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Amaran is a 1992 Tamil action gangster film directed and produced by K. Rajeshwar. The film features Karthik and Bhanupriya in the lead roles, with Radha Ravi, Prathap K. Pothan and Shammi Kapoor playing supporting roles. The film had musical score by Adithyan and was released on 15 January 1992. Actor Karthik became a playback singer for the first time in this film. The film was one of the first in Tamil cinema shot in the expensive 70 mm film format. The film had scenes inspired from the American film The Godfather (1972).

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Directed byK. Rajeshwar
Produced byK.Rajeshwar
Written byK.Rajeshwar
Music byAdithyan
CinematographyP. C. Sreeram
Edited byRaghu
Annalakshmi Films
Release date
  • 15 January 1992 (1992-01-15)
Running time
150 minutes


An orphaned kid (Karthik) helps Govindan (Vijayakumar) escape from a bunch of gangsters. The kid is named Amaran ('The immortal') by the grateful Govindan and is brought up by him. After Govindan's demise, his wife (Manjula Vijayakumar) raises Amaran who grows up to become a kind-hearted slum lord. One day, Amaran encounters a strange man, Raja Varma (Prathap K. Pothan) who repeatedly persuades him to take on a heartless don named Aandava Perumal (Radha Ravi), who has a violent and brutal past. Amaran keeps ignoring Raja Varma but after Raja Varma is murdered by Perumal's goons, he learns that Aandava Perumal had also destroyed his own family when he was a child. Amaran gives refuge to Raja Varma's daughter Sivagaami (Bhanupriya) and they fall in love with each other. Amaran soon starts sparring with Perumal with deadly consequences to Amaran's adopted family. Sivagaami and a grievously injured Amaran escape to Goa, where they are taken care of by an underworld don Menon (Shammi Kapoor). Amaran continues to work for him for a while and gets married to Sivagaami. After a few years, he returns to Tamil Nadu to take on his sworn enemy and a bloody conflict ensues. During this conflict, Amaran's son gets killed and the film ends with Amaran killing Aandava Perumal while saying, "this wouldn't have happened if you had not killed my son".



Amaran marked Shammi Kapoor's Tamil debut.[1]


Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelKalyani Cassettes

The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Adithyan. The soundtrack, released in 1992, features 8 tracks with lyrics written by Piraisoodan and Vairamuthu.[2]

Track Song Singer(s) Duration
1 "Vethala Potta" Karthik 4:33
2 "Tring Tring" Srividya 4:13
3 "Chandirane Suriyane" - Viswa Guru K. J. Yesudas 4:40
4 "Vasanthame Arugil Vaa" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 4:47
5 "Musthafa Musthafa" - Viswa Guru Karthik 4:41
6 "Chandirane Suriyane" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 5:40
7 "Paanja Janiyam Oothiduvaen" T.M.Sountherrajan 3:38
8 "Abhyam Krishna Naragaasuran" Sirkazhi Sivachidambaram, TK Kala 2:51


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  2. ^ "Amaran Songs". Retrieved 7 January 2012.