Namma Annachi (transl. Our brother) is a 1994 Tamil language drama film directed by Dhalapathi, who had previously directed the film Kizhakku Veluthachu (1992). The film features R. Sarathkumar in a triple role, Raadhika, Heera Rajagopal and Rupini in lead roles. The film, produced by K. S. Srinivasan and K. S. Sivaraman, had musical score by Deva and was released on 21 May 1994 to negative reviews.
|Produced by||K. S. Srinivasan|
K. S. Sivaraman
|Written by||Dhalapathi (dialogues)|
|Story by||Vasan Brothers|
|Edited by||G. Jayachandran|
Ayya (R. Sarathkumar) was an honest police officer in a remote village. The villagers respected him for protecting the village against the heartless don Vaiyapuri (Mohan Natarajan). Ayya lived happily with his wife (Rupini) and son Annachi. One day, Vaiyapuri killed Ayya and his wife in front of Annachi. In turn, the young Annachi stabbed Vaiyapuri and fled to the city.
20 years later, Annachi (R. Sarathkumar) did odd jobs for a living and eventually became a brave man who fought against injustice. He was adopted by an old couple (S. S. Chandran and Ganthimathi). Meanwhile, Vaiyapuri controlled the city. Annachi began to work in Vaiyapuri's factory but realized the factory paid the laborers less than expected. Gayathri (Raadhika), a labor officer, came to support the laborers, but Vaiyapuri sent her to jail for prostitution. Later, Annachi and Gayathri got married. During a strike, Annachi saw Vaiyapuri trying to kill the strikers, so Annachi killed him.
20 years later, Annachi becomes a godfather who helped the poor and oppressed, while Annachi's only son Prabhakaran (R. Sarathkumar) becomes a lawyer. Prabhakaran and Priya (Heera Rajagopal) fall in love with each other. Vadivelu (Radha Ravi), who was Vaiyapuri's right-hand, is now a corrupt politician. At the election, all citizens vote for the non-candidate Annachi, thus canceling the election. An angry candidate poisons poor persons during Annachi's fest, and Annachi kills him. His son Prabhakaran witnesses the murder, and the matter is taken up in court by him, and he wants to punish his father. Annachi is later discharged. Soon, Annachi clashes with Vadivelu, and Vadivelu kills his wife Gayathri. What transpires later forms the crux of the story.
- R. Sarathkumar as Ayya, Annachi and Prabhakaran
- Raadhika as Gayathri
- Heera Rajagopal as Priya
- Rupini as Ayya's wife
- Radha Ravi as Vadivelu
- S. S. Chandran as Annachi's adoptive father
- R. Sundarrajan
- Mohan Natarajan as Vaiyapuri
- Vivek as Nallathambi
- Charuhasan as Priya's father
- Ganthimathi as Annachi's adoptive mother
- Mahanadi Shankar as Thangapandi
- Madhan Bob
- Mohan V. Ram
- Master Parthiban
- Manager Cheena
- Rani as item number "Enna Dappu Partyinnu"
|Soundtrack album by|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|1||"Enna Dappa Partyinnu"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra||Kalidasan||5:00|
|2||"Neelagiri Mala Orathila"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra||Vaali||4:55|
|3||"Ooru Sanatha Ootty"||K. J. Yesudas||4:52|
|4||"Vaararu Vaararu Annachi"||Malaysia Vasudevan, K. S. Chithra||Kalidasan||5:08|
|5||"Vaazhkai Oru Porattam"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||Vaali||4:00|
K. Vijiyan of New Straits Times criticized the director Dhalapathi : "his inexperience shows with his matter-of-fact handling of even the most important events and dialogues with poor use of the cameras" and stated : "to do all three roles is just to generate more publicity for Sarath and the movie". The critic advised the film for only ardent R. Sarathkumar's fans. The Indian Express criticised Sarathkumar's performance in the film due to "his difficulty in emoting".
- Vijiyan, K. (25 June 1994). "Triple role just to generate publicity". New Straits Times. p. 24.
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- "MusicIndiaOnline — Namma Annachi(1994) Soundtrack". mio.to. Retrieved 27 December 2013.