For the 1985 Tamil movie of the same name, see Padikkadavan (1985 film)
Padikkadavan (English: Uneducated Man) is a 2009 Indian Tamil-language action-comedy film written and directed by Suraaj. It stars Dhanush, Tamannaah Bhatia, Vivek, Sayaji Shinde, Pratap Pothan, Suman and Atul Kulkarni in the lead roles and features a huge supporting cast in small pivotal and cameo roles. The film released on 14 January 2009 during Pongal receiving huge positive Response. The film was successful grossing ₹17 crore in Tamil Nadu and established Dhanush as one of top five saleable heroes of Tamil cinema then. Later the film was dubbed in Hindi as Meri Taqat Mera Faisla 2.
Radhakrishnan (Dhanush) alias Rocky is a 10th grade dropout youngster who is looked down upon by his father (Pratap Pothen), because of his sharp contrast to the rest of the family, who are well qualified in education. i.e., indirectly he gets a degree after his name.
So, earnestly he looks around by hovering around women's colleges to find a perfect girl for his mission. who work for Rami Reddy (Sayaji Shinde) who is a rival of Samarasimha Reddy (Suman).
Her father is Samarasimha Reddy (Suman) a notorious don in Andhra who prot home, where he realizes that another Thirunelveli rowdy Kasi Anandan (Atul Kulkarni), whose brother he accidentally kills in a flashback, has put price on his head. Kasi declares that if Rocky wins him in a hand-to-hand combat he will never be disturbed by him. Rocky accepts his deal and smashes Kasi down.The movie end
The soundtrack consists of fives songs composed by Mani Sharma.