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  • NR
  • 1964
  • 2 hr 38 min
  • 7.7  (29)

Padagotti is a Tamil-language action-drama film released in 1964. The movie took the audience on a journey through rural Tamil Nadu and depicted the life of the villagers in the 1960s. The film was directed by T. Prakash Rao and starred Saroja Devi B., M.G. Ramachandran, and S.A. Ashokan in lead roles. The story of Padagotti revolves around the character of Raja (M.G. Ramachandran), a young man who returns to his village with his mother after completing his studies in the city. Raja is shocked to see the plight of the villagers, who are being oppressed and exploited by the wealthy and corrupt landlord Govindan (S.A. Ashokan). Raja's mother advises him to ignore the problems of the village and focus on his career, but Raja is determined to fight for the rights of the villagers.

Soon after his arrival, Raja falls in love with Parvathi (Saroja Devi B.), a beautiful village girl who is also the daughter of Govindan. Parvathi reciprocates Raja's feelings, but she is torn between her love for Raja and her loyalty to her father. Meanwhile, Govindan becomes aware of Raja's intentions to fight against him and plots to eliminate him.

The movie is packed with thrilling action sequences that keep the audience glued to their seats. M.G. Ramachandran's portrayal of Raja was lauded by critics and the audience alike. His performance as a determined young man who is willing to sacrifice everything for the welfare of the villagers is commendable. Saroja Devi B. also delivered a stellar performance in the film. Her portrayal of a conflicted girl torn between her love for Raja and her loyalty to her father was praised by critics.

S.A. Ashokan's portrayal of the antagonist Govindan was equally impressive. His character was that of a ruthless and corrupt landlord who was willing to go to any extent to keep his power over the villagers. The conflict between Govindan and Raja forms the backbone of the movie's plot.

The movie also boasted of great music composed by Viswanathan and Ramamoorthy. The songs were immensely popular and are still remembered fondly by the fans of Tamil cinema. The lyrics were penned by Kannadasan, one of the most famous poets and lyricists of that era.

Overall, Padagotti is a must-watch for fans of Tamil cinema. The movie is a perfect blend of action, drama, and romance. The performances by the lead actors are outstanding, and the direction and cinematography are top-notch. The movie's depiction of rural Tamil Nadu in the 1960s is realistic and captivating. The movie's themes of social justice and the fight against oppression are relevant even today. Padagotti is undoubtedly one of the greatest movies of Tamil cinema and is a must-watch for anyone who appreciates good cinema.

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    2 hr 38 min
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    7.7  (29)