Iruvar (1997)

1997 | 158 minutes
Release date
14 Jan 1997
Running time
158 minutes
National Film Awards - 1997
Prakash Raj
Best Supporting Actor
National Film Awards - 1997
Santosh Sivan
Best Cinematographer

Iruvar is a 1997 Indian Tamil epic political drama film co-written, produced and directed by Mani Ratnam. The film, inspired by the lives of M. G. Ramachandran and M. Karunanidhi, is set against the background of cinema and politics in Tamil Nadu. It stars Mohanlal and Prakash Raj as friends turned political opponents, with Aishwarya Rai, Revathi, Gautami, and Tabu portraying the women in their lives.