Nayakudu is a Telugu movie and it was directed by Mari Selvaraj. Actor Udhayanidhi Stalin and Keerthy Suresh play the lead role in this film. It is the Telugu version of a popular Tamil movie called ‘Maamannan‘. The movie also has Vadivelu and Fahadh Faasil playing important roles. Maamannan was a big hit in Tamil cinema.

This movie talks about big social and political issues like unfair treatment of different castes. People are excited and waiting for the release of the Telugu version, Nayakudu. The official trailer of Nayakudu has been released. The trailer got a lot of attention on social media.

Famous Telugu actor Mahesh Babu and director SS Rajamouli released the trailer of this film. In this film, Vadivelu and Udhayanidhi Stalin act as father and son. Fahadh Faasil plays a character who is rude and has negative views based on caste.


Release Date14 July, 2023
Star CastUdhayanidhi Stalin, Vadivelu, Fahadh Faasil, Keerthy Suresh
GenresDrama, Political, Thriller
DirectorMari Selvaraj
ProducerUdhayanidhi Stalin
CinematographerTheni Easwar
MusicA. R. Rahman
EditorSelva RK
Production companyRed Giant Movies
Distributed byAsian Multiplexes Pvt. Ltd., Suresh Productions


Nayakudu, played by Vadivelu, is a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA). He represents the oppressed Dalit community. Rathnavelu, played by Fahadh Faasil, is the district secretary of the same political party. However, Rathnavelu belongs to a superior community. Salem Sundaram, played by Azhagam Perumal, is Rathnavelu’s father.

In the story, Athiveeran, also called Veera, is the distant son of Maamannan (Nayakudu). Veera lives in Adimurai and works as a martial arts trainer. When he was a child, he was attacked by people from a powerful local community because of his caste. This incident deeply upset him, and he left home.

Rathnavelu, portrayed by Fahadh Faasil, has a rivalry mindset. He verbally attacks Maamannan for personal political reasons. The movie revolves around the exploitation of a community in Tamil Nadu. It focuses on situations that force a small community of people to have a strong leader.

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The movie successfully uses animals as symbols representing society. This adds significant depth to its story. Vadivelu playing a prominent role in the film surprises the audience.

The film is written and directed by Mari Selvaraj. He has beautifully developed the narrative. Udhayanidhi Stalin has produced the movie under his banner Red Giant Movies. The music is composed by the very talented AR Rahman.

The film distributed by Asian Multiplexes Pvt. Ltd. and Suresh Productions. The cinematography is done by Theni Eswar. The editing is handled by Selva RK.

The use of animal symbols, Vadivelu’s role, the direction, music, cinematography and editing have all contributed to making this a highly anticipated film that delves into societal issues with depth.



What is the release date of the Nayakudu movie?

The movie was released in theaters on 14 July 2023.

Who directed the Nayakudu movie?

The movie is directed by Mari Selvaraj.

Who are the main actors in the movie of Nayakudu?

‘Nayakudu’ main actors includes Udhayanidhi Stalin, Vadivelu, Fahadh Faasil, Keerthy Suresh

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