Kovil (film)

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Directed by Hari
Produced by AM Rathnam
Written by Hari
Starring Silambarasan
Sonia Agarwal
Music by Harris Jayaraj
Cinematography Priyan
Edited by V. T. Vijayan
Sri Suriya Movies
Distributed by Sri Satya Sai Movies
Release dates
January 14, 2004
Running time
148 minutes
Language Tamil

Kovil (Tamil: கோவில்; English: Temple) is a Drama Tamil language film released in 2004. It starred Silambarasan and Sonia Agarwal in the lead roles. It was dubbed into Telugu as Rudrudu.


Unending caste discrimination surrounds Puliangulam and Vepangulam villages to such an extent that small incidents lead to shedding of blood to very large extents. Under such circumstances, Sakthivel (Simbu), son of Puliangulam Periyasamy (Raj Kiran), falls in love with Angel Devi (Sonia Agarwal), daughter of Vepangulam Soosai (Nazar). As Soosai comes to know of the issue and that his daughter is also in love with Sakthivel, he opposes the affair and decides to send Angel to a convent to become a Nun. Unable to disobey her father’s words, Angel decides to let go her love and become a nun. She does not change her mind, even after everyone comes to know the truth that she is not Soosai’s real daughter. Just as arrangements are made for the final procedures for her to become a nun, there comes an opposition following which the story tells whether the two lovers unite.

This movie was shot fully in Nagercoil, Kanyakumari district.



One of the high points of the film is cycle race where hero Silambarasan and villain Sathyan take part. There are 3 fights in the film, but they've been very realistically picturised, says the director. The entirely village-based subject has been shot at locations in Nagercoil, Kuttralam, Munnar among other places. Says Hari, "For the cycle race we shot, we collected about a 1,000 people for the scene. We took about five days to shoot. The total shooting for the film was wrapped up in 59 days".[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Hindu praised simbhu's performance as "restraint and maturity".[2]


The soundtrack comprises six songs composed by Harris Jayaraj. Lyrics written by Snehan (exceptions are noted). The soundtrack received positive reviews upon release and became a commercial hit.

Soundtrack album by Harris Jayaraj
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label Five Star Audio
Harris Jayaraj chronology
Kaakha Kaakha
Song title Singers
"Arali Vedayil Vidaitha" Palakkad Sriram
"Kadhal Panna" Kovai Kamala, Vadivelu, Tippu
"Puyalae Puyalae" Karthik, Mahathi
"Kokku Meenai Thinnuma" Shankar Mahadevan, Srilekha Parthasarathy
"Silu Silu Siluvena" Tippu
"Collegikku" (Lyrics by Na. Muthukumar) Karthik

Telugu Tracklist[edit]

Lyrics are written by Sahithi and Ponduri

Song title Singers
"Vishapu Vanilo" Narayana
"Gunde Ninda" Malgudi Subha, Murali
"Puvama Puvama" Murali, Sumangali
"Ravika Leni" Ranjith, Sumangali
"Kasi Kasiga" Harish Raghavendra
"Collegeki Podam" Ranjith

Box office[edit]

  • The film grossed $1 million at the box office.
  • The film was a hit.