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Amaidhi Padai

1994 ? col Tamil d/s Manivannan pc M.R. Films Intl. lyr Vali, Pulamaipithan, Ponnadiyan c D. Shankar m Ilaiyaraja lp Sathyaraj, Ranjita, Kasturi, Sujatha,

  1. Sundarrajan, S.S. Chandran, Manivannan

Feudal drama set over two generations. Thangavelu (Sathyaraj), training to be a police officer, cannot marry Uchamma (Ranjita) because his grandparents reveal his past history as an illegitimate child. His father Nagaraja Cholan (Sathyaraj again), a Member of the State legislature, had been supported in his early career by the rebel political leader Manimaran (Manivannan), a reference to MDMK leader Vai Gopalswamy. Having become a successful politician, Nagaraja abandons the woman he is to marry, Thayamma (Kasturi), causing her to commit suicide leaving behind their illegitimate son. Nagaraja instead marries the princess Sivakami (Sujatha) who however sees through his evil designs. Later, the grown up son teams up with Manimaran and Sivakami, and eventually kills his father. The film was a major commercial success, seen as a comment on the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam’s tendencies towards nepotism (cf. DMK Film).