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  • Thevar Magan

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     1'''Thevar Magan''' 
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     41992 168’ col/scope Tamil 
     5d B.G. Bharathan pc Raajkamal Films 
     6p/s Kamalahasan lyr Vali c P.C. Sriram 
     7m Ilaiyaraja 
     8lp Kamalahasan, Sivaji Ganesan, Gauthami, 
     9Revathi, Nasser, K. Radhakrishnan, 
     10S.N. Lakshmi, Prasanthi 
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     12 
     13The Tamil megastar Kamalahasan produced 
     14and wrote this Godfather-type hit described by 
     15the star as ‘a Sicilian drama’, set in the feudal 
     16Madurai district controlled by big landlords 
     17who employ their own gangs and often indulge 
     18in expensive feuds with their neighbours. The 
     19star explained that this environment was part of 
     20his childhood experience. He plays Shaktivelu, 
     21the modern son of Peria-thevar (Ganesan), 
     22who returns to his ancestral home to introduce 
     23his girlfriend (Gauthami) to his family. He 
     24becomes involved in the bloody feuds between 
     25different members of the clan led by Mayathevar 
     26(Nasser), and when his father dies he 
     27assumes the godfather’s mantle. The rival 
     28family is eventually annihilated in a gory 
     29ending. Kamalahasan’s performance, especially 
     30in the second half, pays tribute to the 
     31patriarchal figure of Ganesan, the focus of a 
     32neo-traditionalist discourse valorising 
     33fundamentalism along with the star’s screen 
     34image. 
     35 
     36[[Film]]