Rasigan (pronunciation (help·info)) (transl. Fan) is a 1994 Indian Tamil-language action romantic film, written and directed by S. A. Chandrasekhar. The film stars his son Vijay and Sanghavi in the lead roles. This was the first movie where Vijay sported the "Ilaiya Thalapathy" title along with his name. Vijay also made his singing debut through the song "Bombay City Sukka Rotti" for this movie. The film was successful at the box office.
|Directed by||S. A. Chandrasekhar|
|Produced by||B. Vimal|
|Screenplay by||S. A. Chandrasekhar|
|Story by||Shoba Chandrasekhar|
|Edited by||Gautham Raju|
B. V. Combines
|Distributed by||B. V. Combines|
Vijay (Vijay) is the grandson of Manorama, while Anitha (Sanghavi) is the daughter of Raghavan (Vijayakumar) and Bhagyalakshmi (Sri Vidya). Anitha's family rents one of Manorama's houses. Vijay and Anitha pretend to hate each other, while they actually are in love. But later Anitha's father comes to know of the love matter and he requests a transfer to Chennai. Before going, Anitha leaves her new address on several envelopes and she says that those are love letters given by Vijay, Anitha's father gets angry and takes the letters and went to Vijay's house and tells him to take his useless love letters. After that, Vijay takes it and as he looks at it he knows that those aren't love letters, they're all Anitha's new address in Chennai.
Vijay tries to find her. One day Vijay goes to a restaurant in Chennai to eat and he asks the server where the washroom is. The server tells him that there are two washrooms, one on the upstairs and another on the current ground floor. The server tells him to not go upstairs because it's dangerous. Vijay goes upstairs to the bathroom to expose himself to the Chennai people, but there, he finds an illegal sex film shoot happening.
By this, they blame Vijay for the death of the restaurant owner (who tripped) and Vijay just has to escape. This news reaches Anitha's father who is a police officer. He tries to capture Vijay. But at last, Raghavan understands Vijay's innocence and unites Anitha with him. Finally, Vijay kills the villain also, who was really responsible for the restaurant owner's death. Hence the film ends on a happy note.
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|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
Rasigan was the first film in which Vijay was credited with the prefix "Ilaya Thalapathy" (young commander-in-chief), an epithet by which he would be credited in the remainder of his films till Bairavaa (2017).
The Indian Express wrote "The director's script and treatment seems to be geared to suit the tastes of frontbenchers."
- Lee, Dharmik (22 June 2017). "'மெர்சல்' ஃபர்ஸ்ட்லுக்கில் இந்த விஷயங்களை எல்லாம் கவனிச்சீங்களா..?". Vikatan (in Tamil). Retrieved 8 August 2017.
- Lover on the run - Indian Express - p. 7