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Deiva Vaakku

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Deiva Vaakku
DVD cover
Directed byM. S. Madhu
Screenplay byM. S. Madhu
Produced byT. Siva
CinematographyR. Ravi Shankar
Edited byG. Jayachandran
R. R. Ilavarasan
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Amma Creations
Release date
  • 11 September 1992 (1992-09-11)
Running time
130 minutes

Deiva Vaakku (transl. God's promise) is a 1992 Indian Tamil-language drama film directed by M. S. Madhu and produced by T. Siva, starring Karthik and Revathi. It is a partial remake of the Telugu film Sankeertana (1987).[1] The film was released on 11 September 1992.[2]


Amsaveni channels the voice of the Goddess in childhood. After water is found miraculously after a drought through her, the grateful villagers treat her like the Goddess. Her duplicitous elder brother Vallathar exploits his younger sister's powers to enrich himself. When Amsaveni falls in love with a misunderstood drunk-with-heart-of-gold Thambidurai, Vallathar is unhappy. He does not wish Amsaveni to marry Thambidurai due to the difference in status between the two and, more importantly, because after Amsaveni's marriage the source of his income will stop. So, Vallathar tries to prevent Thambidurai from marrying his sister.



The soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[3] The song "Indha Ammanukku Entha Ooru" is set to the raga Mohanam,[4] "Oorellam Saamiyaga" is set to Natabhairavi.[5] and "Valli Valli Ena" is set to Shivaranjani,[6][7]

Song Singer(s) Lyrics Duration
"Indha Ammanukku Entha Ooru" Ilaiyaraaja Vaali 4:53
"Katthuthadi Raakkozhi" Gangai Amaran 4:49
"Oorellam Saamiyaga" Jayachandran, S. Janaki 4:54
"Oru Paatale Solli" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam Vaali 4:58
"Valli Valli Enna" Ilaiyaraaja, S. Janaki 4:55


Malini Mannath of The Indian Express wrote, "Here the storyline is thin, the script is not that engaging, but the effective camera work [..] A superb performance by petite Revathi [..] saves the film from being run-of-the-mill".[8] K. N. Vijiyan of New Straits Times wrote, "This movie should be of special interest to those who frequently seek advice from temple mediums".[9] C. R. K. of Kalki praised Revathi's performance, but felt the hard work of many actors was wasted due to the cliched characters and incidents and concluded whether or not actors are tired of portraying same kind of roles again, audience are tired of it.[10]


  1. ^ "Tamil Movies Remake from Telugu – Part 1". Tamil Top 10. 31 March 2021. Archived from the original on 16 September 2022. Retrieved 16 September 2022.
  2. ^ "Deiva Vaakku ( 1992 )". Cinesouth. Archived from the original on 17 June 2004. Retrieved 16 September 2022.
  3. ^ "Deiva Vaaku (1992)". Raaga.com. Archived from the original on 5 October 2011. Retrieved 26 October 2011.
  4. ^ Sundararaman 2007, p. 132.
  5. ^ Sundararaman 2007, p. 150.
  6. ^ Sundararaman 2007, p. 165.
  7. ^ Mani, Charulatha (28 September 2012). "Sivaranjani for pathos". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 1 December 2017. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  8. ^ Mannath, Malini (11 September 1992). "Golden goddess". The Indian Express. p. 7. Retrieved 8 January 2019 – via Google News Archive.
  9. ^ Vijiyan, K. (3 October 1992). "This should interest those who seek mediums". New Straits Times. Archived from the original on 19 September 2022. Retrieved 16 September 2022 – via Google News Archive.
  10. ^ சி. ஆர். கே. (27 September 1992). "தெய்வ வாக்கு". Kalki (in Tamil). p. 41. Archived from the original on 31 March 2023. Retrieved 31 March 2023 – via Internet Archive.


  • Sundararaman (2007) [2005]. Raga Chintamani: A Guide to Carnatic Ragas Through Tamil Film Music (2nd ed.). Pichhamal Chintamani. OCLC 295034757.

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