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Rajadurai (Tamil: ராஜதுரை) is a 1993 Tamil action drama film, directed by S. A. Chandrasekhar and produced by A. S. Ibrahim Ravuthar. The film stars Vijayakanth, Jayasudha, Sivaranjani and R. Sundarrajan in lead roles. The film had musical score by Deva.[1][2] It was a failure at the box office.

Rajadurai
Directed byS. A. Chandrasekhar
Produced byA. S. Ibrahim Ravuthar
Written byS. A. Chandrasekhar (dialogues)
Screenplay byS. A. Chandrasekhar
Story byShoba Chandrasekhar
StarringVijayakanth
Jayasudha
Sivaranjani
R. Sundarrajan
Music byDeva
CinematographyRajarajan
Edited byGoutham Raj
Production
company
Ravuthar Films
Distributed byRavuthar Films
Release date
13 October 1993
Running time
153 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

The staging of the song and the music Radha Hey Radha has been taken by the popular Hindi song Jumma Chumma De De in the film Hum (1991), starring Amitabh Bachchan. It was also dubbed in Telegu as Raja Simha and Hindi as S.P. Raj Sinha.[3][4]

PlotEdit

Rajadurai (Vijayakanth), an honest police officer arrests and humiliates Mayandi (Anandaraj) who swears revenge. Once out of the prison, he kidnap's Rajadurai's son Vijay. He later brings him up as Arun along with his own son in such a way that Vijay would do anything for him. In fact, Mayandi uses him as a weapon against his own father.

Years later, Mayandi who has taken the name of Manohar is a large kingpin; a wolf in sheep's clothing who has a great influence in the government. Rajadurai is transferred to this area to control the crimes. His wife, Uma (Jayasudha), spots an injured Vijay and recognizes him as her long lost son and takes him to the hospital from where he manages to escape from the police in pursuit. Later Rajadurai confronts his son when he tries to smuggle goods illegally as per Manohar's instructions. Rajadurai brutally beats his son when he refuses to reveal the truth. Manohar uses the situation to develop inside Vijay a grudge against Rajadurai.

Later Vijay is married to a crook, Suriya (Sivaranjani) and Rajadurai is made the chief escort for the minister who is the main guest by Manohar humiliating the officer. After marriage the couple is asked by Manohar to stay in Rajadurai's house. Though Uma welcomes them wholeheartedly, Rajadurai is suspicious and pretends to accept them. Suriya reforms and later turns against her own husband when he criticizes his own parents. Again a part of Manohar's game, Rajadurai and Uma leaves their house. Uma whose health worsens asks her husband to bring Vijay as her last wish. However, Manohar refuses to send him due to which Rajadurai is forced to act as Vijay to fulfill his wife's wish. But his identity is revealed and Uma dies instantly, heartbroken.

Having enough Rajadurai sets out to nab Manohar and his son. At the last moment, Vijay understands his mistake and kills Manohar with the help of his father after which he surrenders.

CastEdit

SoundtrackEdit

The music was composed by Deva.[5]

No. Song Singers Length (m:ss)
1 "Oosi Malakkadu" Mano, S. Janaki 05:09
2 "Muthu Muthu Aani Muthu" Mano, K. S. Chithra 05:08
3 "Muthu Muthu Aani Muthu" (F) K. S. Chithra 01:11
4 "Pillaikkoru Thagappanundu" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 04:59
5 "Oru Sandhana Meniyil Vandhathu" Mano, S. Janaki 04:56
6 "Radha Hey Radha" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki 05:49
7 "Kaadu Varai" Mano 00:35

ReceptionEdit

The Indian Express wrote ".. the story being a rehash of earlier ones, the screenplay full of gaps and actor not quite carrying offthe double role, the film [..] is a disappointment".[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rajadurai". spicyonion.com. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Rajadurai". gomolo.com. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  3. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29ftnPTdrGE
  4. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQZM7Ti1Ak8
  5. ^ http://www.sunmusiq.com/movies/rajadurai-1993-tamil-movie-songs-6438-starmusiq-download.html
  6. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=P9oYG7HA76QC&dat=19930917&printsec=frontpage&hl=en

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