Adisaya Piravi: A Fantasy Comedy Starring Rajinikanth
Adisaya Piravi is a 1990 Indian Tamil-language fantasy comedy film directed by S. P. Muthuraman and written by Panchu Arunachalam. It is a remake of the Telugu film Yamudiki Mogudu (1988). The film stars Rajinikanth, Kanaka, and Sheeba Akashdeep, while Nagesh, Jai Ganesh, Chinni Jayanth, Cho Ramaswamy, and Vinu Chakravarthy, among others, play supporting roles. It was released on 15 June 1990, and became a box office failure.
Kaalaiyan lives a poor lifestyle with his widowed mother. He falls in love with a girl called Sumathi, but because of his poor background, Sumathi's wealthy father Murukesh is not ready to accept him. Kaalaiyan also gets into hot water with Murukesh as he opposes his men who were planning to demolish some huts. Murukesh and his partner devise a plan to kill Kaalaiyan by tricking him into believing that he was going to marry him to Sumathi. The plan works, and they eventually succeed in killing him.
Kaalaiyan's spirit goes to the underworld and meets the Lord of Death himself, Yama. Kaalaiyan explains to Yama the whole ordeal and that his death was a mistake, so Yama transports him back to an identical body of a mild-mannered villager, Balu, whose life is threatened by his paternal uncle and aunt, who are trying to kill him. Reborn as Balu, he soon adapts to his new life, along with his new widowed mother and a sweetheart, Gauri. He also sets out to teach his uncle, Chinnasamy, aunt, and cousin Periyasaamy a lesson for their ill-treatment to him and his (new) mother.
Life goes on, and he has no memories of his old life until one day Murukesh, who was an old friend of Chinnasamy, comes to visit them. Seeing him, Balu remembers his previous life and immediately goes to his previous place, where he finds Murukesh's goons attacking the area. Upon seeing him alive, they all are astounded and flee from the place. He then explains to his biological mother and Sumathi the whole story of how he was killed and reincarnated.
Meanwhile, Gauri comes searching for Balu to Chennai, and hilarity ensues as Balu/Kaalaiyan struggles to manage both lovers. Balu, with help of Chitragupta, plans his revenge on Murukesh and his partner by outdoing him in wealth and humiliate them, but when Balu's relatives also arrive to Chennai, the whole confusion is revealed, and Murukesh captures both the families of Kaalaiyan and Balu and tries to kill him, but Balu/Kaalaiyan thwarts his plans and ultimately succeeds in his revenge.
Rajinikanth as Kaalaiyan/Balu
Kanaka as Gauri
Sheeba Akashdeep as Sumathi
Nagesh as Chitragupta
Jai Ganesh as Murukesh
Chinni Jayanth as King Kong
Cho Ramaswamy as Vichitra Gupta
Vinu Chakravarthy as Yamadharma
Bharat Gopy as Balu's uncle Chinnasamy
Vijayalalitha as Balu's aunt
Sudhakar as Balu's cousin Periyasaamy
S.N. Parvathi as Kaalaiyan's mother
V.K. Ramasamy as Sumathi's grandfather
Kamala Kamesh as Sumathi's grandmother
Rambha as Madhavi (special appearance)
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