Kai Kodukkum Kai

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Kai Kodukkum Kai
Directed by J. Mahendran
Produced by Vijayakumar, R. Vijayachandran
Written by J. Mahendran
Story by Eeswarachandra
Music by Ilaiyaraja
Cinematography Ashok Kumar
Edited by
Sri Raghavendraas
Release date
15 June 1984
Country India
Language Tamil

Kai Kodukkum Kai is a 1984 Tamil film starring Rajinikanth and Revathy in the lead roles. It was remade from the Portmanteau Kannada film Katha Sangama and was an extended version of short story Munithayi which appeared in that film, Kai Kodukkum Kai was written and directed by J. Mahendran. The film was produced by Vijayakumar and R. Vijayachandran.


Revathi plays the role of a blind girl who is raped by the villain. Rajini, her husband, forgives her rapist. He leaves the place with revathi and goes on to a new life with her. Though the performance of Rajini was much appreciated, the movie turned out to be a family drama and was not received well by the fans. The movie was a box office disaster.



Actor Vijayakumar decided to produce a film with Rajinikanth as the lead actor. Rajinikanth suggested Mahendran be the director.[1] The film was an extended version of "Munithayi", the third segment of the 1975 Kannada Portmanteau film Katha Sangama by Puttanna Kanagal. Rajinikanth who played the antagonist role in the original played the hero in the remake.[1] Mahendran wrote the screenplay with slight changes in the script. Mahendran's routine crew Ilaiyaraaja, Ashok Kumar and the editing duo B. LeninV. T. Vijayan were recruited for the film.


The film was released on 15 June 1984.[1] In an interview to Maalai Malar, Vijayakumar, the film's co-producer, had mentioned that he was not satisfied with the climax of the film, as he felt the fans would not accept the Rajinikanth's lead pair getting raped. However, Mahendran was reluctant to change the climax that the original film had.[2]


The film's soundtrack and background score was composed by Ilaiyaraja while lyrics were written by Vaali, Pulamaipithan, Na. Kamarasan and Gangai Amaran.[1][3]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 Aaththa Peththaale Malaysia Vasudevan Vaali 04:28
2 Kannukkulle Yaaro S. P. Sailaja, P. Susheela Na. Kamarasan 04:20
3 Thaazham Poove Vaasam S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki Pulamaipithan 04:13
4 Paattha Padichapulle S. Janaki, Saibaba Gangai Amaran 04:08