Velaikaran (English: Servant) is a 1987 Indian Tamil action-comedy film directed by SP. Muthuraman, starring Rajinikanth, Sarath Babu and Amala. This film is the remake of the Bollywood film Namak Halaal starring Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Smita Patil and Parveen Babi in the lead. The movie was a success at the Box Office.
Young Ragupathy (Rajinikanth) is brought up by his paternal grandfather Valayapathy (V.K.Ramasamy). He decides for him to go to the city in search of a new job and life. While in the city he meets up with Senthil who guides him into an interview in a 5-star hotel owned by Rajkumar (Sarath Babu). While in the hotel, Ragupathy meets Kowsalya (Amala) and falls in love with her. During this time, many attempts are made to kill Rajkumar by his uncle and son Nassar. The blame for this murders goes to Rajkumar’s mother (K. R. Vijaya), who is actually Ragupathy’s mother. Realising all this Ragupathy takes an oath no matter what happens he will not let any harm come to Rajkumar. As these attempts are being made, can Ragupathy thwart them all?
Directed by SP. Muthuraman
Produced by Rajam Balachander & Pushpa Kandaswamy
Written by K. Balachander
Starring Rajinikanth, Sarath Babu, Amala, Senthil, Nassar, V. K. Ramasamy, K.R.Vijaya, Pallavi, Puliyur Soroja
Music by Ilaiyaraaja
Cinematography T. S. Vinayagam
Edited by R. Vittal & C. Lancy
Production Kavithalayaa Productions
Distributed by Kavithalayaa Productions
Release dates 7 March 1987