Vairam (1974 film)

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Vairam
வைரம்
Vairam .jpg
Raj Digital Plus. Vairam (1974)
Directed byT. R. Ramanna
Produced byS. P. Laxmanan
M. Suriyanarayanan
S. S. Pazhaniyappan
M. N. Arunachalam
Written byT. N. Balu
Screenplay byT. N. Balu
Story byK. A. Narayan
StarringJaishankar
Jayalalithaa
M. R. R. Vasu
S. A. Ashokan
Sreekanth
Music byT. R. Pappa
CinematographyAmirtham
Edited byM. S. Mani
Production
company
Distributed byVijaya-Suri Combines
Release date
24 May 1974
Running time
148 mins
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Vairam (தமிழ்: வைரம், English title: Diamond) is a 1974 Tamil thriller film, directed by T. R. Ramanna and produced by S. P. Laxmanan, M. Suriyanarayanan, S. S. Pazhaniyappan and M. N. Arunachalam. The film script was written by T. K. Balu. Music was by T. R. Pappa. The film stars Jaishankar, Jayalalithaa, M. R. R. Vasu, S. A. Ashokan and R. S. Manohar in played lead roles. The film was a remake of the Hindi film Victoria No. 203.[1][2][3]

The film was recorded as Super Hit at the box office[4]

Background[edit]

When Senthil Nathan (R. S. Manohar) steals some precious diamonds, one henchman turns traitor and decamps with the booty. The man is killed, but the diamonds are not found. A Victoria driver is wrongly sentenced to life, since he was the last man to be seen with the dead man. Here, two crooks get the scent of the diamonds. The driver's daughter Rani (Jayalalithaa) too, is poised to prove her father's innocence. Senthil Nathan's son Raja (Jaishankar) too, joins the forces after learning her true nature. Will the weird team find the diamonds? What surprises does everybody have in store for them?

Plot[edit]

Senthil Nathan (R. S. Manohar) is a rich businessman, revered by his son Raja (Jaishankar) and society. In reality he is the leader of a smuggling gang. As a trusted member of society. He gets all information, while his gang executes his plans. However, during one such robbery, a gang member turns greedy and flees with the diamonds. Senthil Nathan sends another man to retrieve the diamonds and kill the traitors. The traitor (S. V. Ramadoss) is killed, but the killer too flees with the diamonds. A furious Senthil Nathan sends some henchman to kill the traitor and retrieve the diamonds. The henchman (Sreekanth) corners and kills the traitor, but later has succeeded in hiding the diamonds somewhere. Meanwhile, a Victoria driver (S. V. Sahasranamam) of the eponymous, Victoria, who was found near the dead body is arrested based on circumstantial evidence.

Somewhere else, two old golden-hearted crooks, Durai (M. R. R. Vasu) and Sami (S. A. Ashokan) are to be released. Durai had an infant son who was kidnapped from a park. To date, Durai doesn't know who kidnapped him or whether his son is even alive. The duo want to spend the rest of their lives as good, respected men. The plan is short-lived when they find themselves on the trail of the diamonds. Soon they learn about the Victoria and realise that no one has got a scent of the missing diamonds. To get closer to the Victoria, they pose as distant cousins of the Victoria driver, who are reluctantly admitted inside by the driver's elder daughter Rani (Jayalalithaa), who soon starts acting suspicious. During the day, Rani rides the Victoria, posing as a man.

She slips out of the home. One day Durai and Sami follow her to the house of a man unknown to them, Senthil Nathan and a henchman named Victor (Sreekanth). They are shocked to see Rani seducing him. But when Victor tries to rape her, the duo saves her. On accosting her, she says that the man was loitering suspiciously near the Victoria when her father was arrested. Before they can learn anything from him. he is shot dead. On learning the Victoria drivers' story, the duo decide to do a good turn. They tell Rani the whole truth, but a shocked Rani doesn't have a clue about the location of the diamonds. Even after tearing the Victoria apart, nothing is found. Meanwhile, Rani falls in love with Raja (Jaishankar). Whom she met while posing as a cab driver. she tries to woo him posing as a rich lady. A plan which works well.

However, Raja learns the truth and decides to marry her. Despite knowing about her father. Raja also meets Durai and Sami, where upon he gets suspicious of the duo. Here Senthil Nathan objects to Raja's relationship with Rani. Later, Raja learns of his father's true nature and leaves him. After meeting Rani, Durai and Sami tell the truth to him too. The quartet decide to find the diamonds. Senthil Nathan kidnaps Rani on learning that she is the daughter of Shankaralingam, the Victoria driver. Later, Raja, Durai and Sami are also kidnapped and tortured. During the deal, Senthil Nathan's drinks are being served on an ornate tray with a fake Victoria headlamp attached to it. Sami realises that the diamonds are hidden in the Victoria's lamp. He buys time for himself and old buddy and they go to retrieve the diamonds. The duo turn up at Senthil Nathan's den, where they manage to create confusion by luring the gang members to the diamonds.

Senthil Nathan is embarrassed to see that not one member of his gang is loyal to him. During the melee, another twist occurs where an old henchman of Senthil Nathan reveals that Raja isn't Senthil Nathan's son. Senthil Nathan had ordered the henchman to steal somebody's child, because Senthil Nathan's father had threatened to disown him. Senthil Nathan could have prevented the situation only by proving that Senthil Nathan fathered the child. In the end, Senthil Nathan and his remaining cronies are arrested and Rani's father is set free. After being reunited with his son and his would be daughter-in-law, Durai decides to settle down. However, Sami decides that his destiny might have written something else for him and leaves. Soon Durai spots a Burka-clad woman who is actually Sami. Sami tells Durai that he will not let the latter spend the rest of his life without him. Durai relents and goes home with his friend.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Music was composed by T. R. Pappa and lyrics were written by Kannadasan. The playback singers consist of T. M. Soundararajan S. P. Balasubramanyam, Jayalalithaa, Kovai Soundararajan and M. R. Vijaya.[5]

No. Song Singer Lyrics Length(m:ss)
1 "Iru Mangani Pol" S. P. Balasubramanyam, Jayalalithaa Kannadasan 03:13
2 "Iru Muzhuthum" M. R. Vijaya 04:51
3 "Parthen Oru Azhagai" T. M. Soundararajan 04:48
4 "Saavi Ithu Saavi" Kovai Soundararajan

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jaya's phenomenal celluloid presence | Deccan Chronicle". Archives.deccanchronicle.com. Archived from the original on 19 June 2015. Retrieved 13 October 2015.
  2. ^ "vairam". In.com India. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Vairam". Gomolo.com. Retrieved 2015-10-13.
  4. ^ "Jayalalithaa The Actress 'Hated' The limelight, But Starred In Over 140 Films". NDTV.com. Retrieved 2017-10-16.
  5. ^ "vairam". gaana. Retrieved 2015-10-28.

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