Ettupatti Rasa

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Ettupatti Rasa
Ettupatti Rasa.jpg
Directed byKasthuri Raja
Written byKasthuri Raja
Produced byV. Natarajan
Edited byGanesh Kumar
Music byDeva
Pyramid Films International
Release date
  • 14 February 1997 (1997-02-14)
Running time
145 minutes

Ettupatti Rasa (pronounced [eʈʈupaʈʈi ɾaːsaː] transl. King of eight villages) is a 1997 Indian Tamil-language drama film directed by Kasthuri Raja[1] and produced by V. Natarajan. The film stars Napoleon, Khushbu and Urvashi.[2] It was released on 14 February 1997.[3][4]


Singarasu (Napoleon), a brave and influential man, protects the eight villages living next to the canal. Palaniyamma (Urvashi) is crazy about Singarasu, but Singarasu prefers her soft and sensitive sister Pandiyamma (Khushbu). Singarasu finally marries Pandiyamma.

Marimuthu's (Manivannan) brother (Sukanraj) and Ponrasu's (Ponvannan) daughter (Abitha) are in love. Ponrasu, the village chief, refuses for the wedding, so Singarasu decides to accommodate the lovers in his house and promises to unite them, but later the young lovers commit suicide. So Marimuthu and Ponrasu decide to take revenge on Singarasu. Singarasu, busy in his duty, neglects his wife and is unable to understand her feelings. One day, Marimuthu tells lies about Singarasu to Pandiyamma, and she commits suicide. All the villagers think Singarasu is the killer. Palaniyamma decides to live with Singarasu and he develops a soft corner for her. When Singarasu decides to marry Palaniyamma, a woman explains to him what happened before his late wife's suicide. Pandiyamma was in fact killed by Ponrasu and Marimuthu. What transpires next forms the rest of the story.



The music was composed by Deva, with lyrics written by Kasthuri Raja.[5] "Panjumittai" was one of the famous songs from this film.

Song Singer(s) Duration
"Bemasena" Deva 0:34
"Ettupatti Rasa" Napoleon, Swarnalatha 3:31
"Karikalai Puttikittu" Manivannan, Kalpana 2:26
"Kaathu Adikkidhu" Malaysia Vasudevan, S. Janaki 5:06
"Lovapazham" Manivannan 2:38
"Merku Seemaiyile" Deva, Swarnalatha 5:21
"Panju Mittai" Malaysia Vasudevan, S. Janaki 4:56


At the Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, Napoleon won the Special Prize for Best Actor.[6]


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  2. ^ "From 'Sakuntalai' to 'Game Over': Female friendships in Tamil cinema". The News Minute. 28 January 2020. Archived from the original on 17 March 2020. Retrieved 20 January 2023.
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  4. ^ "Ettupatti Rasa (Tamil)". Archived from the original on 5 December 2022. Retrieved 10 February 2023.
  5. ^ "Ettupatti Rasa". JioSaavn. November 2017. Archived from the original on 18 October 2022. Retrieved 20 January 2023.
  6. ^ "Tamilnadu Government Cinema Awards". Dinakaran. 27 November 1998. Archived from the original on 1 January 2008. Retrieved 20 January 2023.

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