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Irattai Roja

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Irattai Roja
Directed byKeyaar
Screenplay byKeyaar
Story byBhoopathi Raja
Produced byK. C. Sekar Babu
CinematographyJ. A. Robert
Edited byS. Ramesh
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Devi Kamal Films
Release date
  • 5 April 1996 (1996-04-05)
Running time
127 minutes

Irattai Roja (transl.Two Roses) is a 1996 Indian Tamil-language film directed by Keyaar. The film stars Ramki, Urvashi, and Khushbu. It is a remake of the 1994 Telugu film Subhalagnam which was based on the American film Indecent Proposal (1993).[1][2] The film was released on 5 April 1996.[3]


Uma marries Balu, an honest civil engineer. Uma thinks that he is rich and receives a lot of bribes but it turns out, Balu is from a middle-class family like her. Uma is a miser and dreams to become rich. A few years later, they have two children. In the meantime, Priya, the daughter of Balu's boss Rajasekhar, falls in love with Balu and asks him to marry her unaware of Balu's marriage and his two children. Balu refuses to marry her as he was already married but she compels him. When Priya meets Uma, she offers her one crore rupees in exchange for marrying Balu. Uma immediately agrees and she starts forcing Balu for remarriage. Finally, Balu agrees with a heavy heart as Uma threatens to commit suicide. Soon, Balu also starts falling in love with Priya. Uma slowly realizes her mistake and wants to get Balu back. The rest of the story is what happens to Balu, Uma and Priya.




The film score and the soundtrack were composed by Ilaiyaraaja. The soundtrack, released in 1996, features 5 tracks with lyrics written by Vaali.[5]

Song Singer(s)
"Ada Enna Samsaram" Mano, Devie Neithiyar
"Arasana Nambi" Malaysia Vasudevan, K. S. Chithra
"Pombalainga Kaiye" Ilaiyaraaja, Arunmozhi
"Siruvaani Aathu" K. S. Chithra, Mano
"Unnai Padatha" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
"Unnai Vidamaaten" Bhavatharini, Mano


The Hindu wrote "That Mammon alone will not bring happiness is focused in Devikamal Films' Rettai Roja, a film in a light vein with touches of sentiment. The nucleus of this adult theme is based on Indecent Proposal, with a rich young lady buying the husband of a greedy woman and marrying him, while the wife slowly feels the pinches of acquired wealth, repents for her mistakes and regains her husband. This out of the way theme in a country where women are worshipped for their virtues is dealt with by director Kayar (A. Kothandaramaiah) without hurting the image of the distaff side."[6]


  1. ^ Vijiyan, K. N. (12 April 1997). "'Judaai' full of comedy and drama". New Straits Times. pp. Arts 4. Archived from the original on 10 June 2024. Retrieved 23 October 2023 – via Google News Archive.
  2. ^ "Telugu films remade in Bollywood". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 8 April 2020. Retrieved 20 September 2022.
  3. ^ "Irattai Roja ( 1996 )". Cinesouth. Archived from the original on 17 June 2004. Retrieved 20 September 2022.
  4. ^ "MORE INDIAN BEAUTIES". jayaramanganesh.tripod.com. Archived from the original on 24 October 2021. Retrieved 14 July 2023.
  5. ^ "Irattai Roja". JioSaavn. Archived from the original on 20 September 2022. Retrieved 20 September 2022.
  6. ^ "Cinema: Devaragam/Rettai Roja". The Hindu. 12 April 1996. Archived from the original on 21 December 1996. Retrieved 12 July 2023.

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