Poster of Tamil version
|Directed by||I. V. Sasi|
|Produced by||Hem Nag|
|Screenplay by||J. Mahendran|
|Edited by||K. Narayanan|
Hem Nag Productions
|3 July 1980 (Tamil)|
19 September 1980 (Telugu)
Kaali is a 1980 Indian Tamil-language drama film written by J. Mahendran and directed by I. V. Sasi. Produced by Hem-Nag, the film stars Rajinikanth, Vijayakumar, Seema, Phataphat Jayalakshmi and Shubha in prominent roles. The film was simultaneously made in Telugu with Chiranjeevi replacing Vijayakumar's role. The cinematography was handled by Ashok Kumar and soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.
- Rajinikanth as Kaali
- Vijayakumar (Tamil)/Chiranjeevi (Telugu) as G.K.
- Seema as Anitha/Geetha
- Fatafat Jayalaxmi as Alangaram
- Major Sundarrajan as Sampath
- Manorama as Thayamma
- Suruli Rajan as Sokku
- Shubha as Sampath's wife
- Vennira Aadai Nirmala as Rajinikanth's sister
- V. Gopalakrishnan as Somu
- Kantha Rao
- Kaikala Satyanarayana as Rajaram
- Prasad Babu
- Giri Babu
- Anuradha Sriram as child artist
|1||"Adi Aadu"||Malaysia Vasudevan||Kannadasan||4:39|
|3||"Batrakali Uttama"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki||Vairamuthu||4:00|
|4||"Thithikkum"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Kalyan, S. P. Sailaja||Kannadasan||4:33|
|5||"Vaazhumattum"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||4:46|
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