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1977 is a Tamil-language action film directed by G.N.Dinesh Kumar.It stars R. Sarathkumar and Farzana in lead roles.[1]

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Directed byG.N.Dhinesh Kumar
Produced byR. Sarathkumar
Written byG.N.Dhinesh Kumar
StarringR. Sarathkumar
Radha Ravi
Music byVidhyasagar
CinematographyK. Boopathy
Edited byAnthony
Distributed bySupreme film works
Release date
  • 6 March 2009 (2009-03-06)

The film was later dubbed into Hindi as 1977: The History Re-Written in 2010.


The film begins at a fishing hamlet in Tamil Nadu where an elderly Rajashekar (elder Sarath Kumar) is worshipped as "God Father" by many. His amiable ways of living won him many friends. His son Vetrivel (younger Sarath Kumar) is an acclaimed scientist. He is received with gusto by the whole village after he returns winning awards from Central government. Unfortunately, a glance at a vernacular on a news report on Malaysia shocks Rajashekar, who immediately develops cardiac arrest and dies. Vetrivel comes to know about the incident and decides to unravel the mystery behind the death. He sets off to Malaysia. Vetrivel gets acquainted with a local reporter Inba (Farzana), who falls for him. With her help, he finds out a disturbing truth about his father’s life. Rajashekar is former police officer in Malaysia who falls to the conspiracy of a baddie and is arrested for no fault of his. Rajashekar eventually pays the price for being honest by losing his family and settles down in Tamil Nadu with his young son.

In his quest to prove that his father is innocent, Vetrivel re-opens the case and gets the help of Chandhini (Namitha) a lawyer who is the daughter of erstwhile public prosecutor, Gaandivan, who argued against Rajashekar 30 years ago. He also finds his mother (Jayasudha) in the process. The rest of the movie is all but how Vetrivel rewrites history, proves that his father is innocent, and avenges the bad elements. The climax is a usual replica of a typical Tamil film climax.



The film received mixed to negative reviews from critics. Tamilwire stated Walk into the movie with no expectations for a different script or story. But enjoy the simple and effective pace and manner of the movie. It’s an entertainer all that way.[2] Behindwoods rated 1 out of 5 and stated lackluster show.[3] Thiraipadam rated 71% and stated Sarathkumar donning the roles of both the saintly father and the more action-oriented son is a familiar sight for us Tamil cinema viewers. While the earlier films focused on the relationship between father and son in a small-scale setting, 1977 is more ambitious, spanning multiple countries and generations. But that increased ambition only leads to more amateurishness in the film, which makes all those Vijayakanth films look like spectacular and racy action adventures by comparison.[4]

Box officeEdit

The film though had a fantastic exit review opened poor response at the box office owing to the Hero's political debacle at the time of release and struggled to recover its high production budget in tamilnadu but racked big money in its Telugu dubbed version which compensated the loss in tamilnadu...


Soundtrack album by
Released6 March 2009
RecordedVarsha Vallaki Studios
GenreFeature Film Soundtrack
LabelTimes Music
Vidyasagar chronology
Sasirekha Parinayam

The music was composed by Vidyasagar. Lyrics written by P. Vijay and Na. Muthukumar

Tracklist [5]

1.Arabi Kadal - Sunitha Sarathy

2.Hawai Theevil - KK, Sowmya Raoh

3.Ore Oru - Krithika, Vijay Yesudas

4.Vangha Kadal - Shankar Mahadevan

5.Yenathu Uyire - Madhu Balakrishnan, Sadhana Sargam