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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:

Sigitham Srinivasa Rao (as Singeetham Srinivasa Rao)

Writers:

Panchu Arunachalam (story), Kamal Haasan (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kamal Haasan ... Sethupathy / Appu / Raja
Nagesh ... Dharmadas
Srividya ... Appu and Raja's Mom
Gautami ... Raja's Girlfriend
Roobini Roobini ... Ringmaster's Daughter (as Rupini)
Mouli ... Ringmaster
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Delhi Ganesh ... Francis Ambarasu (Francis Amberson in Hindi)
Janagaraj ... Police Inspector
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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Storyline

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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Country:

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Language:

Tamil | Telugu | Hindi

Release Date:

14 April 1989 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Apoorva Sahodarulu See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,484,000, 30 July 1989
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Raja Naam Mera
Performed by: Kamal Haasan
Lyrics by: Prem Dhawan
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Was a Phenomenon when released....It still is ....
27 April 2007 | by ramsri81See all my reviews

For starters the hype was always there when Kamal makes a new movie and one where one of the lead actor is dwarf tops it. When it got released it was a trend setter for how movies should be made by actors who know how to relive a role. Well the whole plot and story might be a fiction but Kamal's acting as a serious dwarf working in a circus and happy go lucky automobile mechanic is pretty brilliant. Was one of the best movies in my list for close to year or more. Music which could be catchy even today. Had the VHS tape for a long time before lost it completely would love to have it on a DVD for a collectors copy. Not seen many Indian movies for some time now but if there is any movie with little bit of Kamal in it you can bet your bottom dollar I would give it a try. 10/10 for just the inventive plot and keeping the secret of creating the DWARF till date.


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