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Chembaruthi dvd.jpg
Official DVD Cover
Directed by R. K. Selvamani
Produced by Kovai Thambi
Written by R. K. Selvamani
John Amirtharaj (dialogues)
Starring Prashanth
Mansoor Ali Khan
Radha Ravi
Bhanumathi Ramakrishna
Music by Ilaiyaraaja
Cinematography Ravi Yadav
Edited by V. Udhayashankar
Motherland Movies
Distributed by Motherland Movies
Release date
17 April 1992
Country India
Language Tamil

Chembaruthi (lit.Hibiscus) is a 1992 Indian Tamil language film directed by R. K. Selvamani and starring Prashanth Thiagarajan, Mansoor Ali Khan, Nassar, Bhanumathi and Roja who made her debut as an actress.

The film was Super Hit at Box-office[1]. It was remade in Hindi as Aao Pyar Karen and unofficially remade in Bangladeshi Bengali as "Ontare Ontare" starred by Bangladeshi Superstar Salman Shah.



The film is a story about the love of two teenagers of different classes – Raja (Prashanth) who is settled in London the grand son of a rich business woman (Bhanumathi), comes to the Fisherman Village in India to see his grand mother. Chembaruthi (Roja) sister of a poor fisherman Pandy (Radha Ravi) who works in Bhanumathi house & the couple first see each other during Raja's birthday party & it is love at first sight for Raja. They meet often & their love grows leaps & bounds. The Grandmother wants Raja to marry the daughter ( Pinky- debutant Adeen Khan), of a rich Sea Food Exporter Murugan (Nasser). At the party they announce their interest of Raja with Pinky. Raaj realises that his relationship with the daughter of a poor fisherman is not taken kindly by his eccentric Grand Mother & when she comes to know Raja's love with Chembaruthi, she accuses Pandy, of using his sister's beauty & charm to trap Raja for his money. She even offers Pandy cash to have Chembaruthi stop seeing Raja. Pandy feels highly humiliated by this accusation & reciprocates by insulting Bhanumathi. Their talk enters a deadlock & spells doom for Raja & Chembaruthi's tender love. Bhanumathi engages Raja to the daughter of Murugan in order to establish business ties with her rich father. Murugan also engages his sister to another fisherman Kumar (Mansoor Ali Khan) But Raja & Chembaruthi run away from home. Bhanumathi announces a reward for anyone who can help find her grandson. Murugan decides that he wants the money. He & his goons find the lovers, kidnap & lock them up in a Boat. Raja fights his life out for Chembaruthi & saves her from being drowned in the sea. Bhanumathi realizes that their love is very strong & doesn't want to stand in the way of their happiness. She & Pandy accept their love and give their blessings to the union.


The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja. The lyrics were written by Vaali, Muthulingham and Piraisoodan.

Track Song Singer(s) Duration
1 "Sembaruthi Poovu" K. S. Chitra, Mano, Bhanumathi 04:52
2 "Chalakku Chalakku" S. Janaki, Mano 04:54
3 "Ada Vanjiram" Malaysia Vasudevan, Chorus 01:12
4 "Pattu Poove" S. Janaki, Mano 05.06
5 "Nadandhal" S. P. Balasubramaniam 05:04
6 "Nila Kayum" S. Janaki, Mano 04:49
7 "Kadalile Ezhugira" Ilaiyaraaja 05:01
8 "Kadile Thanimaiyile" Nagore E. M. Hanifa 05.06


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