Rajadhi Raja (1989 film)

Rajadhi Raj

Directed by R. Sundarrajan
Produced by R. D. Bhaskar
Written by Panchu Arunachalam
Screenplay by Panchu Arunachalam
Story by R. Sundarrajan
Starring Rajinikanth
Radha Ravi
Music by Ilaiyaraaja
Cinematography Rajarajan
Edited by B. Lenin
V. T. Vijayan
Pavalar Creations
Distributed by Pavalar Creations
Release dates
  • 4 March 1989 (1989-03-04)
Country India
Language Tamil

Rajadhi Raja is a Tamil film action comedy film directed by R. Sundarrajan and written by Panchu Arunachalam. The movie was released on 4 March 1989, with music by Ilaiyaraaja. Rajinikanth played a double role in the movie. The film was successful in the box office and re-established Rajinikanth as a leader of Kollywood box office.[1]


A rich estate owner is killed by his second wife and her brother Aadimoolam (Radharavi). The estate owner's son Raja (Rajinikanth) returns from USA and learns of this. In order to bring the culprits to book, he makes his friend Sethupati (Janakraj), a rickshaw puller, act as Raja. But soon, Aadimoolam learns of this and kills Sethu and frames Raja as the killer. Raja is sentenced to death. In between this Raja loves Senkamalam (Radha),sister of an employee in his estate. in the same village where Raja lives, there exists his lookalike, Chinnaraasu (Rajinikanth again), whose aim in life is to wed his sweetheart Lakshmi (Nadia). Raja escapes from jail and meets Chinnaraasu and makes Chinnaraasu take his place in jail. After many a twist and turns, Raja brings the culprits to book. At the end Raja marries Senkamalam and Chinnarasu marries Lakshimi.


Initially Revathi and Rubini were reported to play the two female characters in the movie. Due to date clashes, Revathi's role was offered to Radha and Rubini's role to Nadiya. This was the last film for Radha to act with Rajinikanth and last movie for Nadhiya.[2] The film ran 150 days in most theatres.



The music composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[3]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)Picturised with
1 Malayala Karayoram Mano Vaali 04:42 Rajini
2 Enkitta Modhadhe Mano, K. S. Chithra Ponnadiyan 04:51 Rajini,Nadiya
3 Vaa Vaa Manjal Mano, S. P. Sailaja Ilaiyaraaja 04:34 Rajini,Radha
4 Maama Un Ponna Kodu S. P. Balasubrahmanyam Gangai Amaran 04:25 Rajini,Nadiya
5 Meenamma Meenamma Mano, K. S. Chithra Piraisoodan 04:38 Rajini,Radha


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