Rajadhi Raja is a Tamil movie directed by R. Sundarrajan. The movie was released on 4 March 1989, with music by Ilaiyaraaja. Rajinikanth played a double role in the movie. The film was successful in the box office and re-established Rajinikanth as a leader of Kollywood box office.
A rich estate owner is killed by his second wife and her brother Aadimoolam (Radharavi). The estate owner’s son Raja (Rajinikanth) returns from USA and learns of this. In order to bring the culprits to book, he makes his friend Sethupati (Janakraj), a rickshaw puller, act as Raja. But soon, Aadimoolam learns of this and kills Sethu and frames Raja as the killer. Raja is sentenced to death. In between this Raja loves Senkamalam (Radha),sister of an employee in his estate. in the same village where Raja lives, there exists his lookalike, Chinnaraasu (Rajinikanth again), whose aim in life is to wed his sweetheart Lakshmi (Nadia). Raja escapes from jail and meets Chinnaraasu and makes Chinnaraasu take his place in jail. After many a twist and turns, Raja brings the culprits to book. At the end Raja marries Senkamalam and Chinnarasu marries Lakshimi.
Directed by R. Sundarrajan
Produced by R. D. Bhaskar
Screenplay by Panchu Arunachalam
Story by R. Sundarrajan
Starring Rajinikanth, Radha, Nadhiya, Janagaraj, Radha Ravi,
Music by Ilaiyaraaja
Edited by B. Lenin & V. T. Vijayan
Production Pavalar Creations
Distributed by Pavalar Creations
Release dates 4 March 1989