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Kannan Oru Kai Kuzhandhai

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Kannan Oru Kai Kuzhandhai
Theatrical release poster
Directed byN. Venkatesh
Written byN. Venkatesh
Produced byTirupur Mani
CinematographyA. Venkat
Edited byT. R. Sekhar
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Release date
  • 8 September 1978 (1978-09-08)
Running time
133 minutes[1]

Kannan Oru Kai Kuzhandhai (transl. Kannan is a baby) is a 1978 Indian Tamil-language film directed by N. Venkatesh and produced by Tirupur Mani. The film stars Sivakumar and Sumithra. It was released on 8 September 1978, and did not do well at the box-office.


Kannan, an educated man, who joins a radio shop, where Vasantha is working as a typist, gets an accommodation in the same building where Vasantha is residing by bluffing that he has a widowed mother. When Vasantha and her mother pester him to bring his mother, he makes a shady character, Vasu's mother, who had left him in desperation, to pose as his mother. Vasu's mother sacrifices her life in trying to save Kannan from her son. Vasantha and Kannan are united.



Kannan Oru Kai Kuzhandhai was the second film for Sathyaraj as actor,[2] and first as production manager. In the opening credits, he was billed by his real name S. N. Rangaraj for his role as the production manager, and by his stage name Sathyaraj for his acting role.[3] The film was directed by N. Venkatesh, and produced by Tirupur Mani under Vivekananda Pictures.[4]


The soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[5] The song "Megame Thoothaga Vaa" is set in the Carnatic raga known as Pahadi.[6]

Track listing
1."Kaalai Ilam"BharathidasanS. P. Balasubrahmanyam 
2."Kannan Aruge"PulamaipithanVani Jairam 
3."Megame Thoodhaga"KannadasanS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela 
4."Moga Sangeetham"KannadasanP. Susheela 

Release and reception[edit]

Kannan Oru Kai Kuzhandhai was released on 8 September 1978,[7] and did not do well at the box-office. According to Sivakumar, if a film is full of fight scenes and tragic events, it would not satisfy everyone, so it became ridiculous to make a weak story by relying only on comedy.[8]


  1. ^ Dharap, B. V. (1978). Indian Films. Motion Picture Enterprises. p. 320.
  2. ^ "ஆச்சியுடன் ஒப்பிட உலகில் ஒருவர் கூட இல்லை!- மனோரமா குறித்து நடிகர் சத்யராஜ் உருக்கம்". Hindu Tamil Thisai (in Tamil). 12 October 2015. Archived from the original on 12 June 2021. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  3. ^ "Cine Biography: Sathyaraj (Part-1)". Dinakaran. 8 August 2000. Archived from the original on 4 August 2003. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  4. ^ "சத்யராஜ் சினிமா தயாரிப்பு நிர்வாகி ஆனார்" [Sathyaraj became a film production manager]. Maalai Malar (in Tamil). 5 August 2016. Archived from the original on 12 June 2021. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Kannan Oru Kaikkuzandai Tamil Film EP Vinyl Record by Ilayaraja". Mossymart. Archived from the original on 12 June 2021. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  6. ^ Sundararaman (2007) [2005]. Raga Chintamani: A Guide to Carnatic Ragas Through Tamil Film Music (2nd ed.). Chennai: Pichhamal Chintamani. p. 144. OCLC 295034757.
  7. ^ "கண்ணன் ஒரு கைக்குழந்தை". Anna (in Tamil). 7 September 1978. p. 4. Retrieved 5 June 2024 – via Endangered Archives Programme.
  8. ^ "சிவகுமார் 101 | 91–101". Kalki (in Tamil). 23 September 1979. pp. 14–15. Archived from the original on 16 March 2023. Retrieved 16 March 2023 – via Internet Archive.

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