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Achchani poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byKaraikudi Narayanan
Based onAchchani (play)
Produced byKaraikudi Narayanan
Sethu Sundaram
StarringR. Muthuraman
S. A. Ashokan
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Release date
  • 4 February 1978 (1978-02-04)
Running time
110 minutes

Achchani (pronunciation ; transl. Axle) is a 1978 Indian Tamil-language drama film directed by Karaikudi Narayanan, starring R. Muthuraman, Lakshmi and S. A. Ashokan. It is based on the play of the same name. The film was released on 4 February 1978 and became a success.




The film is based on the play of the same name.[1]


The soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[2] The song "Thaalaattu" is set in the Carnatic raga known as Madhyamavati.[3] The song "Maatha Un Kovilil" was re-used in Naan Kadavul (2009).[4] Gangai Amaran who was assisting Ilayaraja at that time mentioned in an interview that it was inspired by "Awargi", one of the famous ghazals composed by Ghulam Ali.[5]

All lyrics are written by Vaali.

1."Athu Maathiram"Manorama, Malaysia Vasudevan3:25
2."Maatha Un Kovilil"S. Janaki4:53
3."Naan Azhaikkiren"P. Susheela3:18
4."Thaalaattu"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela3:05

Release and reception[edit]

Achchani was released on 4 February 1978,[6] and was commercially successful.[1]


  1. ^ a b "காரைக்குடி நாராயணன் பட அதிபர் ஆனார்: அச்சாணி படம் பெரிய வெற்றி". Maalai Malar (in Tamil). 22 June 2016. Archived from the original on 23 October 2016. Retrieved 22 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Achchani". JioSaavn. Retrieved 3 December 2019.
  3. ^ ராமானுஜம், ஜி. (14 June 2018). "ராக யாத்திரை 09: பொன்னூஞ்சல் ஆடும் ராகம்!". The Hindu (Tamil). Archived from the original on 3 December 2019. Retrieved 3 December 2019.
  4. ^ "டைரக்டர்களின் அன்டோல்டு ஸ்டோரி!". Ananda Vikatan (in Tamil). 27 January 2017. Archived from the original on 3 December 2019. Retrieved 3 December 2019.
  5. ^ Archived at Ghostarchive and the Wayback Machine: Awargi Ghulam Ali. YouTube.
  6. ^ "அச்சாணி". Dina Thanthi (in Tamil). 4 February 1978. p. 6.

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