Thevar Magan

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  • 1992
  • 2 hr 25 min
  • 8.7  (7,693)

Thevar Magan is a 1992 Indian Tamil-language drama film that tells the story of a young man named Sakthivel Thevar, played by Kamal Haasan, who returns to his ancestral village to take over the leadership of his family's clan. The film explores themes of power, tradition, and family as Sakthivel navigates his new role and confronts the values and beliefs that his clan holds dear.

The cast of the movie is star-studded and includes some of Tamil cinema's greatest actors. Shivaji Ganesan plays the role of Sakthivel's father, who is the current leader of the clan, while Nassar plays Sakthivel's cousin who is a medical doctor.

The film is renowned for its powerful performances, intricate plot, and stunning cinematography. It was a critical and commercial success and won several awards, including five National Film Awards and six Tamil Nadu State Film Awards.

The story begins with Sakthivel, who has been living in the United States for many years, receiving news that his father has fallen ill. He reluctantly agrees to return to his ancestral village where he soon learns that his father has taken steps to ensure that he takes over as the new leader of the clan upon his death. The news of Sakthivel's return is met with mixed reactions from the clan members, some of whom are skeptical of his ability to lead, while others are excited to welcome him back.

Sakthivel quickly realizes that he is facing an uphill battle in trying to take over as the new leader. His father's brother and his cousin, played by Nassar, are both eager to take over the leadership position for themselves. Meanwhile, the village is experiencing various problems, including land disputes and clashes with neighboring clans, that put further pressure on Sakthivel.

As Sakthivel tries to navigate his new role, he also confronts the traditional values and beliefs of his clan. He falls in love with a girl from a lower caste, played by Revathi, who is also facing discrimination from the clan members. Sakthivel's attempts to challenge these societal norms and bring about change are met with resistance, and he must decide whether to uphold his family's traditions or fight for what he believes is right.

The film's climax features a dramatic turn of events that ultimately determines Sakthivel's fate and the future of the clan. The story is expertly woven with themes of family, power, and tradition, and the performances are outstanding. Shivaji Ganesan delivers a powerful performance as Sakthivel's father, and Kamal Haasan's portrayal of the conflicted and determined young man is remarkable.

The cinematography of the movie is breathtaking, with stunning shots of the village and its surroundings that capture the beauty and the culture of rural Tamil Nadu. The film's music is also notable, with a soundtrack that blends traditional Tamil music with Western orchestration to stunning effect.

Thevar Magan is widely regarded as one of the greatest Tamil films ever made and is considered a classic of Indian cinema. Its exploration of complex themes and its expert storytelling continue to captivate audiences to this day. If you ever get a chance to watch the film, don't miss it.

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    2 hr 25 min
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    8.7  (7,693)