Padayappa - 1999
Padayappa interesting facts:
Padayappa's story was taken in part from the historical Tamil novel, Ponniyin Selvan, by Kalki Krishnamurthy. Neelambari's character is based on Nandini, a vengeful character in the novel.
At one point, the makers were considering naming the film Neelambari but due to fear of potential protests from fans of Rajinikanth, the original title, Padayappa was retained.
From this film onwards, it has become necessary for Rajinikanth to wear a wig to cover his balding scalp.
Although he had another film released in 2000, 'Padaiyappa' is the last film Sivaji Ganesan acted in.
|Filmfare Awards South||46th Filmfare Awards South||Best Actress – Tamil||Ramya Krishnan||Won|
|Tamil Nadu State Film Awards||Tamil Nadu State film Awards – 1999||Best Film (first prize)||K. S. Ravikumar||Won|
|Best Actress (Special Prize)||Ramya Krishnan||Won|
|Best Male Playback Singer||Srinivas||Won|
|Best Make-up Artist||Sundaramoorthy||Won|
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