Nallavan (1988 film)

Nallavan (English: Good Person) is a 1988 Tamil drama film, directed by S. P. Muthuraman and produced by S. Thanu, starring Vijayakanth, Raadhika and M. N. Nambiar in lead roles.[1] The film was released to positive reviews and was a success at the box office.[2]

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Directed byS. P. Muthuraman
Produced byS. Thanu
Written byS. Thanu
M. N. Nambiar
Vani Viswanath
S. S. Chandran
Music byChandrabose
CinematographyT. S. Vinayagam
Edited byR. Vittal
C. Lancy
Release date
  • 15 August 1988 (1988-08-15)
Running time
140 minutes
BudgetRs 1.2 Crores


Guru and Raja are twin brothers. Guru is set to marry a collector. On the day of the marriage, Raja is kidnapped and shown a photo where he is stabbing a girl. Raja realises it is Guru in the photo. What transpires later forms the crux of the story.



The stunt scenes and a song was picturised and shot at Kashmir. Muthuraman revealed that crew faced tough time to shoot at the 600 feet hills for a song sequence.[3]


The music was composed by Chandrabose.[4]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 "Aaraaro Naan" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Vanitha S. Thanu 04:32
2 "Mellam Kotti" Malaysia Vasudevan, K. S. Chithra 04:31
3 "Ullathil Ondru" S. P. Sailaja 04:34
4 "Vaanam Boomi" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 06:10
5 "Vaanmegam" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra 04:37
6 "Vetrimala Vetridhan" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 04:32


The Indian Express wrote "The script is full of holes [..] Thanu, the producer of the film is credited with the script too. He has only himself to blame. S. P. Muthuraman directs the film as best as he can within the limitations of the canvass".[5]


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  4. ^ "Nallavan Songs". raaga. Retrieved 8 January 2013.
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