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Apoorva Sagodharargal (1989)

Two brothers separated at birth meet as adults and settle old scores with the killers of their father.

Director:

Singeetam Srinivasa Rao (as Singeetham Srinivasa Rao)

Writers:

Panchu Arunachalam (story), Kamal Haasan (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Kamal Haasan ... Sethupathy / Appu / Raja
Nagesh ... Dharmadas
Srividya ... Appu and Raja's Mom
Gautami ... Raja's Girlfriend
Roobini ... Ringmaster's Daughter (as Rupini)
Mouli ... Ringmaster
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Delhi Ganesh ... Francis Ambarasu (Francis Amberson in Hindi)
Janakaraj ... Police Inspector (as Janagaraj)
Kavithalaya Krishnan ... Lorry Driver
Aachi Manorama ... Muniyamma (as Manorama)
Mayilsamy ... Mayilsamy
Crazy Mohan ... Sait
Nassar ... Sadashivam
Jai Sankar Jai Sankar ... Sathyamurthy
R.S. Shivaji ... Constable Sambandham
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Appu and Raja are twin brothers who were separated soon after their birth. Years later Appu, a dwarf, has become a circus clown and is loved by everyone while Raja is a car mechanic. When Appu's love is rejected as he is a dwarf he tries to commit suicide. His mother comforts him and reveals to him that while she was pregnant with her twins their father Sethupathy was killed by four criminals Francis, Dharmaraj, Nallasivam and Satyamoorthy and also poisoned her which is the reason he turned a dwarf. Appu now decides to take revenge against the criminals but his lost twin brother Raja is framed for his crimes by mistake. Written by alex.mjacko@gmail.com

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Trivia

A pair of special shoes was prepared to be attached to the folded knees of the actor for the straight angle shots. The legs had been taken care of and the mannerism adopted by Kamal Haasan by holding his arms in a particular way jelled with his "dwarf" legs. For the side angle shots, a trench was dug up just to cover up the actor's legs from the feet to knees, with special shoes attached at the knee level. See more »

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Soundtracks

Tune Saathi Paya Apna
Performed by: S.P. Balasubrahmanyam
Lyrics by: Prem Dhawan
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Kamal Kamal and Kamal
19 July 2008 | by harishprakashhpSee all my reviews

I don't remember watching it when I was young, but having watched it recently I probably can't describe in mere words how much I enjoyed it.

I am a great Kamal Fan. And every time he cries on screen he sure brings a drop from my eyes too. Especially in Apoorva Sahodarargal as Appu. The pain he suffers being a dwarf was touching. Especially in the Register office scene where he gets to know he isn't the bridegroom. He made the anguish look so real. This movie is still a mystery since know one knows how Kamal remained short and bent his knees ! The songs and Music are a sensation. Illayaraj is a pure genius.

Monorama's "Aiyo Aiyayoooo..." is hilarious. The dialogues from Crazy Mohan were as Crazy as ever.

Janakaraj and R.S. Sivaji combo is still remembered with the latter's lavish praise on the former. Nagesh deserves a note worthy mention.

Its a classic entertaining Kamal movie fare from the stables of Raj Kamal Internationals.


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Country:

India

Language:

Tamil

Release Date:

14 April 1989 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Apoorva Sahodarulu See more »

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$5,484,000
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2.35 : 1
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