1977 (film)

Directed by G.N.Dinesh Kumar
Produced by R. Sarath Kumar
Raadhika Sarathkumar
Written by G.N.Dinesh Kumar
Starring Sarath Kumar
Radha Ravi
Music by Vidhyasagar
Cinematography K. Boopathy
Edited by Anthony
Distributed by Radaan Mediaworks India Limited
Release dates
  • 6 March 2009 (2009-03-06)
Country India
Language Tamil

1977 is a Tamil language Telugu language Malayalam language film released in 2009. It stars Sarath Kumar and Farzana.[1]


The film begins at a fishing hamlet in Tamil Nadu where an elderly Rajashekar (Sarath Kumar) is worshipped as "God Father" by many. His amiable ways of living won him many friends. His son Vettrivel (younger Sarath Kumar) is an acclaimed scientist. He is received with gusto by the whole village after he returns winning awards from Central government. Unfortunately a glance at a vernacular on a new report on Malaysia shocks Rajashekar, who immediately develops cardiac arrest and dies. Vettrivel comes to know about the incident and decides to unravel the mystery behind his death. He sets off to Malaysia. Vettrivel gets acquainted with a local reporter Inba (Farzana), who falls for Vettrivel. With her help, he finds find out a disturbing truth about his father’s life. Rajashekar is former police officer in Malaysia who falls to the conspiracy of a baddie and arrested for no fault of his. Rajashekar eventually pays the price for being honest by losing his family and settles down in Tamil Nadu with his young son.

In his quest to prove that his father is innocent, Vettrivel re-opens the case and gets the help of Chandhini (Namitha) a lawyer who is the daughter of erstwhile public prosecutor. He also finds his mother (Jayasudha) in the process. The rest of the movie is all but how Sarath Kumar rewrites history – proves that his father is innocent and avenge the bad elements. The climax is a usual replica of a typical Tamil film climax.


The film received mixed to negative reviews from critics.Tamilwire stated Walk into the movie with no expectations for a different script or story. But enjoy the simple and effective pace and manner of the movie. It’s an entertainer all that way.[2]Behindwoods rated 1 out of 5 and stated Lackluster show.[3]Thiraipadam rated 71% and stated Sarathkumar donning the roles of both the saintly father and the more action-oriented son is a familiar sight for us Tamil cinema viewers. While the earlier films focused on the relationship between father and son in a small-scale setting, 1977 is more ambitious, spanning multiple countries and generations. But that increased ambition only leads to more amateurishness in the film, which makes all those Vijayakanth films look like spectacular and racy action adventures by comparison.[4]

Box office

The film opened poor response at the box office and struggled to recover its high production budget and declared "flop" at the box office.


Soundtrack album by Vidyasagar
Released 6 March 2009
Recorded Varsha Vallaki Studios
Genre Feature Film Soundtrack
Length 22:21
Language Tamil
Label Times Music
Producer Vidyasagar
Vidyasagar chronology
Sasirekha Parinayam

The music for the film has been produced and directed by Vidyasagar.


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