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Thevar Magan (1992)

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

Director:

Bharathan

Writer:

Kamal Haasan
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kamal Haasan ... Shaktivelu
Shivaji Ganesan ... Peria-thevar
Nassar ... Maya-thevar (as Nazar)
Revathi ... (as Revathy)
Gautami ... Shaktivelu's Girlfriend
Vadivelu ... Esaki
Thalaivasal Vijay
Madhan Bob Madhan Bob ... (as Madan Bob)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sennalkudi Lakshmi Sennalkudi Lakshmi ... Wife of Chenna Thevar; mother of Mayan
Sangili Murugan ... Kanakku
Kalapart Natarajan Kalapart Natarajan ... Parimasivam the father of Panchavarnam (Revathy)
Kaka Radhakrishnan Kaka Radhakrishnan ... Chinna-thevar
Neelima Rani
Renuka

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Storyline

Set against the backdrop of the feudal Madurai district, controlled by big landlords who employ their own gangs and often indulge in expensive feuds with their neighbours. The star explained that this environment was part of his childhood experience. He plays Shaktivelu, the modern son of Peria-thevar (Ganesan), who returns to his ancestral home to introduce his girlfriend (Gauthami) to his family. Unwittingly, he is forced to become involved in the bloody feuds between different members of the clan led by Mayathevar (Nasser), and when his father dies he assumes the godfather's mantle. The rival family is eventually annihilated in a gory ending. However, how will Shakti's love and personal life pan out? Written by Santhosh

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Drama

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Trivia

Was remade in Hindi as Virasat by Priyadarshan starring Anil Kapoor in Kamal Hassan role. See more »

Connections

Remade as Virasat (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Sandhu Pottu
Written By "Valli"
Performed by Ilaiyaraaja
Sung by S.P. Balasubrahmanyam and Kamal Haasan
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The Best among all Classics...
26 June 2010 | by therealbosssSee all my reviews

The Movie won the all time best Tamil film award in the Vijay awards ceremony(2007), which analyzed the complete list of Tamil movies from the early 1940's. Need i say more?. Its the best movie there is in Tamil cinema even today. The movie is aptly paced and portrays the courage and pride of the Thevar community as realistic as possible. The performance of all the actors are outstanding, especially Kamal Hassan and Nasser in the climax. The duo even outperform the veteran Sivaji Ganeshan, considered to be the greatest Tamil actor of all time, with their stunning acting. Hats off to Kamal and the director for taking Tamil cinema to new unknown heights.


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Country:

India

Language:

Tamil

Release Date:

25 October 1992 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Kshatriya Putrudu See more »

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