Velaikkaran (1987 film)

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Velaikaran poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byS. P. Muthuraman
Produced byRajam Balachander
Pushpa Kandaswamy
Written byK. Balachander
Sarath Babu
Music byIlaiyaraaja
CinematographyT. S. Vinayagam
Edited byR. Vittal
C. Lancy
Release date
  • 7 March 1987 (1987-03-07)

Velaikaran (transl. Man servant) is a 1987 Indian Tamil-language action comedy film directed by S. P. Muthuraman, starring Rajinikanth, Sarath Babu and Amala. This film is a remake of the 1982 Hindi film Namak Halaal.[1] The film was released on 7 March 1987 and became a box office success. This is one other kollywood movie shot in Kashmir. One Song and fight scene from the movie has been shot in Kashmir.


Ragupathy (Rajinikanth) was brought up by his paternal grandfather, Valayapathy (V.K.Ramasamy). He decided to go to the city in search of a new job and life. In the city he meets Senthil, who guides him into an interview in a 5-star hotel owned by Rajkumar (Sarath Babu). While in the hotel, Ragupathy meets Kowsalya, (Amala) and falls in love with her. During this time, many attempts are made to kill Rajkumar by his uncle and son Nassar. The blame for this murder attaches to Rajkumar's mother (K. R. Vijaya), who is actually Ragupathy's mother. Realizing all this, Ragupathy takes an oath that he will not let harm come to Rajkumar.



The soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[2] The song "Vaa Vaa Kanna" is set in Hamsadhvani raga.[3]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 "Enakku Thaa Un Uyirai" B. S. Sasirekha Mu. Metha 04:28
2 "Maamanukku Mayilapoorethaan" Malaysia Vasudevan 04:36
3 "Pethu Eduthavathaan" Malaysia Vasudevan 04:34
4 "Va Va Va Kanna" Mano, K. S. Chithra 05:53
5 "Velai Ilathavan" Mano 04:24
6 "Thotathile Paathi" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Saibaba 04:34

Release and reception[edit]

Velaikkaran was released on 7 March 1987.[4] The Indian Express called it "pretty run of the mill stuff".[5] The film became a box office success.[6] For his performance, Rajinikanth won the Sunflash Award for Best Actor.[7]


  1. ^ "King of remakes". Filmfare. 22 July 2016. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Velaikaran (1987)". Archived from the original on 16 April 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2013.
  3. ^ "ராகயாத்திரை 13: 'தேர் கொண்டு சென்றவன் யாரென்று சொல்லடி'". The Hindu Tamil. 13 July 2018. Archived from the original on 29 July 2019. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Velaikkaran". The Indian Express. 7 March 1987. p. 3.
  5. ^ "Run-of-the-mill". The Indian Express. 20 March 1987. p. 14.
  6. ^ Ramachandran 2014, p. 112.
  7. ^ Ramachandran 2014, p. 268.


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