T.Nagar in Chennai. The song was filmed near Pollachi and 100 dancers joined the lead pair. Choreography was by dance master Haridas. A lavish set was erected at A.V.M. Studios where a stunt scene was filmed between Vijayakant and Richard. Some stunt scenes were filmed between Vijayakant and Richard. Some stunt artists who portrayed Richard's henchmen also participated in the shot. Apart from Chennai, shooting locations were at New Delhi and Kulu Manali. Bollywood villain Mukesh Rishi made his debut in Tamil cinema with this film. Director P. Vasu made his debut as an actor with this film.
|Adyar Beach Oram||Deva, Kalidasan|
|Aruppukottai Akka||Hariharan, Sujatha|
|Chekka Chekka Sevantha||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki|
|Hello Mister Naidu||Anuradha Sriram, Mano|
|Nenje Nenje||Shankar Mahadevan|
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