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Thevar Magan (1992)

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The urbane son of a village chieftain struggles between his personal aspirations and those of his family.

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Shaktivelu
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Peria-thevar
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Maya-thevar (as Nazar)
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Shaktivelu's Girlfriend
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Esaki
Madan Bob
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The London-educated Shakti (Kamal Haasan), son of an village chieftain Peria-thevar (Shivaji) returns home after a long stay abroad. Accompanying Shakti is his girlfriend (Gautami), with who he intends to settle in a city and start a business. However, his father hopes he will don the patriarchal mantle, a role Shakti finds alien and distasteful after several years abroad. Then, an accidental conflagration and its consequences turns a new set of responsibilities on Shakti... Good performance by Nasser as the evil cousin. The film was remade as Virasat in Hindi. Written by Joyojeet Pal

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The movie's plot is loosely based on Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather part 1. Sivaji Ganesan played the role of Marlon Brando while Kamal Hassan played the role of Al Pacino. See more »

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Remade as Virasat (1997) See more »

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Sandhu Pottu
Written By "Valli"
Performed by Ilaiyaraja
Singed By S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Kamal Hassan
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Awestuck experience!!!
18 May 2010 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Wow, wow, wow!!!

Such a wonderful movie i would say. Theme, cast and crew at its best. Sivaji Ganesan vs Kamalhaasan Vs Ilaiyaraja vs Bharathan, who will you vote, i have no idea, this is supposed to called as the Show of LEGENDS. Nasser,Revathi, Vadivelu, Gowthami and every others didn't act but lived.The scene between Sivaji and Kamalhaasan is the best ever seen i have seen in my entire life.Dialogues are razor sharp.Some people claim this movie is inspired from Godfather, maybe but it didn't appear like that to me as this film is more concentrated on the traditional way of Devar(a caste in Tamilnadu).Its more like watching a epic.

U want to know the real meaning of a complete classic movie, go for it.

I bet you will like it.

Over all My rating 10/10.


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