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Eyarkai DVD cover.jpg
DVD cover
Directed by S.P.Jananathan
Produced by V. R. Kumar
G. Natarajan
Written by S. P. Jananathan
(Story & Dialogue)
Screenplay by N. Kalyanakrishnan
Starring Shaam
Arun Vijay
Seema Biswas
Kutti Radhika
Chinni Jayanth
Music by Vidyasagar
Cinematography N.K.Ekambaram
Edited by N. Ganesh Kumar
V. T. Vijayan
(editing supervisor)
Prisam Films
Distributed by Prisam Films
Release dates
  • 21 November 2003 (2003-11-21)
Country India
Language Tamil

Iyarkai(English Translation: Nature) is a 2003 Tamil film romance-drama co written and directed by S. P. Jananathan and produced by V. R. Kumar, A.E.Gunasekaran and G. Natarajan for Prisam Films. The film stars Shaam, Arun Vijay, Kutti Radhika and Seema Biswas. This film was a low-budget production and the soundtrack was composed by Vidyasagar. This love story is set against the backdrop of a lost ship on an island. It enjoyed relative success in the Kollywood box office. The soundtrack was a great hit but most importantly, the film won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil for 2003, competing with Virumaandi and Pithamagan as that year's submissions. This movie is loosely based on Dostoyevsky's "White Nights".


Iyarkai is a familiar love triangle that plays out in unfamiliar surroundings. It revolves around a girl and the two men who love her but by placing the happenings in a port town of Rameswaram, the director manages to give the proceedings a fresh feeling.

Marudhu (Shaam), an orphan and sailor, lands in Rameswaram and decides to give up his sailing life and settle down there. He develops a liking for Nancy (Radhika), who sells fruits and other items to sailors on ships that have arrived at the port. But Nancy still holds a candle for the captain of a ship that docked there three years ago. The captain (Arun Vijay) had promised her that he would return in a year but three years later, Nancy has still not given up hope.

She is in a dilemma whether to choose the captain or Marudhu and finally selects the former leaving mixed feelings of joy and sorrow.

  • Editing:- N. Ganesh Kumar
  • Producer:- V. R. Kumar, A.E.Gunasekaran and G. Natarajan
  • Action Co-Originator:-Vikram Dharma
  • Production Designer:- Sabu Cyril
  • Art Director:- V. Selvakumar
  • Studio Prisam Films


Music : Vidyasagar

Song Title Singers
"Pazhaya Kural" Sujatha Mohan
"Iyarkai Thaaye" Karthik, Srivarthini
"Kaadhal Vandhaal" Tippu, Manikka Vinayagam
"Alaiye Alaiye" Shankar Mahadevan
"Seetu Kattu" Karthik, Manikka Vinayagam