The movie is about a loyal servant, Muthu (Rajni), working for Zamindar Malayasimman (Sarath Babu) and the cunning plans by the uncle of Malasimman to capture the whole wealth which uncovers some mystery about Muthu.
My friends this is one of the best movies in Tamil Cinema especially the best style of Rajnikanth sir. This is a celebration of the time when he first became superstar and a trend setter. I don't know what is up with the reviewers of this movie. Sure this movie is set in the village but this is the best movie that is based in the village as nowadays village movies are not that great anymore. The story is nice and the plot was good. Sure there were some illogical parts but come on its a superstar movie. Ramya Krishnan just stole the show I mean her performance was amazing and she was the one of the highlights of this film. Soundarya was good as well especially her shyness and innocence. Nassar is good and Manivannan was quite funny. Senthil as usual his comedy is good and keeps the movie going. Abbas had an amazing presence as Padyappa's son in law and one of the best actors of the '90s and '00s. The whole supporting cast performed well as they really helped the main cast. Of course I couldn't forget about the one and only Sivaji Ganesan who had a memorable presence in this film especially as the father of Padayappa. It was a rare occasion to see even more than one superstar in one movie. To see Sivaji Ganesan as superstar of one generation and Rajnikanth the superstar of the next generation. A.R. Rahman gave the best songs and BGM for Superstar Rajnikanth's movie. This is among his best works and among the best music for Rajni sir among Ilayaraja, MS Viswanathan, and Deva.
Sivaji Ganesan even to this day is one of the best actors of all time. May his soul rest in peace. Soundarya was one of the most sought after actresses during the '90s and '00s may her soul rest in peace. Manivannan may his soul rest in peace.
Padyappa is among one of Rajnikanth's best movies. This is style done gracefully and not only a treat for Rajnikanth fans but a treat for Indian movie fans. I would definitely recommend this to a friend.
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