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Directed by P.Vasu
Produced by S. Rajaram
Written by P. Vasu
Starring Sathyaraj
Ramya Krishnan
Ramesh Khanna
Music by Bharathwaj
Cinematography B. Kannan
Edited by P. Mohanraj
Mala Cine Creations
Release date
18 May 2001
Running time
138 minutes
Country India
Language Tamil

Asathal is a 2001 Tamil comedy film written and directed by P. Vasu. The film featured Sathyaraj and Ramya Krishnan in the leading roles. Produced by Mala Cine Creations and featuring music composed by Bharathwaj, the film was released on 19 May 2001. The movie is a remake of 1990 Malayalam movie Thoovalsparsham which was earlier remade in Telugu as Chinnari Muddula Papa and went on to be remade in Hindi as Heyy Babyy. Thoovalsparsham was itself was based on the 1987 English movie Three Men and a Baby which in turn was based on the 1985 French movie Three Men and a Cradle.



The film was produced by S. Rajaram, a theatre owner and film distributor under his production house Mala Cine Combines. He signed on P. Vasu to write and direct the comedy film, with the director collaborating with Sathyaraj again after several previous successful ventures. Scenes which showed the characters in a house were filmed in a bungalow at Neelankarai, Chennai.[1] Sathyaraj worked on Asathal alongside two other ventures Kunguma Pottu Gounder and the later-shelved Mr. Narathar.[2]


The music composed by Bharathwaj, while lyrics written by Gangai Amaran, Kalaikumar and Snehan.

No. Song Singers
1 Ithu Meiyya Poiyya Srinivas
2 Raja Vazhkai Endral Mano
3 Saainthaadu Anuradha Sriram
4 Shock Adicha Mathiri Ganga, Tippu
5 Velli Velli Mathappu P. Unnikrishnan


Malathi Rangarajan of The Hindu gave the film a mixed review, noting that "Certain scenes are too contrived - the aim is humour but they only tend to irritate", while adding "the screenplay is fast-paced, the dialogue is crisp, it is the story that lags behind".[3] Reviewer Balaji Balasubramaniam also gave the film a negative review, remarking that "Vasu has lost his touch and run out of ideas in comedies".[4] Another critic noted "A full-length comedy, the narration is fast-paced, the script crisp, and it manages to hold one's attention for the most part."[5]

The film's story later inspired Sajid Khan's 2007 Hindi comedy film Heyy Babyy which featured Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan.[6]