Thevar Magan (Son of Thevar) [Thevar literally meaning ” in Sanskrit” King(royal lineage title are a Kshatriya warrior group,collectively forms the Mukkulathor – meaning: people of the three clans). Mukkulathors are a group of Tamil aristocratic warrior/martial people,[native to the Tamil Nadu India. The Mukkulathors descended from the three royal lineage namely Cholas, Pandyans and Cheras.]
Thevar magan is a 1992 Indian Tamil-language drama film directed by Bharathan. The film stars Sivaji Ganesan, Kamal Haasan, Revathi, Gouthami and Nassar in pivotal roles. The film’s soundtrack album and background score were composed by Ilaiyaraaja while the cinematography was handled by P. C. Sriram. The film’s script was written by Kamal Haasan who also produced the film along with his brother Chandra Haasan under the production company Raaj Kamal Films International.
The film tells the story of Sakthivel who returns home to meet his father Periya Thevar who is a respected village chieftain to marry his girlfriend. Sakthivel comes to know that the villagers are facing huge problems due to his father’s stepbrother and his nephew. After the death of his father, Sakthivel takes over the duty of his father. Rest of the film is about how Sakthivel solves the problems of villagers.
The film was chosen by India as its entry for the Best Foreign Language Film for the 65th Academy Awards, but was not nominated. The film won five National Film Awards, including the Best Tamil Film Award, Best Supporting Actress Award (Revathi), and a Special Jury Award (Sivaji Ganesan).
The film was released on 25 October 1992 and became a blockbuster among 1992 Deepavali releases and completed 200-days run at the box office. The film was dubbed into Telugu under the title Kshatriya Putrudu. It was later remade into the Hindi film Virasat (1997) by Priyadarshan and in Kannada as Thandege Thakka Maga (2006) by S. Mahendar. The crucial emotional core of the movie about a reluctant son ascending a throne full of thorns.