33 Years of Nayakan: Everything You Need To Know About Mani Ratnam’s Cult Classic

Kamal Haasan and Mani Ratnam’s iconic collaboration Nayakan has recently completed 33 years of its release. Here’s everything you need to know about the movie.

Krupa Trivedi

October 27, 2020

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Nayakan also spelt as Nayagan, is a 1987 Tamil-language crime-drama. The movie was written and directed by Mani Ratnam and featured Kamal Haasan in the lead role. Loosely based on the real-life Bombay underworld don Varadarajan Mudaliar, it depicted the struggle of South Indians living in Bombay. Besides Kamal Hassan, the movie also features Saranya Ponvannan which marked her film debut. The movie, which was inspired by Francis Ford Coppola’s 1972 film The Godfather, recently celebrated 33 years of its release. Here’s everything you need to know about the film.

Nayakan was released on October 21, 1987. The movie became a critical and commercial success. Kamal Haasan‘s performance earned him the National Film Award in the Best Actor category. Moreover, the film also earned the National Awards for Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction. The movie was then remade in Hindi as Dayavan which was released in the year 1988.

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For the unversed, Kamal Haasan is one of the most popular names in the Indian film industry. The actor is mainly known for his work in Tamil films. But he has also appeared in Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi cinema. Many of his fans have praised Kamal Haasan’s contributions to the Indian film industry. The actor has been recognised as a huge influence on actors and directors in the industry.

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Meanwhile, on the work front, superstar Kamal Haasan has announced his 2020-release. He recently took to his Twitter handle to make the announcement of his upcoming project. What is so special about Kamal Haasan’s forthcoming movie is that it is going to be is 232nd film. The movie is also tentatively titled as ‘Kamal Haasan 232‘. As mentioned in the Tweet, the movie is set to be released in 2021. Helmed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, Kamal Haasan’s upcoming movie is going to be an action thriller flick.

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