|Directed by||Kasthuri Raja|
|Produced by||V. Natarajan|
|Written by||Kasthuri Raja|
|Edited by||Ganesh Kumar|
|Pyramid Films International|
|Release date(s)||14 February 1997|
|Running time||145 minutes|
Ettupatti Rasa (English: King of eight villages) is a 1997 Tamil drama film film directed by Kasthuri Raja. The film features Napoleon, Kushboo and Urvashi in lead roles. The film, produced by V. Natarajan, had musical score by Deva and was released on 14 February 1997.
Singarasu (Napoleon), a braveman, protects the eight villages living thanks to the canal and he's an influential man. Palaniyamma (Urvashi) is crazy about Singarasu but Singarasu prefers her soft and sensitive sister Pandiyamma (Kushboo). Singarasu finally gets married with Pandiyamma.
Marimuthu's brother and Ponrasu's daughter are in love. Ponrasu (Ponvannan), the village chief, refuses for the wedding. So Singarasu decides to accommodate the lovers in his house and promises to unite them but later the young lovers commit suicide. So Marimuthu (Manivannan) and Ponrasu decide to take revenge on Singarasu. Singarasu, busy in his duty, neglects his wife and he is unable to understand her feelings. One day, Marimuthu tells lies about Singarasu to Pandiyamma and Pandiyamma commits suicide. All the villagers thinks that the killer is Singarasu. Palaniyamma decides to live with Singarasu and Singarasu develops a soft corner for Palaniyamma . When Singarasu decides to marry Palaniyamma, a woman explains him what happen before his late wife suicide. Pandiyamma was in fact killed by Ponrasu and Marimuthu. What transpires next forms the rest of the story.
- Napoleon as Singarasu
- Kushboo as Pandiyamma
- Urvashi as Palaniyamma
- Ponvannan as Ponrasu
- Manivannan as Marimuthu
- Vinu Chakravarthy as Pandiyamma and Palaniyamma's father
- Abitha as Ponrasu's daughter
- Charle as Mokkaiyan
- Kumari Muthu
- Sempuli Jagan
- Ram - Lakshman
The film has won the following awards since its release :
|Soundtrack album by Deva|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Deva. The soundtrack, released in 1997, features 7 tracks with lyrics written by Kasthuri Raja. "Panjumittai" was one of the famous songs from this film.
|2||'Ettupatti Rasa'||Napoleon, Swarnalatha||3:31|
|3||'Karikalai Puttikittu'||Manivannan, Kalpana||2:26|
|4||'Kaathu Adikkidhu'||Malaysia Vasudevan, S. Janaki||5:06|
|6||'Merku Seemaiyile'||Deva, Swarnalatha||5:21|
|7||'Panju Mittai'||Malaysia Vasudevan, S. Janaki||4:56|