- 2 hr 52 min
Padayappa is a Tamil-language action drama film from the year 1999 directed by K. S. Ravikumar. The film stars the legendary Rajinikanth in double roles and features Shivaji Ganesan, Ramya Krishnan, Soundarya, and Sivaji in supporting roles. The filmâs plot revolves around the life of Padayappa, a wealthy and kind-hearted man who becomes the target of his own maternal uncle and his sons. The main antagonist of the film is a corrupt politician named Neelambari who is in love with Padayappa and wants to marry him. Neelambariâs obsession with Padayappa leads her to commit various heinous acts which form the crux of the story.
The film boasts of a fantastic performance by Shivaji Ganesan who plays the role of Padayappaâs father. Rajinikanthâs dual roles as Padayappa and his son are also noteworthy as he delivers some power-packed performances that are sure to leave the audience awestruck.
One of the highlights of the film is its music which is composed by A. R. Rahman. The soundtrack includes some soulful numbers like âMinsara Kannaâ, âSuthi Suthi Vanthiâ, and âVetri Kodi Kattuâ which went on to become chartbusters.
The film is also known for its stunning visuals and spectacular action sequences. The fight scenes choreographed by Super Subbarayan are particularly noteworthy and add a lot of value to the overall cinematic experience.
Overall, Padayappa is a must-watch film for all fans of Rajinikanth and Tamil cinema. The filmâs combination of powerful performances, captivating storylines, and exceptional music make it a true masterpiece of Tamil cinema. Its success at the box office and enduring popularity amongst Tamil audiences is a testament to its greatness.