Velaikkaran (1987 film)
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||S. P. Muthuraman|
|Produced by||Rajam Balachander|
|Written by||K. Balachander|
V. K. Ramasamy
|Cinematography||T. S. Vinayagam|
|Edited by||R. Vittal|
|Distributed by||Kavithalayaa Productions|
Velaikaran (lit. 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 Bollywood film Namak Halaal The movie was a box office success and was later dubbed in Telugu as Patnam Vachina Monagadu.
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.
- Rajinikanth as Ragupathy
- Sarath Babu as Rajkumar
- Amala as Kowsalya
- K. R. Vijaya as Savithri
- Achamillai Gopi as Kowsalya's blind brother
- Nassar as Poundraj
- R. N. Sudarshan
- V. K. Ramasamy as Valayapathy
- Senthil as Vaiyapuri
- Shihan Hussaini
|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
- "King of remakes". Filmfare. 22 July 2016. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
- "Velaikaran (1987)". Raaga.com. Archived from the original on 16 April 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2013.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
- "Velaikkaran". The Indian Express. 7 March 1987. p. 3.
- "Run-of-the-mill". The Indian Express. 20 March 1987. p. 14.