Vettaikaaran (Eng: Hunter) is a 1964 Indian Tamil-language action drama film directed by M. A. Thirumugam. The film features M. G. Ramachandran and Savitri in lead roles. The film, produced by Sandow M. M. A. Chinnappa Thevar, had musical score by K. V. Mahadevan and was released on 14 January 1964. The film was a blockbuster at the box office and was well received by the people.
Babu is a wealthy estate owner and hunter. He is always in the forest hunting animals, much to the annoyance of his mother. He meets Latha, a woman lost in the forest. He rescues her, they fall in love and marry. Latha gives birth to Babu’s son Raja who develops an extreme attachment to his father. Meanwhile, a plunderer Mayavan lusts for Latha. To get her, he makes Babu undergo untold miseries. He tricks Latha and Raja into the forest, and demands the papers of the estate. Babu arrives on time and kills Mayavan, saving both Latha and Raja in the process.
Directed by M. A. Thirumugam
Produced by Sandow M. M. A. Chinnappa Thevar
Story by Aaroor Dass
Starring M. G. Ramachandran, Savitri, M. R. Radha, M. N. Nambiar
Music by K. V. Mahadevan
Cinematography N. S. Varma
Edited by M. A. Thirumugam, M. G. Balu Rao & M. A. Mariappan
Production Devar Films
Release date 14 January 1964
Running time 157 minutes