Nayakan | Tamilian
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8.8 IMDB Rating




Mani Ratnam


Kamal Haasan, Saranya Ponvannan, Delhi Ganesh

Nayakan (Tamil: நாயகன்) is a Tamil-language Crime film which is Directed by Mani Ratnam & performed by Kamal Haasan, Saranya Ponvannan, Delhi Ganesh and Released on 30 July 1987.

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    An anti-government union leader's only son Sakthivel is arrested by the police to find his whereabouts. They trick Sakthivel into believing them as his well-wishers and release him. When Sakthivel meets his father, the police kill the latter. Feeling betrayed, Sakthivel stabs the police inspector and runs away to Bombay, where he is raised by Hussain, a kind-hearted smuggler living in the Dharavi slums.

    One day, when Hussain is ill, Sakthivel, now a young man, decides to carry out the smuggling activity on behalf of Hussain. His demand for a bigger commission from the smugglers makes them furious and they involve a police inspector Kelkar to arrest Hussain and kill him in jail. When they close the case as suicide, Sakthivel is angered knowing the truth and murders Kelkar. He later takes care of Kelkar's family which consists of his wife and a mentally challenged son Ajit. Kelkar's wife knew that her husband's immorality resulted in his death.

    Also Known As:

    நாயகன் | Nayagan

    Release Date:

    30 July 1987


    Balakumaran, Rajasri

    Production Co:

    Muktha Films, Sujatha Film