Japanil Kalyanaraman

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Japanil Kalyanaraman
Japanil Kalyanaraman.jpg
Directed byS. P. Muthuraman
Produced by
  • Meena Panchu Arunachalam
  • Sethu Bhaskaran
Written byPanchu Arunachalam
Music byIlaiyaraaja
CinematographyT. S. Vinayagam
Edited byR. Vittal
C. Lancy
P. A. Art Productions
Distributed byP. A. Art Productions
Release date
  • 11 November 1985 (1985-11-11)

Japanil Kalyanaraman (Kalyanaraman in Japan) is a 1985 Tamil-language Indian comedy film directed by S. P. Muthuraman, starring Kamal Haasan and Radha in lead roles. A follow up to Kalyanaraman (1979), it is the first sequel film in Tamil cinema. It garnered mixed reviews and performed average business at the box office.


Raman (Kamal Haasan) is a journalist who exposes a smuggling and black money racket, which involves the high-profile (Major Sunderarajan) and his son Narendran (Sathyaraj), and is about to go public. The magazine is bought by Narendran overnight.

When Raman reveals that he is about to start his own magazine, he is beaten up by Narendran's men. After surviving miraculously, Raman, his son Arun (Master Tinku), and the spirit of the now-dead Kalyanaraman (also played by Kamal Haasan), travel to Japan to buy printing equipment and to show Arun around.

In the comedy side plot, Mayilsamy (Goundamani) and Muppaathaa (Kovai Sarala) win a lucky draw to visit Japan, guided by Munusamy (Chitra Lakshmanan).

Raman meets Radha (Radha), who is a waitress in a restaurant, and they gradually fall in love, with the efforts of Kalyanaraman and Arun. Meanwhile, Narendran also travels to Japan to get rid of Raman before he arrives back in India.

The movie ends with Raman helping to arrest Narendran and getting back together with Radha and Arun.



The film was a sequel to the 1979 film Kalyanaraman and it was the first Tamil film to have a sequel.[1][2] The film was entirely shot in Japan.[3] Buck Tooth for Master Tinku was designed by Dr. Janakiraman.[4]


Japanil Kalyanaraman
Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack
External audio
audio icon Audio Jukebox on YouTube

The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[5]

1."Appappoi Ammammoi"VaaliKamal Haasan4:23
2."Chinna Poo"VaaliS. Janaki4:42
3."Radhe En Radhe"VaaliM. Ramesh, S. Janaki5:33
4."Vaaya Vaaya"VaaliS. P. Balasubramanyam4:32
5."Kadhal Un Leelaiya"VairamuthuIlaiyaraaja4:24
6."Appappa Thithikkum"VairamuthuS. P. Balasubramanyam4:28
7."Theme Music"  2:45
Total length:30:47


Japanil Kalyanaraman was released on 11 November 1985.[6] The film failed commercially because, according to the director, "it lacked the freshness the original version had".[7] This movie dubbed into Telugu-language as Japan Ramudu, released on September 18, 1987.[8]


  1. ^ http://behindwoods.com/tamil-movie-news-1/jun-12-03/kamal-haasan-vishwaroopam-16-06-12.html
  2. ^ http://www.sify.com/movies/kollywood-s-franchise-factory-opens-news-tamil-mfzfiKjchchsi.html
  3. ^ http://www.sify.com/movies/vikram-to-sizzle-with-reema-shriya-news-tamil-ljtqJXeigahsi.html
  4. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/lf/2003/11/20/stories/2003112009260200.htm
  5. ^ "Japanil Kalyanaram Songs". raaga. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  6. ^ https://www.kamadenu.in/news/cinema/9442-japanil-kalyanaraman-33-years-1.html
  7. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/sequels-a-reliable-recipe-for-hit-films/articleshow/55992609.cms
  8. ^ https://ghantasalagalamrutamu.blogspot.com/2019/08/1977_26.html?m=1

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