NAYAKAN (1987)

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  • NAYAGAN Alternative
  • VELU NAYAKAN Alternative
  • The GODFATHER Alternative
  • HERO Alternative
  • The PUBLIC HERO Alternative


Son of assassinated trade union leader commits a murder and goes into hiding. He eventually becomes a heroic figure in the community, defending the rights of the poor and graduates into a kindly mafia leader. But his family suffer at the hands of his rivals.

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