Pudhalvan is a 1997 Indian Tamil-language action drama film directed by Selva Vinayagam, who had previously directed the films Kottai Vaasal (1992) and Aranmanai Kaavalan (1994). The film stars Ramki and Pragathi, with Vijayakumar, Jayanthi, newcomer Raghavi, Mohan Natarajan, S. N. Vasanth and Raja Raveendar playing supporting roles. It was released on 26 December 1997. The film was a remake of Telugu film Doshi Nirdoshi (1990).


Siva (Ramki) is an honest police inspector who was brought up by the judge Sathyamoorthy (Vijayakumar) when his mother died. Sathyamoorthy has two sons: Ramesh (S. N. Vasanth) and Raja (Raja Raveendar). The influential smuggler Mudaliar (Mohan Natarajan) often clashes with Siva and Sathyamoorthy. Siva and the jolly college student Priya (Pragathi) fall in love with each other, later they get married with Sathyamoorthy's blessing.


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    director Selva Vinayagam
    editor P. Venkateswara Rao
    genre action drama
    keywords college student kill married police inspector vijayakumar
    musicBy Deva
    producer P. Vijayagowri
    productionCompany Vijaya Gowri Films
    publisher P. N. R. Pictures
    theme action drama