Kshatriya Puthrudu (1993)

 ●  Telugu ● 2 hrs 48 mins

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Set against the backdrop of the feudal Madurai district, controlled by big landlords who employ their own gangs and often indulge in expensive feuds with their neighbours. The star explained that this environment was part of his childhood experience. He plays Shaktivelu, the modern son of Peria-thevar (Ganesan), who returns to his ancestral home to introduce his girlfriend (Gauthami) to his family. Unwittingly, he is forced to become involved in the bloody feuds between different members of the clan led by Mayathevar (Nasser), and when his father dies he assumes the godfather’s mantle. The rival family is eventually annihilated in a gory ending. However, how will Shakti's love and personal life pan out?
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Cast: Gouthami Tadimalla, Kamal Haasan, Revathi

Crew: Bharathan (Director), PC Sreeram (Director of Photography), Ilaiyaraaja (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Drama

Release Dates: 11 Feb 1993 (India)

Telugu Name: క్షత్రియ పుత్రుడు

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Did you know? The Tamil megastar Kamal Haasan, not only played the male lead in this movie, he also produced and wrote this Godfather-type hit; described by the star as ‘a Sicilian drama’, Read More
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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Telugu
Spoken Languages:
Tamil
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Color
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
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Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Vennelakanti
Playback Singer: Swarnalatha Cherukutty
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Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Vennelakanti
Playback Singer: Mano, Madhavapeddi Ramesh
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Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Vennelakanti
Playback Singer: S Janaki
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Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Vennelakanti
Playback Singer: S Janaki
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Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Vennelakanti
Playback Singer: SP Balasubramaniam, S Janaki
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Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Vennelakanti
Playback Singer: SP Balasubramaniam
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Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Vennelakanti
Playback Singer: SP Balasubramaniam
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Trivia:
This movie was screened at the Toronto Film Festival in 1994.

The film won five National Film Awards, including the Best Tamil Film Award, Best Supporting Actress Award (Revathi), and a Special Jury Award (Sivaji Ganesan).

This movie was dubbed into Telugu under the title "Kshatriya Putrudu", in which S. P. Balasubrahmanyam provided dubbing for Kamal Hassan, Kongara Jaggayya provided voice for Sivaji Ganesan.

It was later remade into the Hindi film "Virasat" (1997) by Priyadarshan, and in Kannada as "Thandege Thakka Maga" (2006) by S Mahendar.

The Tamil megastar Kamal Haasan, not only played the male lead in this movie, he also produced and wrote this Godfather-type hit; described by the star as ‘a Sicilian drama’,

The name of Kamal Haasan's character in the film is Sakthivelu, the same as his in "Nayakan". Both these films were India's official entries to the Oscars for Best Foreign Film in 1987 and 1992 respectively.
Movie Connection(s):
Dubbed from: Thevar Magan (Tamil)