|Directed by||Kasthuri Raja|
|Written by||Kasthuri Raja|
|Produced by||V. Natarajan|
|Edited by||Ganesh Kumar|
Pyramid Films International
|14 February 1997|
Ettupatti Rasa (English: King of eight villages) is a 1997 Indian Tamil drama film directed by Kasthuri Raja. The film features Napoleon, Khushbu and Urvashi in lead roles. The film, produced by V. Natarajan, had musical score by Deva and was released on 14 February 1997.
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.
- Napoleon as Singarasu
- Khushbu as Pandiyamma
- Urvashi as Palaniyamma
- Ponvannan as Ponrasu
- Manivannan as Marimuthu
- Vinu Chakravarthy as Pandiyamma and Palaniyamma's father
- Charle as Mokkaiyan
- Abitha as Ponrasu's daughter
- Sukanraj as Marimuthu's brother
- Sempuli Jagan
- K. Rajeshkumar
- Manangatti Subramaniam
- Roopa Sree in a guest appearance
- Vichithra in a guest appearance
- Fight masters Ram & Lakshman
The film has won the following awards since its release :
|Soundtrack album by|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Deva. The soundtrack, released in 1997, features 7 tracks with lyrics written by Kasthuri Raja. "Panjumittai" was one of the famous songs from this film.
|2||"Ettupatti Rasa"||Napoleon, Swarnalatha||3:31|
|3||"Karikalai Puttikittu"||Manivannan, Kalpana||2:26|
|4||"Kaathu Adikkidhu"||Malaysia Vasudevan, S. Janaki||5:06|
|6||"Merku Seemaiyile"||Deva, Swarnalatha||5:21|
|7||"Panju Mittai"||Malaysia Vasudevan, S. Janaki||4:56|