Rajapattai (Eng: King’s path) is a 2011 Tamil masala film directed by Suseenthiran based on a story by Seenu Vasan. Featuring Vikram and Deeksha Seth in the lead roles, the film is produced by Prasad V. Potluri’s newly launched PVP Cinema on a budget of 400 million. The story revolves around the issue of land grabbing and how the protagonist becomes involved in it. The film was also dubbed into Telugu and was released as Veedinthe on 30 December.
Rajapattai’s score and soundtrack are composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja, becoming his first work for a Vikram-starrer. Since Yuvan Shankar Raja’s previous single tracks from Vaanam and Mankatha had met with success, the team planned to release a single track from Rajapattai, too, by late October. However, the plan did not materialize. The final mixing of the songs was planned to be held in London.
‘Anal’ Murugan (Vikram) a gym boy who dreams of becoming a successful villain in films lives along with Thambi Ramaiah and his gym co-boys. He bumps into an old man Dakshinamoorthy (K. Vishwanath) who is under pressure from his son Chidambaram (Avinash) to sell his orphanage to a scheming lady politician Ranganayaki (Sana) who is majorly into land grabbing along with her hatchet man ‘Vaappa’ Abdul Kadhir (Pradeep Rawat). Murugan eventually falls in love with Dharshini (Deeksha Seth). The one-man army Murugan becomes the Dakshinamoorthy’s saviour as Ranganayaki and her men are after them. How Murugan single-handedly fights the powerful politician and brings them to light forms the rest of the story.
Directed by Suseenthiran
Produced by Prasad V. Potluri
Written by Bhaskar Sakthi (dialogues)
Screenplay by Suseenthiran
Story by Seenu Vasan
Starring Vikram, Deeksha Seth, K. Vishwanath
Music by Yuvan Shankar Raja
Cinematography R. Madhi
Edited by Mu. Kasi Viswanathan
Production PVP cinema
Distributed by Gemini Film Circuit
Release dates 23 December 2011
Running time 133 minutes