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Sathyaraj to headline Narendra Modi biopic: Here are 5 films of the actor you need to watch now

Before we get to know more about Sathyaraj in Narendra Modi biopic, here is a list of his performances worth rewatching.

Sathyaraj to headline Narendra Modi biopic: Here are 5 films of the actor you need to watch now
Sathyaraj in Veetla Vishesham/Twitter

Last Updated: 05.09 PM, May 18, 2024


It's raining biopics in Tamil cinema. After Dhanush announced that he is starring in Ilaiyaraaja's biopic, another biographical film is in the making. Veteran actor Sathyaraj is all set to play the role of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his biopic. The announcement was made on Saturday.

Sathyaraj in the Narendra Modi biopic

It was announced earlier today that Sathyaraj will be playing the role of Narendra Modi in the upcoming biopic. However, the cast and crew of the film have not yet been revealed. It will be interesting to see how Sathyaraj, who once had played social reformist Periyar in the latter’s biopic, will be essaying Narendra Modi, the face of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party.

While curiosity indeed piques, as we wait for the makers to roll out new updates regarding the film, it gives us the perfect moment to stream some of the Sathyaraj-starrers on OTTplay Premium.

Veetla Vishesham - ZEE5

A still from Veetla Vishesham
A still from Veetla Vishesham

Veetla Vishesham is a 2022 comedy drama starring actors RJ Balaji, Sathyaraj, Urvashi, Aparna Balamurali and others. A remake of the Hindi film Badhaai Ho, the film revolves around a family with an adult son who finds out that his aged parents are expecting a child. The film was directed by RJ Balaji himself and opened to a positive reception.

Malabar Police - SunNXT


Malabar Police is a 1999 crime comedy drama written and directed by P Vasu. The film stars Sathyaraj in dual roles, along with Abbas, Khushbu and Mumtaj, among others. The film revolves around a couple who elope, only to have witnessed a minister's murder. There is also an officer, played by Sathyaraj, who is investigating the case.

Ricksha Mama - SunNXT

Ricksha Mama is a 1992 film directed by P Vasu and it stars Sathyaraj, Gouthami, Khushbu, Goundamani and others. The film revolves around a little girl whose mother died after giving birth. While she is brought up by her rich grandfather, she becomes close to a rickshaw driver without realising that he is her birth father.

En Bommukutty Ammavukku - Raj Digital

En Bommukutty Ammavukku is a remake of Fazil's Malayalam film Ente Mamattukkuttiyammakku. The film revolves around a couple who have a loving daughter. But when she dies in a tragic incident, they adopt a girl similar to her age. Problems come up when the adopted daughter's birth parents seek her out. The film stars Sathyaraj, Suhasini, Raghuvaran, Rekha and others.

Nanban – Disney+ Hotstar

A still from Nanban
A still from Nanban

Directed by Shankar, Nanban is a remake of Hindi film 3 Idiots. The film stars Vijay, Srikanth, Jiiva, Ileana D’Cruz, and Sathyaraj, among others. The film is set in an engineering college run by a strict principal and the arrival of one care-free student changes the situation of how education has to be perceived.

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