Home >> Movies >> Pagal Nilavu

Pagal Nilavu Movie Details

Pagal Nilavu
Name: Pagal Nilavu
Censor Type: U
Running Time: 145 min
Genre: Drama
Release Date: June 5, 1985
Director: Mani Ratnam
Stars: RevathiRadhika SarathkumarSathiyaraj
Music Director: Ilaiyaraja
Producer: G. Thyagarajan

Reviews: 0 user
Check In

Pagal Nilavu Stills

Other Pagal Nilavu Stills

Recently Released Tamil Movies

Agni Devi 22-Mar-2019
Achamillai Achamillai 19-Mar-2019
Kee 16-Mar-2019
Ispade Rajavum Idhaya Raniyum 15-Mar-2019
Aadai 15-Mar-2019

Upcoming Tamil Movies

Sathuranga Vettai 2 28-Mar-2019
Kaathu Vaakula Rendu Kadhal 29-Mar-2019
Theal 29-Mar-2019
Jail 29-Mar-2019
Naan Seidha Kurumbu 29-Mar-2019

Popular TV Shows

Parichay - Nayee Zindagi Kay Sapno Ka
Sun TV
Vijay TV


Credited cast:
Murali Murali ...
Revathi Revathi ...
Sathiyaraj Sathiyaraj ...
Sarath Babu Sarath Babu ...
Robert Manohar
Radhika Sarathkumar Radhika Sarathkumar ...
Goundamani Goundamani ...
George Kutty
Nizhalgal Ravi Nizhalgal Ravi ...


Pagal Nilavu (English: The Afternoon Moon ) is a 1985 Tamil film directed by Mani Ratnam, featuring Murali, Revathi and Sathyaraj in the leading roles. It is about a carefree youth caught between his loyalty to a mafia don and his love for a cop's sister. The film's score and soundtrack were composed by Ilaiyaraaja, while the cinematography of the film was handled by Ramachandra Babu. Pagal Nilavu marked Mani Ratnam's entry into Tamil cinema, though the film became a failure at the box office.

Selvam (Murali) is an aimless youth in Muttam, Kanyakumari who, out of a sense of deep gratitude, ends up joining the gang of Devaraj aka Periyavar (Sathyaraj) and the complications which arise when he falls in love with Jyothi (Revathi), the sister of Robert Manohar (Sarat Babu) an honest and committed police inspector who is newly posted to the town. Periyavar pretty much runs the town and though he helps people in need, he is a diabolical kingpin who will not compromise on his hold of the town for anything. He wins Selvam’s undying loyalty when he helps him with money and power at a critical juncture to save his mother.

In this backdrop Robert takes charge and moves into the town with his sister and daughter. Being uncompromising in his morals, Robert is automatically drawn into a game of one-upmanship with Periyavar and his gang. He also consequentially cannot stand Periyavar’s chief henchman Selvam, and is consequentially drawn into continuous verbal and physical duels with him. Selvam meanwhile falls hook line and sinker to Jyothi (Revathi) and tries every trick in the book to woo her and eventually wins.   




Official Site:





Release Date:


Box Office


Rs.  (estimated)

Company Credits

Production Co:

G. Thyagarajan

Technical Specs


Pagal Nilavu Movie News

People who liked this also liked...

User Reviews

About Tamil Star, Tamil movies, Tamil Actors, Tamil Actresses, Tamil Cinema & Kollywood
© Copyright Tamil Star Inc, 1999-2019. All rights reserved. Entertainment and Information Portal, TamilStar.com  Privacy Policy | Terms & Conditions