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Irumbu Pookkal

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Irumbu Pookkal
Directed byG. M. Kumar
Written byG. M. Kumar
Produced byR. Pushpa
Edited byShyam
Music byM. S. Viswanathan
Pushphalayam Movies
Release date
  • 16 February 1991 (1991-02-16)
Running time
120 minutes

Irumbu Pookkal (transl. Iron Flowers) is a 1991 Indian Tamil-language crime film written and directed by G. M. Kumar. The film stars Karthik and Pallavi. It was released on 16 February 1991,[1] and failed at the box office.[2]



A military commander who had lost his leg in the battle had returned to his village. When his wife received the letter announcing his supposed death, she committed suicide. His children, cousin, and he asked the village politician for a signature in order to receive a pension, but the corrupted politician refused until his cousin agreed to spend the night with him. His cousin then committed suicide as He was killed there by police officers. Dharma, his son, exacted revenge on the police officer by killing him. He was then imprisoned and grew up there.

In prison, Dharma becomes a famous singer, while his sister becomes a reporter. K. Balasubramaniyam, a well-known politician, attempts to become a minister. His party's shortcoming was a lack of female voters. So he arranges a conference with his female members, and then manages to kill and rape them by the supporters of the ruling party. He then publicly blamed the ruling party for the crime. During the encounter, Dharma's sister was also raped. Balasubramaniyam thereafter easily wins the election. Chitra, a feminist journalist and the only witness to the massacre, seeks vengeance with the assistance of Dharma.





According to Kumar, Irumbu Pookkal was "chopped mercilessly" by the censor board.[3]



The music composed by Ilaiyaraaja and M. S. Viswanathan.[4][5]

Song Singer(s) Composer Lyrics Duration
"Eyzhai Unakku" A. R. Sheik Mohammed M. S. Viswanathan Kamakodiyan 3:47
"Muththaana Muththam" K. S. Chithra, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 4:41
"Naanum Kooda" Mano Ilaiyaraaja Gangai Amaran 4:23
"Rettai Kuruvi" Mano, P. Susheela 4:39


  1. ^ "Irumbu pookkal ( 1991 )". Cinesouth. Archived from the original on 29 October 2006. Retrieved 25 December 2012.
  2. ^ tamil (19 August 2021). "தார தப்பட்டை ஜி எம்.குமார் இயக்கிய திரைப்படங்கள்.!". Tamil360newz.com (in Tamil). Archived from the original on 31 August 2023. Retrieved 31 August 2023.
  3. ^ Rao, Subha J. (7 January 2016). "Back in focus in Bala's film". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 30 July 2021. Retrieved 23 February 2023.
  4. ^ "Irumbu Pookkal (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) – Single by Ilaiyaraaja". Apple Music. 21 December 1984. Archived from the original on 23 February 2023. Retrieved 23 February 2023.
  5. ^ "Irumbu Pookkal Tamil Film Audio Cassette by Ilayaraaja". Mossymart. Archived from the original on 23 February 2023. Retrieved 23 February 2023.