Padikkadavan (1985 film)


Directed by Rajasekhar
Produced by N. Veeraswamy
V. Ravichandran
Written by Rajasekhar
Story by Kader Khan
Starring Sivaji Ganesan
Music by Ilaiyaraaja
Cinematography V. Ranga
S. V. Srikanth
Edited by R. Vittal
S. B. Mohan
Sri Eswari Productions
Distributed by Sri Eswari Productions
Release dates
11 November 1985
Country India
Language Tamil
Box office 2.96 crore[1]

Padikkadavan (Tamil: படிக்காதவன்; English: Uneducated Man) is a 1985 Tamil film is directed by Rajasekhar. The story is about a man who strives hard to make his younger brother to study. The two brothers are the step-brothers of Sivaji Ganesan. The younger brother of rajinikanth after distressing from rajinikanth finally joins with him. All three of them finally join together after certain conviction regarding a death.The film was produced by noted Kannada actor Ravichandran along with his father Veerasami. The film was a huge blockbuster and had a run for more than 200 days breaking the box office records in many distribution territories for Tamil films. This film is considered as one of the biggest hits for Rajnikanth during the 1980s and increased his fan base among all classes of audience. The movie is remake of Khud-Daar.


Rajasekhar (Sivaji Ganesan) is the loving elder stepbrother of Rajendran (Rajinikanth) and Ramu (Vijaybabu). After his marriage, his wife (Vadivukkarasi) sends his brothers out when he goes to Chennai. Rajendran, the older of the two, toils and becomes a taxi driver to educate and bring up his brother, but his brother strays and gets mixed up with some wrong-doers. He marries a girl Manju (Ramya Krishnan) from a rich family. The girl's uncle (Jaishankar), is a smuggler who sells drugs using his older brother's lorries. Jaishankar later kills his brother and puts the blame on Rajendran. Rajasekhar, the presiding judge, realizes that Rajendran is his long-lost brother and returns as a lawyer to save him.



The music composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[2]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 Jodi Kili S P Balasubrahmanyam, S Janaki Vairamuthu 05:00
2 Oorai Therinchikitten K J Yesudas 04:07
3 Oru Koottu Malaysia Vasudevan 03:45
4 Rajavukku Raja S P Balasubrahmanyam Vaali 04:32
5 Solli Adipenadi Malaysia Vasudevan, S Janaki Gangai Amaran 04:29


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