Dharma Dorai (1991)

 ●  Tamil ● 2 hrs 43 mins

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This evocative tale is the story of family and love, betrayal and sacrifice that is vividly depicted through the trials and triumphs in the life of Dharmadorai, and innocent, simple, hard-working young man. Brought up in a rural farming community and uneducated, he ensures that his two younger brothers Rajadorai and Ramadorai, are sent to the city for higher education. While Dharmadorai takes heavy loans and makes many sacrifices for the welfare of his younger brothers, they are of an evil mindset. Due to their misdeeds, they keep getting into trouble and take advantage of their elder brother's innocence and helpful nature to entrap him into taking the blame for their crimes. Dharmadorai keeps cleaning up their disasters until he finds himself imprisoned on false charges with his family left in destitution. How will Dharmadorai and his family bring themselves out of their tragic condition? Will his brothers ever reform and regret their crimes? Will Dharmadorai take revenge on his brothers for destroying his life or will he forgive them once more?
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Cast: Gouthami Tadimalla, Rajinikanth

Crew: Rajasekhar Ramanathan (Director), V Ranga (Director of Photography), Ilaiyaraaja (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Action, Family

Release Dates: 14 Jan 1991 (India)

Tamil Name: தர்மதுரை

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Did you know? This film was dubbed into Telugu as 'Khaidi Annayya'. Read More
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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Tamil
Colour Info:
Color
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Tracklist
01 
05:41
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Gangai Amaran
Composer: Ilaiyaraaja
Playback Singer: SP Balasubramaniam
02 
04:57
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Composer: Ilaiyaraaja
Playback Singer: KJ Yesudas
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04:56
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Composer: Ilaiyaraaja
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04:45
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Composer: Ilaiyaraaja
Playback Singer: Mano, S Janaki
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05:24
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Composer: Ilaiyaraaja
Playback Singer: SP Balasubramaniam, S Janaki
Trivia:
This film is a remake of the Kannada film Deva (1989), with Vishnuvardhan in the lead role.

The storyline of this movie is similar to other films that Rajinikanth has acted in, like 'Aarilirunthu Arubathu Varai' and 'Padikkadavan'.

This movie was the last film of Director Rajasekhar, who died in the year of release. He directed 'Mappillai', 'Maaveeran', 'Thambikku Entha Ooru' with Rajini, 'Vikram' with Kamal Haasan and 'Punnami Naagu' with Chiranjeevi.

The film was later remade in Hindi as 'Tyaagi' with Rajinikanth enacting the same role and Jayaprada as the female lead.

It was a block-buster movie and completed a 175 day run at the box office.

This film was dubbed into Telugu as 'Khaidi Annayya'.
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Remade as: Tyaagi (Hindi)