Varusham 16 is a 1989 Tamil-language Indian feature film directed by Fazil, starring Karthik, Kushboo, Sukumari, V. K. Ramaswamy, Janagaraj and Vadivukkarasi. The film is a remake of Fazil’s own Malayalam film, Ennennum Kannettante The film won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor for Karthik. The film went on to become a super-grosser in Cinemas and completed a 100-day run in many parts of the State.
Varusham Padhinaaru has the story line, where family values gets conflicted due to unethical thoughts of some members, but the result was disastrous leaving a sad note to everyone.
Varusham Padhinaaru was the remake of Fazil’s own Malayalam film, Ennennum Kannettante and was a huge hit in Tamil Nadu. Interestingly Ennennum Kannettante was a flop in Kerala.
The film begins with Kannan (Karthik) being released from the prison after 16 years. Rajamani (Janagaraj), his grandfather’s servant was there to receive him. Kannan enquires Rajamani about the past sixteen years. After entering into the house, he recollect his past memories. Kannan is the eldest grandson of the family. Kannan arrives at the village for his family temple festival. Kannan is loved by all the family members. Kannan’s maternal uncle’s daughter also arrived for the festival after sixteen years. In the beginning, both of them tease each other, later both of fall in love. This is opposed by her grandmother and her maternal cousin. On the day of pooja festival, Radhika was shot dead by her cousin. An enraged Kannan get into a brawl with Moorthy and in that, Moorthy dies. Kannan was imprisoned for sixteen years. Kannan asked Rajamani to inform his arrival and the ritual has to be performed every year.
Directed by Fazil
Produced by Ousepachan Valakuzhy & Fazil
Written by Gokula Krishnan
Screenplay by Fazil
Story by Fazil
Starring Karthik, Kushboo, Sukumari, V. K. Ramaswamy, Janagaraj, Vadivukkarasi
Music by Ilaiyaraaja
Edited by T. R. Sekar
Production Ganga Chithra Productions
Distributed by Ganga Chithra Productions
Release dates 17 February 1989