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Nayakan Plot

Sakthivelu Nayakar (Kamal Hassan), the protagonist, is born to an anti-government union leader. The child Velu is tricked by the police into locating his father...

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  • 5/5
By MovieMavenGal

My neighbor had urged me to see Nayakan (or Nayagan) [The hero] as it is Mani Ratman's Indian version of The Godfather and is based on the true life story of Bombay don Varadarajan Mudaliar. It's in Time's top 100 films of all time and in many best of lists of Indian films. It totally lived up to the hype and was just excellent -- mainly because of the stunning performance of lead Kamal Haasan. I have seen Kamal Haasan in Hey Ram (which he also directed) as a nebbishy archaeologist caught up in the violence of Partition, and he was fantastic in that film, but it did not prepare me for the powerful performance he gave as Velu.

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