- Country: India
- Genres: Crime, Drama
- Release: 1987-07-30
- Director: Mani Ratnam
- Writers: Balakumaran , Rajasri
- Language: Tamil | Hindi | English | Telugu
- Stars: Kamal Haasan , Saranya Ponvannan , Delhi Ganesh , Janagaraj
- Runtime: 145 min
- Awards: 6 wins.
- AKA: Герой , Nayagan (India) , ナヤカン/顔役 (Japan) , Nayakan (India) , Velu Nayakan (India) , Nayakan , Nayakudu (India)英雄 (China)
- Plot: A small boy (Ratnavelu) from Tamilnadu sees his father, a labor leader, killed in cold blood by a policeman. He kills the policeman and runs away to the city of Bombay. From there, the story traces his ascent to become a mafia chief (Velu Naicker).
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