Yaar (Eng: Who?) is a 1985 Indian Tamil-language horror film, directed by Sakthi-Kannan and produced by S. Thanu, P. Suri and G. Sekaran. The latter scripted the film and portrayed a negative role. The film stars Arjun, Nalini, Jaishankar and J. V. Somayajulu in lead roles While Rajinikanth act in a cameo appearance The film had musical score by V. S. Narasimhan. The film is inspired from the Hollywood film The Omen.
Film distributors S. Thanu, G. Sekaran and Soori joined together and made their debut as producers with Yaar under their newly formed production company Kalaipuli International. G. Sekaran scripted and portrayed a negative role in the film. Rajinikanth portrayed a cameo appearance in the film after being requested by Thanu. The scene where Rajinikanth prays in a puja room was shot at his own house.
The film’s success provided breakthrough for Arjun as an actor in Tamil film industry and Kannan adapting the film’s name as a prefix. Sekaran and Thanu adapted their company’s name Kalaipuli as the prefix to their names and went on to become famous film producers.
An evil baby boy is born on the day of alignment of all eight planets. As he grows up, his evil deeds disrupt peace in the society. Only a sage, who holds the secret to kill him, can save the world.
Directed by Sakthi-Kannan
Produced by S. Thanu, G. Sekaran & P. Suri
Written by G. Sekaran
Starring Arjun, Nalini, Jaishankar, J. V. Somayajulu
Music by V. S. Narasimhan
Edited by V. T. Vijayan
Production Kalaippuli Films International
Distributed by Kalaippuli Films International & V Creations
Release date 20 September 1985
Running time 138 minutes