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Nayakan (1987)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 31 July 1987 (India)
A common man's struggles against a corrupt police force put him on the wrong side of the law. He becomes a don, who is loved and respected by many, but his growing power and influence exact a heavy toll.

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Cast

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Velu Naicker (Sakthivelu)
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Neela (as Saranya)
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Iyer
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Selva
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Charumati
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Assistant Commissioner (as Nasser)
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Ajit Kelkar
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Surya
M.V. Vasudeva Rao ...
Hussain Bhai
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Storyline

A small boy (Ratnavelu) from Tamilnadu sees his father, a labor leader, killed in cold blood by a policeman. He kills the policeman and runs away to the city of Bombay. From there, the story traces his ascent to become a mafia chief (Velu Naicker). Written by Sathyanarayanan Narayanaswamy <sathya@ntd.comsat.com>

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Crime | Drama

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Trivia

Feroz Khan remade the film in Hindi as Dayavan in 1988. See more »

Quotes

Kid: Are you a good person or a bad person?
Velunayakan: I don't know.
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Connections

Referenced in Dheepan (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Andhi Mazhai Megam
Written by: Pulavar Pulamaipitan
Produced by: Ilaiyaraaja
Performed by: T.L. Maharajan
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One of all time greats
6 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

One of the movies where the star cast have lived the roles not just performed , well supported by Editing, Cinematography and background score . A must see. KamalHasan has given really a masterly performance for which he got the national award rightly.


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