Kanna Thorakkanum Saami

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Kanna Thorakkanum Saami
Kanna Thorakkanum Saami.jpg
VCD cover
Directed byR. Govindraj
Screenplay byK. Bhagyaraj
Story byDasari Narayana Rao
Produced bySulur Kalaipithan
CinematographyBaby Philips
Edited byS. Mani
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Gangai Amaran
Punitha Cine Arts
Release date
  • 18 April 1986 (1986-04-18)

Kanna Thorakkanum Saami (transl. Open your eyes, man) is a 1986 Indian Tamil-language film directed by R.Govindraj for Punitha Cine Arts. The film stars Sivakumar and Jeevitha. It was released on 18 April 1986.[1] The film was a remake of Telugu film Nenu Maa Aavida.


Sekar (Sivakumar) arrives in Chennai to attend an interview and lands the job. Distant relatives Venu (Cho Ramaswamy) and his wife Usha, help him get settled. He rents a room at Sooru Subbamma's (Manorama) house by lying that he's married and that his wife will join him at the end of the month. Subbamma insists on seeing a photograph of his wife and also insists that he write letters to his wife. Sekar gets a picture of a random woman and sends letters to a fictitious address. He's in for a major shock when Sumathi (Jeevitha), his imagined wife, shows up at the house. Sumathi insists that she is Sekar's wife and he can't kick her out without Subbamma learning of his duplicity. Subbamma is also close to his boss so if she learns the truth, he would be out of a home and lose his job. Sumathi for her part insists that she is, in fact, his wife. She also knows so many details of his life that everyone around Sekar, including Venu who helped him in the initial duplicity, believes her. After some initial fighting, Sekar comes to see Sumathi's kindness and genuine affection for him. He falls in love with her and wishes to make their false marriage into a real one. However, Sumathi has many secrets and several enemies that threaten the couple's happiness. Sekar and Sumathi must confront these blockades to earn their happily ever after.



The soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja and Gangai Amaran.[2]

Song Singers Lyrics
"Ithuthaan Mudhal Irava" Malaysia Vasudevan, P. Susheela Vaali
"Neramachi Vaa Pulla" Malaysia Vasudevan, S. Janaki Chinnakonar
"Andhi Maalayile" Deepan Chakravarthy, S. Janaki Vairamuthu
"Ennendru Solvadhu" K. J. Yesudas, P. Susheela Pulamaipithan


Kalki called the film two hours of worthy entertainment.[3]


  1. ^ "கண்ணைத் தொறக்கணும் சாமி / Kanna thorakkanum saami (1986)". Screen4Screen (in English and Tamil). Archived from the original on 14 December 2021. Retrieved 10 March 2022.
  2. ^ "Kanna Thorakkanum Samy Tamil super 7 Vinyl record by Ilayaraja". Mossymart. Archived from the original on 8 November 2021. Retrieved 10 March 2022.
  3. ^ "கண்ணைத் தொறக்கணும் சாமி". Kalki (in Tamil). 27 April 1986. p. 63. Archived from the original on 29 July 2022. Retrieved 10 March 2022.

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