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Padaiyappa (1999)

The death of Padaiyappa's father destroys his family. But his luck changes, and he is able to lead a prosperous life, until his nemesis plots to ruin his happiness once more.

Director:

K.S. Ravikumar

Writer:

K.S. Ravikumar (story, screenplay, dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shivaji Ganesan ... Padaiyappa's Father
Rajinikanth ... Padaiyappa (as Rajnikanth)
Ramya Krishnan ... Nilambari (as Ramya Krishna)
Soundarya ... Vasundara
Abbas ... Chandru
Lakshmi ... Padaiyappa's Mother (as S.N. Lakshmi)
Manivannan ... Padaiyappa's Uncle
Radha Ravi ... Nilambari's father
Sithara ... Sister of padayappa
Nassar ... Suryaprakash (as Nasser)
Senthil ... Azhagesan
Ramesh Khanna ... Padaiyappa's Friend (as Ramesh Kanna)
Vadivukkarasi ... Vasundhra's mother
Sathyapriya Sathyapriya ... Neelambari's mother
Prakash Raj ... Inspector General of Police
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Storyline

The death of Padaiyappa's father destroys his family. But his luck changes, and he is able to lead a prosperous life, until his nemesis plots to ruin his happiness once more.

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Country:

India

Language:

Tamil

Release Date:

10 April 1999 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Narasimha See more »

Filming Locations:

Mysore, Karnataka, India

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

INR 440,000,000
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This is Rajinikanth's 150th film. See more »

Goofs

When Rajnikanth arrives to settle off Manivannan's loans, the reflection of the camera on the crane can be seen clearly in the reflection of his car. See more »

Quotes

Padaiyappa: Anger is the cause of all miseries, One should know how to control it. Otherwise life would become miserable.
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Connections

Referenced in Vel (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

En Peru Padayappa
Sung by S.P. Balasubrahmanyam
Composed by A.R. Rahman
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The best of Rajini
14 June 2007 | by chakkaravarthy_81See all my reviews

I was utterly disappointed after looking at the rating of the movie - 5 - who are those @#$% who rated this movie. I would give it a straight 10. This was a better movie compared to Chandramukhi (and of course BABA).

Here the director has given Rajini ample scope to perform in all three stages of the hero's life. His style, stunts and comedy in the first half. His responsible side after his dad's demise and as a father of 2 teens in the latter stages of the movie.

Initially it seemed that it was Ramya Krishnan's movie rather than Rajni's, but that was the highlight of the whole movie. You have to create something which is really bad so that our hero can destroy it with his flair.

I am still angry at the ratings for this movie. Hats off to Ravikumar(director) and Rajni and Ramya.


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