Release dateJuly 7, 1983 (1983-07-07) CastRajnikanth, Sridevi Kapoor, V. K. Ramasamy, S. S. Chandran, Silk Smitha, Jaishankar Similar moviesRajinikanth appears in Adutha Varisu and Thambikku Entha Ooru
Adutha Varisu (English: Next Heir) is an Indian Tamil language film directed by S. P. Muthuraman, starring Rajinikanth, Sridevi, Silk Smitha and was released in 1983. It was remake of Hindi movie Raja Jani (1972) but also dubbed into Hindi as Chor Ke Ghar Chorni.
Rajinikanth plays the role of Kannan, a small-time bounty hunter who is enlisted by the crooked members of a royal zameen to find a girl to impersonate the lost heiress to the throne, so that they can usurp the zameen's wealth. Kannan comes across nomadic girl Valli (Sridevi) and trains her to act appropriately and introduces her as the lost heiress to the zameen's head, Rani Amma Rajalakshmi, who is the grandmother of the lost heiress. However, when he learns from Valli's adopted parents that Valli is truly the lost heiress, he sets out to protect her and Rani Amma from the crooked clan.
Rajinikanth as Kannan
Sridevi as Valli and Radha
Raveendran as Pratap
Silk Smitha as Usha
Senthamarai as Diwan
V. K. Ramasamy
C. L. Anandan
S. V. Ramadas
S. S. Chandran
Jaishankar as Jamindhar (Guest Role)
S. Varalakshmi as Rani Amma
LIC Narasimhan as Sundaram
S.R. Veeraraghavan as Dr. Gowtham
Music for the movie is scored by Ilaiyaraaja. The song "Aasai Nooruvagai" was one of the successful songs from the film set to raaga Vakulabharanam and it was remixed by Yuvan Shankar Raja for the film Kurumbu (2003).