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Dharmathin Thalaivan (1988)
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Dharmathin Thalaivan (1988)
Original name: தர்மத்தின் தலைவன்
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Dharmathin Thalaivan is a 1988 Tamil-language Indian feature film directed by SP. Muthuraman, starring Rajnikanth, Prabhu Ganesan, Charlie, Nassar, Captain Raju, Kushboo, Suhasini and Vijayachanddrika. The film is the remake of Amitabh Bachchan-Randhir Kapoor starrer Kasme Vaade.
Plot: love, student, criminal, family relations, kidnapping, smuggling, professor, murder, blood, loss of loved one, death of brother, brother brother relationship, tragic event, doppelganger, loss of brother, injury

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Country: India
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Country: India
Duration: 156 min.
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Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 155 min.
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Country: India
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Country: India
Duration: 147 min.
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