Padikkadavan (1985 film)
|Story by||Kader Khan|
S. V. Srikanth
S. B. Mohan
Sri Eswari Productions
|Distributed by||Sri Eswari Productions|
|11 November 1985|
|Box office||₹2.96 crore|
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.
- Sivaji Ganesan as Rajasekar
- Rajinikanth as Rajendran "Raja"
- Ramya Krishnan as Manju
- Jaishankar as Manju's uncle
- Poornam Vishwanathan
- Thengai Seenivasan
- Vadivukkarasi as Rajasekhar's wife
- Vijaybabu as Ramu
The music composed by Ilaiyaraaja.
|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|
- "Padikkadavan Songs". raaga. Retrieved 2013-12-21.