Velaikkaran (1987 film)
|Directed by||S. P. Muthuraman|
|Screenplay by||K. Balachander|
|Based on||Namak Halaal|
|Produced by||Rajam Balachander|
|Cinematography||T. S. Vinayagam|
|Edited by||R. Vittal|
Velaikkaran (transl. Manservant) is a 1987 Indian Tamil-language action comedy film directed by S. P. Muthuraman, starring Rajinikanth, Sarath Babu, Amala and Pallavi. It is a remake of the 1982 Hindi film Namak Halaal. The film was released on 7 March 1987 and became a box office success.
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Ragupathy was brought up by his paternal grandfather, Valayapathy. He decides to go to the city in search of a new job and life. In the city he meets Vaiyapuri, who guides him into an interview in a 5-star hotel owned by Rajkumar. While in the hotel, Ragupathy meets Kowsalya and falls in love with her, and Rajkumar falls in love with Nisha. During this time, many attempts are made to kill Rajkumar by his uncle and son Pounraj. The blame for this murder attaches to Rajkumar's mother Savithri, who is actually Ragupathy's mother. Realising all this, Ragupathy takes an oath that he will not let harm come to Rajkumar.
- Rajinikanth as Ragupathy
- Sarath Babu as Rajkumar
- Pallavi as Nisha
- Amala as Kowsalya
- K. R. Vijaya as Savithri
- Achamillai Gopi as Kowsalya's blind brother
- Nassar as Pounraj
- R. N. Sudarshan
- V. K. Ramasamy as Valayapathy
- Senthil as Vaiyapuri
- Shihan Hussaini
- A. Sakunthala
- Bayilvan Ranganathan
- Pyramid Natarajan
|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|
|6||"Thotathile Paathi"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Saibaba||04:34|
Release and reception
Velaikkaran was released on 7 March 1987. The Indian Express called it "pretty run of the mill stuff". The film became a box office success. For his performance, Rajinikanth won the Sunflash Award for Best Actor.
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