Oorukku Uzhaippavan

Directed by M. Krishnan Nair
Produced by S.Krishnan Moorthy-T.Govindarajan
Written by Poovai Krishan
Starring M. G. Ramachandran
Music by M S Viswanathan
Cinematography N.Balakrishnan
Edited by Krishnan-Sundharam
Venus Pictures
Release dates
12 november 1976
Country India
Language Tamil

OORUKKU UZHAIPPAVAN (Tamil: ஊருக்கு உழைப்பவன் English: WORKER FOR THE COUNTRY), is a 1976 Indian Tamil thriller film written and directed by M. Krishnan Nair, starring M. G. Ramachandran in the lead role, with Vanisri, Venniradai Nirmala enacting supporting roles.

This film is offically a remake of 1974 Hindi film Humshakal, starring Rajesh Khanna.However the Hindi film was itself a remake of Baalu Belagithu with Rajkumar, Jayanthi and Bharati in lead roles and later was remade in Telugu as Manchivadu (1973) by the same banner, starring Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Vanisri, Kanchana in the pivotal roles.


The Tamil Country, in the middle of the 70s...

Selvam (MGR), a secret agent takes the place of a rich industrialist, Raja (MGR).

The operation is facilitated because both men are as alike as two peas in a pod.

Indeed, a gang rages in the region and swindles the wealthy citizens like Raja.

The mission of Selvam is to neutralize this group.

The infiltrated policeman is going to find himself in the center of a large number of problems until affect his private life.

But the duty dominate before the family.


Actor Role
M. G. Ramachandran as Selvam (secret agent) and Raja (business man)
Vanisri as Maliga, Selvam 's wife
Vennira Aadai Nirmala as Kantchana, Raja 's wife
M. N. Rajam as Maliga 's mother
Bathmani (Kumari Padmini) as Koumoudha and Rita alias Radha
Baby Rajkumari as Rani, Raja 's daughter
Tenkaï Sinivassan as Pandhuragan James Bond, Selvam 's assistant
P. S. Veerappa as Nagappan
K. Kannan as Raja Velu, Maliga 's father
M. D. Shetty[1] A hired man

The casting is established according to the original order of the credits of opening of the movie, except those not mentioned

Around the movie

With the " Makkal Thilagum " MGR, in a double role (the last one of a long series).

The one, in that of Raja, an industrialist victim of extortion and the other one, Selvam, a policeman who helps him.

Their resemblance will facilitate the infiltration of the detective, to dismantle the network of racket racketeering which affects particularly the notables of the region. The investigator will not arrange his effort... OURUKKU OUZHAIPPAVAN (OORUKKU UZHAIPPAVAN) is the Tamil adaptation of a Hindi movie, taken out 3 years earlier, HUMSHAKAL, with the star of the North, Rajesh Khanna.

This police drama was managed in Bombay, by the "king" of editing (official of MGR, he worked for him 14 times in the same post !), C.P.Djambhulingham aka Djambhu (of NAM NAADU, on 1969).

Djambhu also directed the Hindi version of NAM NAADU, in 1972, APNA DESH, starring Rajesh Khanna.

T.M.S. sang for MGR from the beginning (50s) to till the end (1978). OORUKKU UZHAIPPAVAN is the only movie of this period, which does not include T.M.S. in the soundtrack, with NAVARATHINAM also.

6 years previously, went out under the same banner, The Venus Pictures, EN ANNAN directed by Pa.Neelakandhan, with MGR.

During censoring formalities controversial lines of a song track would be changed before the movie's release. But OORUKKU UZHAIPPAVAN (ஊருக்கு உழைப்பவன்) is the 1st Tamil movie in history to have scene shot replacements even after the movie's release because of sexual nature of the scene: the song "Idhuthan Mudhal Rathiri"; the entire shot was replaced with MGR full screen facial expression to suppress the originally filmed portion.


The music composed by M. S. Viswanathan.

1."Idhuthan Mudhal Rathiri"  VaaliK. J. Yesudas & Vani Jayaram4.27
2."Iravu Padagan Oruvan"  Na.KamarassanK. J. Yesudas2.13
3."It'S Easy To Fool You"  Vaali & Randarkai (Randor Guy) (For English lyrics)[3]S. P. Balasubrahmanyam & Usha Uthup5.21
4."Iravu Padagan Oruvan (Reprise)"  Na.KamarassanK. J. Yesudas2.13
5."Azhagennum Oviyam"  MuthulingamK. J. Yesudas & P. Susheela3.02
6."Iravu Padagan Oruvan (Reprise)"  Na.KamarassanK. J. Yesudas & Vanisri (Dialogues)2.13
7."Iravu Padagan Oruvan (Instrumental)"  No lyricsM S Viswanathan2.13
8."Pillai Thamizh Paadugiren"  PulamaipithanK. J. Yesudas3.29


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