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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.

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(as Singeetham Srinivasa Rao)

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Cast

Credited cast:
... Sethupathy / Appu / Raja
... Dharmadas
... Appu and Raja's Mom
... Raja's Girlfriend
Roobini ... Ringmaster's Daughter (as Rupini)
... Ringmaster
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Francis Ambarasu (Francis Amberson in Hindi)
... Police Inspector
Kavithalaya Krishnan ... Lorry Driver
... Muniyamma (as Manorama)
... Sait
... Sadashivam
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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14 April 1989 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Apoorva Sahodarulu  »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,484,000, 30 July 1989
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A Scientist from Bangalore was invited and he came up with a whole lot of sketches he had worked out on how the dwarf would be created.He spent a year researching his role, spending Rs 2 Lakh in the process. He even went to Hollywood scouting for special effects but opted out as there was little expertise or footage available as even Hollywood had not had much success with the dwarf. He consulted electronic engineers to make possible gadgets and in desperation talked to a magician. See more »

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Vaazhvaikkum
Performed by: Balasubramaniam S.P. & S. Janaki
Lyrics: Vaali
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Great Film Making!
22 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

I saw this film first when I was a kid, Recently I saw it again, I had thought that it wont live up to the expectations from when i last saw it. i was wrong, the film is still top notch, the music is great, the editing is spot on, the songs hummable, and the action funny yet believable. Everything in this film is done properly, unlike some of the other films of that era, you feel the pain of appu, it was just great, not to mention it reminded me of my childhood! Most such films use little or no intelligence, surprisingly this film is very clever, the theme of revenge is central to the plot, but the comedy elements are present and fun to laugh at without becoming toilet humor. See this movie if you liked it initially, because it is still as good as it was back then!


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