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Directed by Bharathan
Produced by Kamal Haasan
Written by Kamal Haasan
S. N. Lakshmi
Music by Ilaiyaraaja
Cinematography P. C. Sriram
Edited by N. P. Satish
Raaj Kamal Films International
Distributed by Raaj Kamal Films International
25 October 1992
Box office ₹14 crore
Thevar Magan (English: Son of the Thevar) is a 1992 Indian Tamil drama film directed by Bharathan. The film stars Sivaji Ganesan, Kamal Haasan, Nassar, Revathi and Gouthami in pivotal roles. The film’s soundtrack album and background score were composed by Ilaiyaraaja while the cinematography was handled by P. C. Sriram. The film’s script was written by Kamal Haasan who also produced the film along with his brother Chandra Haasan under the production company Raaj Kamal Films International.
The film tells the story of Sakthivel who returns home to meet his father Periya Thevar who is a respected village chieftain to marry his girlfriend. Sakthivel comes to know that the villagers are facing huge problems due to his father’s stepbrother and his nephew. After the death of his father, Sakthivel takes over the duty of his father. Rest of the film is about how Sakthivel solves the problems of villagers.
The film was chosen by India as its entry for the Best Foreign Language Film for the 65th Academy Awards, but was not nominated. The film won five National Film Awards, including the Best Tamil Film Award, Best Supporting Actress Award (Revathi), and a Special Jury Award (Sivaji Ganesan).
The film was released on 25 October 1992 became a blockbuster among 1992 Deepavali releases and completed 200-days run at the box office. The film was said to be an adaptation of 1972 American film The Godfather. The film was dubbed into Telugu under the title Kshatriya Putrudu. It was later remade into the Hindi film Virasat (1997) by Priyadarshan and in Kannada as Thandege Thakka Maga (2006) by S. Mahendar.
Thevar Magan (1992) Awards
10 wins and 1 nomination
Cinema Express Awards, IN 1992
Cinema Express Award – Tamil Film Industry Best Film
Filmfare Awards South 1993
Filmfare Award – Tamil Film Industry Best Actor
National Film Awards, India 1993
Silver Lotus Award Best Supporting Actress
Best Playback Singer (Female)
N. Pandu Rangan
Special Jury Award
Best Feature Film in Tamil
Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, India 1992
Creative Award Best Actor
Creative Award Best Film