Tamizh Selvan

Tamizh Selvan is a 1996 Indian Tamil-language political drama film directed by Bharathiraja. The films stars Vijayakanth and Roja in lead roles. The movie deals the struggles of a Govt. Officer.[1][2] The film was critically acclaimed and became a flop at box-office.[citation needed] It was dubbed in Hindi as Abhimanyu IAS and in Telugu as Rama Rao IAS.[3][4]

Tamizh Selvan
Directed byBharathiraja
Produced byM. Ramanathan
Written byM. Rathnakumar (dialogues)
Screenplay byBharathiraja
Story byM. Rathnakumar
Music byDeva
CinematographyB. Kannan
Edited byK. Pazhanivel
Raaj Films International
Distributed byRaaj Films International
Release date
2 August 1996
Running time
152 minutes


Tamil Selvan IAS (Vijayakanth) starts as an assistant collector in Chennai. He is insulted by the corrupt collector (Mohan Raman) because of his helpful and honest nature and skin color, but he doesn't give a budge and within a span becomes the chief collector in the city. He marries a research scholar Fathima (Roja) and is assisted by Manu Neethi Chozhan (Vadivelu). A rebellious group leader (Thalaivasal Vijay) initially opposes Tamilselvan since he had helped the police arrest one of their members. The group protests against the unfair and undue treatment of them in politician Vedimuthu (Manivannan)'s illegal quarry but since he hears their problems and solves it he is heralded as a hero by masses. This irks Vedimuthu and other politicians who don't want Tamilselvan to prosper. How Tamilselvan resists the politicians' attempts to damage his reputation forms the crux of the story.



The music composed by Deva, while lyrics written by Vaali and Vairamuthu.[5][6]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 Aasa Kepakali K. S. Chithra, P. Unnikrishnan Vaali 05:13
2 Hawa Hawa Mano Vairamuthu 04:26
3 Rajasthanu Swarnalatha, Mano 04:33
4 Rendu Kannu Krishnaraj, Swarnalatha 05:25
5 Unnal Mudiyum S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 05:02


  1. ^ "Film List Of Director Barathiraja". Lakshman Shruthi. Retrieved 22 December 2011.
  2. ^ "Bharathiraja Profile". Jointscene. Archived from the original on 19 December 2011. Retrieved 22 December 2011.
  3. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxk9tzIw-2U
  4. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bujqarcHxC4
  5. ^ "Tamizh Selvan Songs". centralmusiq. Retrieved 4 October 2013.
  6. ^ "Tamizh Selvan Songs". hungama. Archived from the original on 4 October 2013. Retrieved 4 October 2013.