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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)
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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Country:

India

Language:

Tamil

Release Date:

25 October 1992 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Kshatriya Putrudu See more »

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The name of Kamal Haasan's character in the film is Sakthivelu, the same as his in Nayakan. Both these films were India's official entries to the Oscars for Best Foreign Film in 1987 and 1992 respectively. See more »

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Sandhu Pottu
Written By "Valli"
Performed by Ilaiyaraja
Sung By S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Kamal Hassan
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Devar magan - a tribute to tamil Cinema
14 June 2009 | by elametlySee all my reviews

Devar magan is my all time favourite movie.It brings the two versatile actors of Tamil Cine industry,even Indian Film Industry together to give a movie which depicts the reality of most villages and Devar's religion.The scene between Kamal and Shivaji remains one of the best ever scene in tamil cinema.May be Urban people may find it different, but the peoples from villages, will find at least one character or one event similar to their place or peoples.Though two Gems acting in same movie there is lot of scope for others to act and they all used it well.(Nasser,Gautami,Revathi and even Vadivelu).KamalHaasan-Ilayaraja music combination once rocks for the nth time.

Don't forget to watch it.


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