Aranmanai Kili

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Aranmanai Kili
Aranmanai Kili.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRajkiran
Written byRajkiran
Produced byRajkiran
Edited byL. Kesavan
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Red Sun Art Creations
Release date
  • 16 April 1993 (1993-04-16)

Aranmanai Kili (transl. Palatial parrot) is a 1993 Indian Tamil-language romantic drama film written, produced and directed by Rajkiran in his directorial debut. He also stars as the male lead, with Ahana and Gayathri as the female leads. The film was released on 16 April 1993. It was remade in Telugu as Maa Voori Maaraju (1995),[1] and in Kannada as Neelakanta (2006).[2]


Raasaiyya is a servant of a rich family which belongs to Poongodi, who secretly loves him. While Chellamma, a poor girl, was kidnapped and forced into prostitution, Raasaiyya saves her and takes her to his village. It remains to be seen what fate has in store for the three of them.



Aranmanai Kili is the directorial debut of Rajkiran who also produced the film, wrote the script and starred as the male lead.[3][4][5] The film is the acting debut for Ahana and Gayathri; both were chosen from over 300 girls who auditioned. Cinematography was handled by Kichas.[4]


The soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja and lyrics were written by Vaali, Piraisoodan, Muthulingam and Ponnadiyaan.[6] Though the soundtrack has nine songs, only seven feature onscreen.[4]

Track Listing for Aranmanai Kili
No Title Singer(s) Lyrics Length
1. "Amman Kovil" Swarnalatha, Minmini Muthulingam 5:01
2. "Adi Poonguyile" Mano, Minmini Vaali 5:07
3. "Ramera Ninakkum" Ilaiyaraaja Piraisoodan 3:55
4. "Vaanmathiye" S. Janaki Vaali 5:05
5. "Nattu Vacha Roja" P. Susheela Piraisoodan 5:08
6. "Raasave Unnai Vida" S. Janaki Vaali 4:28
7. "Idhayame Poguthey" Krishnamoorthy Ponnadiyaan 4:59
8. "Rathiriyil Paadum" Arunmozhi, Minmini, Malaysia Vasudevan Vaali 4:53
9. "En Thaayenum Koil" Ilaiyaraaja Ponnadiyaan 4:53

Release and reception[edit]

Aranmanai Kili was released on 16 April 1993.[5] Malini Mannath wrote in The Indian Express, "The film-maker reportedly delayed the shooting as he had not found a suitable heroine. He could have waited a little longer!".[3] K. Vijiyin of New Straits Times wrote "Go and watch this movie with an open mind. You may then able to enjoy Aranmanai Kili".[4]


  1. ^ Chowdhary, Y. Sunita (5 June 2017). "Kanal Kannan: Fighting for fame". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 12 November 2020. Retrieved 14 June 2019.
  2. ^ Vijayasarathy, R G (22 December 2006). "Neelakanta: Time-pass ride". Archived from the original on 11 May 2021. Retrieved 14 June 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d Mannath, Malini (30 April 1993). "Caught in a bind". The Indian Express. p. 7. Retrieved 10 October 2020.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h Vijiyin, K. (22 May 1993). "It's more than a love story". New Straits Times. p. 39. Retrieved 14 June 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Aranmanaikili". The Indian Express. 16 April 1993. p. 4. Retrieved 14 June 2019.
  6. ^ "Aranmanai Kili (1993)". Archived from the original on 9 August 2014. Retrieved 14 June 2019.

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