Amman Kovil Kizhakale

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Amman Kovil Kizhakale
Amman Kovil Kizhakale poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed byR. Sundarrajan[1]
Written byR. Sundarrajan
Produced byPeter Selvakumar
S. P. Pazhaniappan
CinematographyRaja Rajan
Edited bySrinivas
Music byIlaiyaraaja
V. N. S. Productions
Release date
24 April 1986
Running time
140 minutes

Amman Kovil Kizhakale (transl. East side of Amman temple) is a 1986 Indian Tamil-language romantic drama film written and directed by R. Sundarrajan. It stars Vijayakanth and Radha. It was a commercial success.[2] All the songs in the film were composed by Ilaiyaraaja and were massive hits. Vijayakanth also won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil. It was remade into Telugu as Khaidi No. 786 (1988) and Kannada as Nammoora Hammera (1990).


Chinnamani (Vijayakanth) lives in a village along with his father and his friends. Chinnamani sings well and always performs during the village temple festivals. Kanmani (Radha) is a wealthy girl, and the only daughter of the village panchayat board president (Ravichandran), who is arrogant. Kanmani, who boasts of being rich enters into clashes with Chinnamani and she decides to take revenge on Chinnamani as Chinnamani does not respect her. She decides to learn music from Chinnamani and also pretends to love him and embarrasses him in front of everyone, which angers Chinnamani and he breaks Kanmani's car. Kanmani beats Chinnamani with whip as it was decided by the panchayat for punishing Chinnamani. Angered, Chinnamani marries Kanmani by tying the thaali around her neck immediately without her consent. Kanmani's mother (Srividya) tells the truth to Kanmani about Chinnamani.

Actually Chinnamani is the son of Srividya's elder brother (Vinu Chakravarthy), who is a wealthy man. Ravichandran worked under Vinu Chakravarthy and Srividya loved him. But Ravichandran takes all the properties from Vinu Chakravarthy after marrying his sister and sends him out of town. Also, Kanmani is the daughter of Ravichandran's illegitimate relationship with their house maid and Sri Vidya raised her as her own daughter.

Hearing this, Kanmani realizes her mistake and decides to live together with Chinnamani, but he does not believe her. Ravichandran decides to kill Chinnamani and sends a few thugs. Finally, Kanmani kills them and goes to jail. She returns after a few years where she finds Chinnamani as mentally disturbed person searching for Kanmani always. She unites with Chinnamani in the end.



Sundarrajan initially planned to direct this film with Rajinikanth and also with Murali however things didn't work out. After the success of Vaidehi Kathirunthal (1984), he decided to cast Vijayakanth and Radha.[3]


The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[4] All songs were massive hits. The song "Poova Eduthu" is set in Mayamalavagowla raga,[5] the song "Kaalai Nera" set in Abhogi raga.[6]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (mm:ss)
1 "Chinnamani Kuyile" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam Gangai Amaran 04:24
2 "Kada Veedhi" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 04:13
3 "Kalai Nera" (Duet) S. Janaki, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 04:49
4 "Kalai Nera" (Male) S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 04:21
5 "Oru Moonu Mudichaaley" Malaysia Vasudevan 04:36
6 "Poove Eduthu" P. Jayachandran, S. Janaki 04:31
7 "Un Paarvayil" (Duet) K. J. Yesudas, K. S. Chithra 04:07
8 "Un Paarvayil" (Male) K. J. Yesudas 04:07
9 "China mani



S. Janaki




Year Title Director Language Main Cast
1988 Khaidi No. 786 Vijaya Bapineedu Telugu Chiranjeevi, Bhanupriya
1990 Nammoora Hammera Peraala Kannada Ambreesh


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  5. ^ Mani, Charulatha (11 November 2011). "A Raga's Journey — The magic of Mayamalavagowla". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 29 August 2020.
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  8. ^ "Filmfare awards announced". The Indian Express. 17 July 1987. p. 5.

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