Raaj Kamal Films International

Indian film studio

Raaj Kamal Films International
Company typeFilm production
Film distribution
FounderHaasan Brothers
Key people
Kamal Haasan
ProductsMotion pictures

Raaj Kamal Films International is an Indian film production and distribution company founded and headed by Kamal Haasan. Raja Paarvai (1981) was the first film to be produced by them under the banner "Haasan Brothers" before renaming it to Raaj Kamal Films International.[1]


Films produced

Title Year Language Director Cast Synopsis Ref.
Raja Paarvai 1981 Tamil Singeetam Srinivasa Rao Kamal Haasan, Madhavi, Y. G. Mahendra, L. V. Prasad A blind violinist who falls in love with a rich girl and ends up facing many difficulties. [1]
Amavasya Chandrudu Telugu [2]
Vikram 1986 Tamil Rajasekhar Kamal Haasan, Sathyaraj, Amjad Khan, Dimple Kapadia, Ambika, Lissy Agent Vikram fights a lone battle to recapture the nuclear-capable Ballistic missile from a dangerous criminal, who plans to destroy India's capital New Delhi.
Kadamai Kanniyam Kattupaadu 1987 Tamil Santhana Bharathi Sathyaraj, Geetha, Jeevitha, Nassar, Captain Raju An honest and straightforward Tamil Nadu police officer spends his life tackling crime.
Sathya 1988 Tamil Suresh Krissna Kamal Haasan, Amala, Rajesh, Nassar A young man, frustrated with unemployment in India, ends up becoming a henchman and works up to become a political leader, who has his own agenda.
Apoorva Sagodharargal 1989 Tamil Singeetam Srinivasa Rao Kamal Haasan, Gautami, Rupini, Srividya Two twins, one circus midget and one mechanic, discover that their father was an honest police officer who was killed by four criminals, and plot to take revenge.
Thevar Magan 1992 Tamil Bharathan Kamal Haasan, Sivaji Ganesan, Revathi, Gautami, Nassar A youngster, who studied in London, is suddenly forced to take up the role of village chieftain role after the death of his father.
Magalir Mattum 1994 Tamil Singeetam Srinivasa Rao Revathi, Urvashi, Rohini, Nassar Three working women come together to stop the lecherous ways of their boss.
Sathi Leelavathi 1995 Tamil Balu Mahendra Kamal Haasan, Ramesh Arvind, Heera, Kalpana, Kovai Sarala Arun, a married man, has an affair with Priya as he dislikes his wife Leelavathi, who is plain-looking and overweight. When she discovers Arun's affair, she plots with Dr Sakthivel to win Arun back.
Kuruthipunal 1995 Tamil P. C. Sreeram Kamal Haasan, Arjun, Nassar, Gautami, Geetha A police officer with familial obligations battles to curb terrorism in the country.
Drohi Telugu
Chachi 420 1997 Hindi Kamal Haasan Kamal Haasan, Tabu, Amrish Puri, Om Puri A man dresses up a nanny to spend more time with his estranged daughter. [3]
Hey Ram 2000 Tamil, Hindi Kamal Haasan Kamal Haasan, Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukerji, Hema Malini, Atul Kulkarni Saket Ram joins a movement to kill Mahatma Gandhi for apparent treachery against Hindu-dominated India. [4]
Nala Damayanthi 2003 Tamil Mouli Madhavan, Geetu Mohandas, Shruthika A naive Indian cook finds himself having to marry a native of Australia to stay in the country. [5]
Virumaandi 2004 Tamil Kamal Haasan Kamal Haasan, Abhirami, Napoleon, Pasupathy Two prisoners explain the same incident from their different point of view to a reporter. [6]
Mumbai Xpress 2005 Tamil, Hindi Singeetam Srinivasa Rao Kamal Haasan, Manisha Koirala, Nassar A deaf bike rider is forced to kidnap the son of a financier but ends up kidnapping the wrong child. [7]
Eenadu 2009 Telugu Chakri Toleti Kamal Haasan, Venkatesh, Ganesh Venkatraman, Bharath Reddy An anonymous caller informs a police commissioner about the bombs he has planted in the city. [8]
Unnaipol Oruvan 2009 Tamil Chakri Toleti Kamal Haasan, Mohanlal, Ganesh Venkatraman, Bharath Reddy [9]
Vishwaroopam 2013 Tamil Kamal Haasan Kamal Haasan, Rahul Bose, Pooja Kumar, Andrea Jeremiah A secret RAW agent poses as an effeminate dancer to unearth the secrets of terrorists. [10]
Hindi [11]
Uttama Villain 2015 Tamil Ramesh Aravind Kamal Haasan, K. Balachander, K. Viswanath, Andrea Jeremiah, Pooja Kumar A famous actor, who has been diagnosed with brain cancer, decides to act in a fantasy-comedy film directed by his mentor for his last film. [12]
Thoongaa Vanam 2015 Tamil Rajesh Selva Kamal Haasan, Prakash Raj, Trisha, Kishore A police officer finds himself having to save his kidnapped son and bust a drug cartel in the course of a single night. [13]
Cheekati Rajyam 2015 Telugu Rajesh Selva Kamal Haasan, Prakash Raj, Trisha, Kishore [14]
Vishwaroopam II 2018 Tamil Kamal Haasan Kamal Haasan, Rahul Bose, Pooja Kumar, Andrea Jeremiah A former Indian army officer is sent undercover to infiltrate a terrorist group and help rescue hostages. [15]
Hindi [16]
Kadaram Kondan 2019 Tamil Rajesh Selva Vikram, Akshara Haasan, Abi Hassan A young doctor is forced to team up with a criminal after his wife is kidnapped in Kuala Lumpur. [17]
Vikram 2022 Tamil Lokesh Kanagaraj Kamal Haasan, Vijay Sethupathi, Fahadh Faasil A members of a black ops team must track and eliminate a gang of masked murderers. [18]
Amaran 2024 Tamil Rajkumar Periasamy Sivakarthikeyan, Sai Pallavi [19]
STR48 2024 Tamil Desingh Periyasamy Silambarasan [20]
Thug Life 2024 Tamil Mani Ratnam Kamal Haasan, Silambarasan, Trisha

Films distributed

In addition to the films produced by Raaj Kamal films since 1981, the following films from other banners were distributed by the company:

No. Year Film Language Notes
1 1986 Hare Radha Hare Krishna Tamil Released Tamil dubbed version
2 1991 Gunaa Tamil
3 1995 Paasavalai Tamil Released Tamil dubbed version
4 1996 Avvai Shanmughi Tamil
5 1998 Kaathala Kaathala Tamil
6 2002 Pammal K. Sambandam Tamil
7 2002 Panchatanthiram Tamil
8 2005 Rama Shama Bhama Kannada Remake of Sathi Leelavathi

Cancelled projects


S.no Ceremony Year Category Nominee Result
1 National Film Awards 1992 National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil Thevar Magan Won
2 Tamil Nadu State Film Awards 1992 Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Film Thevar Magan Won
3 Filmfare Awards South 1989 Filmfare Award for Best Film – Tamil Apoorva Sagodharargal Won
4 Cinema Express Awards 1989 Cinema Express Award for Best Film – Tamil Apoorva Sagodharargal Won
5 1992 Cinema Express Award for Best Film – Tamil Thevar Magan Won
6 1995 Cinema Express Award for Best Film – Tamil Kuruthipunal Won
7 Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (South Korea)[21] 2004 International Award for Best Asian Film Virumaandi Won
8 Los Angeles Independent Film Festival 2015 Best Film Uttama Villain Won


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  3. ^ site admin (29 December 1997). "Fun all the way | IndiaToday". Indiatoday.intoday.in. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  4. ^ site admin (28 February 2000). "High drama | IndiaToday". Indiatoday.intoday.in. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Nala Damayanti". The Hindu. 13 June 2003. Archived from the original on 2 September 2003. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  6. ^ ""Virumaandi"". The Hindu. 23 January 2004. Archived from the original on 6 March 2004. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Review : Mumbai Xpress (2005)". Sify.com. 15 April 2005. Archived from the original on 28 February 2015. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
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  11. ^ "Review: Vishwaroop disappoints big time – Rediff.com Movies". Rediff.com. 1 February 2013. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  12. ^ "Uttama Villain: A superb core let down by lacklustre filmmaking". The Hindu. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  13. ^ "Thoongavanam: An okay thriller, with goodies for fans". The Hindu. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  14. ^ "Cheekati Rajyam: The night is sinister". The Hindu. 20 November 2015. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  15. ^ Menon, Vishal (10 August 2018). "'Vishwaroopam 2' review: too dialogue-heavy for an action thriller" – via www.thehindu.com.
  16. ^ Nair, Sreehari. "Vishwaroop 2 Review: Slowest thriller ever made". Rediff.
  17. ^ S, Srivatsan (19 July 2019). "'Kadaram Kondan' review: Vikram cakewalks through this quite engaging thriller" – via www.thehindu.com.
  18. ^ The Hindu Net Desk (7 November 2020). "Kamal Haasan's 'Vikram' teaser is all swagger and style" – via www.thehindu.com.
  19. ^ "kamal-haasan-collaborates-with-sivakarthikeyan-for-his-next-". indianexpress.com. 15 January 2022. Retrieved 10 March 2023.
  20. ^ "Actor Simbu To Appear In Kamal Haasan's Next Production, Check Details". News18. 6 March 2023. Retrieved 9 March 2023.
  21. ^ "Virumandi wins at Puchon Film Fest". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 30 July 2004. Archived from the original on 21 September 2004. Retrieved 22 January 2011.

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