Velaikaran (1987)

 ●  Tamil ● 2 hrs 25 mins

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Laden with laughs, this upbeat romantic comedy revolves around the adventures of young Ragupathy, who is brought up by his paternal grandfather Valayapathy. Under the guidance of his grandfather, he goes to the city in search of a new job and life. While in the city he meets Senthil, who guides him into an interview in a 5-star hotel owned by Rajkumar. While employed in the hotel, Ragupathy meets Kowsalya and falls in love with her. During this time, there are numerous threats on Rajkumar's life and it falls upon Ragupathy to investigate into these murderous plots and find the culprits. Who is trying to kill Rajkumar and why? What is the connection between Rajkumar and Ragupathy?

Cast: Amala Akkineni, Rajinikanth

Crew: SP Muthuraman (Director), TS Vinayagam (Director of Photography), Ilaiyaraaja (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Action, Comedy, Drama

Release Dates: 07 Mar 1987 (India)

Tamil Name: வேலைக்காரன்

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Did you know? In this movie Rajinikanth remodified his popular hair style, which he maintained till 1996. Read More
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as Kowsalya
as Ragupathy
as Savithri
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Supporting Actress
as Rajkumar
Supporting Actor
as Valayapathy

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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Tamil
Colour Info:
Color
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
01 
04:28
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Muhammed Metha
Composer: Ilaiyaraaja
Playback Singer: BS Sasirekha
02 
04:36
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Muhammed Metha
Composer: Ilaiyaraaja
Playback Singer: Malaysia Vasudevan
03 
04:34
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Muhammed Metha
Composer: Ilaiyaraaja
Playback Singer: Malaysia Vasudevan
04 
05:53
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Muhammed Metha
Composer: Ilaiyaraaja
Playback Singer: KS Chithra, Mano
05 
04:24
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Muhammed Metha
Composer: Ilaiyaraaja
Playback Singer: Mano
06 
04:34
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Muhammed Metha
Composer: Ilaiyaraaja
Playback Singer: SP Balasubramaniam, Sai Baba
Trivia:
This film is the remake of the Bollywood film Namak Halaal (1982), starring Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Smita Patil and Parveen Babi in the lead.

In this movie Rajinikanth remodified his popular hair style, which he maintained till 1996.

The popular dialogue "I can talk English, I can walk English..." earlier said by Amitabh Bachchan in "Namak Halaal" was also used in this film.
Movie Connection(s):
Remake of: Namak Halal (Hindi)