Kuppathu Raja (1979)

 ●  Tamil ● 2 hrs 18 mins

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This evocative social drama delves into concepts of friendship, love, poverty, greed, and the value of money in life, through the life of Jai Kumar (Rajinikanth). He is the slum dweller who lived happily with his sister, Mynah and best friend, Selvam (Vijay Kumar), and has a strong community feeling with all the families living in the slum. When a wealthy landowner, Gokul Das tries to forcibly vacate the slum and bulldoze all their homes to the ground, Jai Kumar challenges to buy the land for Rs. 2 lakhs within a week's time. Will Jai Kumar succeed in collecting this mass amount before the slum is razed to the ground? How will the future unfold for best friends Selvam and Jai Kumar? Can Jai Kumar secure a bright future for his sister, Mynah? Will there be further confrontations with the greedy Gokul Das?

Cast: Manjula Vijayakumar, Panchaksharam Vijayakumar, Rajinikanth

Crew: TR Ramanna (Director), MS Viswanathan (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Drama, Musical

Release Dates: 12 Jan 1979 (India)

Tamil Name: குப்பத்து ராஜா

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Did you know? This film was the remake of the Hindi film Do Yaar (1972), which stars Vinod Khanna, Rekha and Shatrughan Sinha. 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
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Music Director: MS Viswanathan
Lyricist: Kannadasan
Playback Singer: LR Eswari, Manorama, MS Viswanathan
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Music Director: MS Viswanathan
Lyricist: Kannadasan
Playback Singer: Vani Jayaram
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Music Director: MS Viswanathan
Lyricist: Kannadasan
Playback Singer: SP Balasubramaniam, S Janaki
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Music Director: MS Viswanathan
Lyricist: Kannadasan
Playback Singer: Vani Jayaram
Trivia:
This film was the remake of the Hindi film Do Yaar (1972), which stars Vinod Khanna, Rekha and Shatrughan Sinha.
Movie Connection(s):
Remake of: Do Yaar (Hindi)