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Kaatrinile Varum Geetham

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Kaatrinile Varum Geetham
Directed byS. P. Muthuraman
Written byPanchu Arunachalam
Produced byS. Bhaskar
StarringR. Muthuraman
Edited byR. Vittal
N. Damodharan
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Vijayabhaskar Films
Release date
  • 26 January 1978 (1978-01-26)

Kaatrinile Varum Geetham (transl. The song wafts into the air) is a 1978 Indian Tamil-language film, directed by S. P. Muthuraman and written by Panchu Arunachalam. The film stars R. Muthuraman and Kavitha. It was released on 26 January 1978.[1]


Mohan loves Kamini but her father kills her after learning about their relationship. Distressed, he goes on a trip where he meets Rosy, a lookalike of his former lover, and falls for her.



The film's plot is based on the prevailing research opinion that seven people in the world are alike. The filming was held at four different states Tamilnadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.[2] While filming a song at Mercara, cinematographer Babu realised that the sun could not be seen and shoot cannot be cancelled as most of the crew turned up on the sets. Since most of the place was foggy, he decided to shoot the song by showing the actress disappearing in white fog.[3]


The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja and lyrics were written by Panchu Arunachalam.[4] The film marked the first collaboration between S. P. Muthuraman and Ilaiyaraaja. Voice overlapping technology was used in this film.[2] The song "Oru Vanavil Pole" is set to Yamunakalyani raga.[5] The song "Chithirai Sevvanam" is based on Tilang raga.[6] Ilaiyaraaja later reused "Chithirai Sevvanam" as "Chukkalu Temmanna" for the Telugu film April 1 Vidudala.[citation needed]

Song Singers
"Chithirai Sevvanam" P. Jayachandran
"Kanden Engum" S. Janaki
"Kanden Engum" (Pathos) Vani Jairam
"Kannil Minnum" Vani Jairam
"Oru Vanavil Pole" P. Jayachandran, S. Janaki


Ananda Vikatan rated the film 45 out of 100.[7] According to Muthuraman, the film failed at the box-office as audiences could not grasp the concept.[3]


  1. ^ "Katriniley Varum Geetham ( 1978 )". Cinesouth. Archived from the original on 21 August 2004. Retrieved 29 October 2022.
  2. ^ a b Muthuraman 2017, p. 186.
  3. ^ a b "பிரச்னைகள் ஆயிரம்!" [Thousand problems!]. Kalki (in Tamil). 22 June 1980. pp. 14–15. Archived from the original on 3 April 2023. Retrieved 3 April 2023 – via Internet Archive.
  4. ^ "Kaatrinile Varum Geetham Tamil Film EP Vinyl Record by Ilayaraja". Mossymart. Archived from the original on 4 June 2021. Retrieved 26 June 2022.
  5. ^ Sundararaman (2007) [2005]. Raga Chintamani: A Guide to Carnatic Ragas Through Tamil Film Music (2nd ed.). Pichhamal Chintamani. p. 151. OCLC 295034757.
  6. ^ Karthik (13 January 2024). "Milliblog Weeklies, Week 236 - January 14, 2024". Milliblog. Archived from the original on 14 January 2024. Retrieved 21 February 2024.
  7. ^ "காற்றினிலே வரும் கீதம்". Ananda Vikatan (in Tamil). c. 1978. Archived from the original on 11 December 2023. Retrieved 11 December 2023 – via Internet Archive.


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