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Auto Raja (1982 film)

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Auto Raja
Title card
Directed byK. Vijayan
Story byM. D. Sundar
Music byShankar–Ganesh
Ilaiyaraaja (1 song)
Santosh Art Films
Release date
  • 27 March 1982 (1982-03-27)
Running time
110 minutes

Auto Raja is a 1982 Indian Tamil-language film, directed by K. Vijayan. The film stars Vijayakanth, Jaishankar and Gayathri. It is a remake of the 1980 Kannada film of the same name with Gayatri reprising her role from the original.[citation needed] The film was released on 27 March 1982.[1]







The soundtrack was composed by Shankar–Ganesh and Ilaiyaraaja composed one song "Sangathil Paadatha", which he reused from Olangal.[2] The lyrics for all songs were written by Pulamaipithan. Except "Sangathil Paadatha" which was composed by Ilaiyaraaja, rest of the songs were composed by Shankar–Ganesh.[3][4]

Song Singer(s)
Sangathil Padatha Ilaiyaraaja, S. Janaki
Malare Enna Kolam S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
Kanni Vannam S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Vani Jairam
Oru Vargappuratchi T. M. Soundararajan
Kattilarai S. Janaki
Oosikkulle Malaysia Vasudevan & Chorus



Kalki wrote Thengai Srinivasan's acting overshadowed other actors in the film.[5]


  1. ^ "நட்சத்திர படப் பட்டியல்". Cinema Express (in Tamil). 1 December 2002. pp. 41–43. Archived from the original on 2 February 2024. Retrieved 2 February 2024.
  2. ^ "Multiple Versions of a Single Tune". musicquencher.com. Archived from the original on 6 October 2010. Retrieved 16 November 2023.
  3. ^ "Auto Raja Tamil Film LP Vinyl Record by Ilayaraja". Mossymart. Archived from the original on 8 October 2022. Retrieved 11 March 2022.
  4. ^ "Auto Raaja (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) – EP". Apple Music. 27 March 1982. Archived from the original on 22 February 2023. Retrieved 22 February 2023.
  5. ^ "ஆட்டோ ராஜா". Kalki (in Tamil). 11 April 1982. p. 39. Archived from the original on 9 February 2023. Retrieved 22 February 2023 – via Internet Archive.