Nallavanuku Nallavan

Nallavanuku Nallavan

Theatrical poster
Directed by SP. Muthuraman
Produced by M. Saravanan
M. Balasubramanian
Written by Visu (dialogues)
Story by Dr. M. Prabhakar Reddy
Starring Rajinikanth
Music by Ilaiyaraaja
Cinematography Babu
Edited by R. Vittal
Distributed by AVM Productions
Release dates
22 October 1984
Running time
Country India
Language Tamil
Box office 2.38 crore[1]

Nallavanuku Nallavan (English: Good man for good man) is a Tamil film, directed by SP. Muthuraman. The film was a remake of 1983 Telugu film Dharmaatmudu starring Krishnam Raju and Jayasudha. The film was later remade in Kannada as Jeevana Chakra (1985) starring Vishnuvardhan and Raadhika Sarathkumar in main roles. It was a blockbuster and completed a 152-day run at the box office.



Rajini's character had two shades, one as a goon & another one as a doting husband-father. Rajini loved Amitabh's costume in one of his films Yaaraana where he wears a jacket which had lights. Rajini wore the same jacket which had lights in Vechikava Nenjukkuley song and Rajini had the switch in his pockets and dancing.[2]


The film's soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja. The song "Vechukkava" was remixed by Yuvan Shankar Raja in Silambattam (2008).[3]

No. Title Singer Length Lyricist
1 "Chittuku Chella Chittuku" K. J. Yesudas 04:42 N. Kama Rajan
2 "Unnaithane" K. J. Yesudas, Manjula 04:12 Vairamuthu
3 "Vechukava" K. J. Yesudas, S. Janaki 04:30 Gangai Amaran
4 "Muthaduthey" S. P. Balasubramaniam, S. Janaki 04:35 Muthulingam
5 "Namma Mothali" S. P. Balasubramaniam, Malaysia Vasudevan 04:25 Vaali
6 "Ennai Thane" K. J. Yesudas 01:13 Vairamuthu


On 3 August 1984, Hindu in its review wrote: "Muthuraman has a large hand in embellishing the dramatic elements with deft touches and polished handling".[4] Cinemalead wrote "Through this movie Rajini got a good respect among family audience. A more matured portrayal by Rajini, an equally matching Radhika and thought-provoking script are the key factors which made the film memorable".[2]


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  4. Rajinikanth 12.12.12. A Birthday Special (page 71)
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