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Arunachalam is a 1997 Indian Tamil-language action drama film directed by Sundar C. and starring Rajinikanth in the lead role, with Soundarya, Rambha, Jaishankar, and Visu in supporting roles. The film's music was composed by Deva, with lyrics written by Vaali. The movie centers around Arunachalam (Rajinikanth), a rich and arrogant businessman who is known for his bad temper and attitude. He is disliked by almost everyone around him, including his own father. However, his life takes a turn when he decides to help a young girl named Easwari (Soundarya) and her father when their house is about to be demolished by a crooked politician.
Arunachalam's good deeds do not stop there, as he goes on a mission to help the poor and needy in his community. He builds schools, hospitals, and homes for the less fortunate and becomes a beloved figure in his town. However, his actions attract the attention of the corrupt politicians who are threatened by his popularity.
The story takes a dark turn when Arunachalam becomes the target of a conspiracy to defame and destroy him. He is falsely accused of a crime and is sent to jail for several years. However, even behind bars, Arunachalam continues to fight for justice and seeks revenge against those who wronged him.
The film is a classic example of Rajinikanth's larger-than-life persona, with him being portrayed as a superhero-like figure who can fight against injustice and corruption. His witty one-liners and high-energy action scenes make for some of the most memorable moments in the movie.
Soundarya and Rambha play the love interests of Rajinikanth's character, with Soundarya's character serving as his moral compass and Rambha's character bringing a lightheartedness to the film. The supporting cast, including Jaishankar and Visu, do a great job in their respective roles.
The music of the film is catchy and upbeat, with the song "Va Va Va En Thalaiva" becoming an instant hit and still enjoyed by fans today. The film's cinematography and choreography also add to its appeal.
Overall, Arunachalam is a highly entertaining and uplifting movie that showcases Rajinikanth at his best. It has a positive message of standing up for what is right and fighting against corruption, which resonates strongly with Tamil audiences. It is a must-watch for fans of Rajinikanth and Tamil cinema.