Irumbu Pookkal

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Irumbu Pookkal
Irumbu Pookkal.jpg
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 Tamil-language crime film directed by G. M. Kumar. The film stars Karthik and Pallavi. The film, produced by R. Pushpa, had musical score by Ilaiyaraaja and M. S. Viswanathan and was released on 16 February 1991.[1]


A military officer (Prabhu), who lost his leg in the war, was back to his village. His wife committed suicide when she received the letter of his presumed death. His children, his cousin (Rekha) and he asked for a signature from the village politician for receiving a pension but the corrupted politician refused until his cousin accepted to spend a night with him. His cousin then committed suicide and he was sent to jail. There, the police officers killed him. His son Dharma took revenge on the police officer by killing him. He was then sent to jail and grew up there.

Dharma (Karthik) becomes a famous singer in jail while his sister becomes a reporter. K. Balasubramaniyam (Sathyajith), an infamous politician, tries to become a minister. His party weakness was the lack of women voters. So he arranges a meeting with his female members, he then manages to kill and rape them by the ruling party's supporters. He then publicly-accused the ruling party for committing this crime. Dharma's sister was also raped during the meeting. Thereafter, K. Balasubramaniyam wins widely the election. Chitra (Pallavi), a feminist journalist and the only witness of the massacre, tries to take revenge with the help of Dharma.



The film score and the soundtrack were composed by Ilaiyaraaja and M. S. Viswanathan. The soundtrack, released in 1991, features 4 tracks.[2][3][4]

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


  1. ^ "Filmography of irumbu pookkal". Retrieved 25 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Irumbu Pookkal Songs". Retrieved 25 December 2012.
  3. ^ "Irumbu Pookal". Retrieved 25 December 2012.
  4. ^ "Irumbu Pookal – Illaiyaraja". Retrieved 25 December 2012.