|Directed by||P. Vasu|
|Produced by||K. Kanagasabai|
|Written by||P. Vasu|
|Music by||Gangai Amaran|
|Cinematography||M. C. Sekhar|
|Edited by||P. Mohanraj|
Adhikari (English : Official) is a 1991 Tamil action film directed by P. Vasu. The film features C. Arunpandian and Gautami in the lead roles, with Anand, Goundamani, Senthil, Sethu Vinayagam, Srividya, Anju, Rocky, Rajeshkumar, Choudary and Abhilasha playing supporting roles. The film, produced by K. Kanagasabai, had musical score by Gangai Amaran and was released on 14 April 1991. The film is a remake of P. Vasu's own 1986 Kannada film Guri starring Rajkumar and Archana.
Duraipandi (C. Arunpandian) escapes from jail to take revenge on the gold smuggler Varadappan (Sethu Vinayagam). Varadappan tried many ways to kill Duraipandi in jail, but his henchmen failed each time. Pursued by the police, the fugitive Duraipandi lands in a remote village where a woman named Ponni (Gautami) helps him hide. There, he meets his former colleague Anbu (Choudary), surprised by Duraipandi, Anbu runs away and dies by getting hit by a car. Anbu is none other than Ponni's brother. After the funeral, Duraipandi tells Ponni the reason of his desire for revenge on Varadappan.
In the past, Duraipandi was a sincere and fearless custom officer. He lived happily with his mother (Srividya) and his sister Seetha (Anju). One day, Duraipandi seized a cargo full of illegal gold bars belonging to Varadappan. In the meantime, Seetha got engaged with the police inspector Sarath (Anand). Everything went well until Varadappan planned to send Duraipandi behind bars. Under the orders of Varadappan, Duraipandi's co-workers Mary (Abhilasha), Rocky (Rocky), Raghu (Rajesh Kumar), and Anbu betrayed Duraipandi, and Duraipandi was sent to jail by Sarath for trying to rape Mary. Seetha's wedding was cancelled; thus Seetha committed suicide and Duraipandi's mother became mentally ill.
Duraipandi knows that Mary was killed by Varadappan and the only information he had was Anbu's location. Duraipandi and Ponni fall in love with each other and start to live together. Later, Rocky is blackmailed by Varadappan, so Rocky tries to murder Duraipandi. During the fight, however, Rocky accidentally falls off a mountain cliff and dies. Duraipandi decides to take care of Rocky's baby son. Afterwards, Raghu gets killed by Varadappan's henchmen.
Duraipandi is still in pursuit of Varadappan to kill him, whereas the police want to capture the fugitive Duraipandi. What transpires later forms the crux of the story.
- C. Arunpandian as Duraipandi
- Gautami as Ponni
- Anand as Sarath
- Sethu Vinayagam as Varadappan
- Srividya as Duraipandi's mother
- Anju as Seetha
- Rocky as Rocky
- Rajeshkumar as Raghu
- Choudary as Anbu
- Abhilasha as Mary
- Poornam Vishwanathan as Raghu's father
- Typist Gopu
- Rajmadhan as Doctor
- Master Gowtham Vishnu as Rocky's son
- Vijayakumar as Inspector Vijayakumar (guest appearance)
- Manjula Vijayakumar as Doctor Manjula (guest appearance)
- Prabhu Deva in a special appearance
|Soundtrack album by|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|1||"Aathoram Poonthopu"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra||4:58|
|2||"Indha Raja"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra||4:17|
|3||"Naiyaandi Melam"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra||4:48|
|4||"Purushan Veetil"||Mano, Swarnalatha||4:45|
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