|Directed by||Bharathi Kannan|
|Produced by||R. B. Choudary|
|Written by||Bharathi Kannan|
E. Ramdoss (dialogues)
|Edited by||V. Jaishankar|
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Kannathal is a 1998 Tamil devotional film directed by Bharathi Kannan. The film features Karan, Neena and Indhu in lead roles, with Manivannan, Vadivelu, Vadivukkarasi, Fathima Babu and Delhi Ganesh playing supporting roles. The film, produced by R. B. Choudary, had musical score by Ilaiyaraaja and was released on 2 December 1998.
Kannatha (Neena) is a goddess believer and she is treated as a goddess by the villagers. She lives with her father Shanmugam Pillai (Delhi Ganesh) who is a nadaswaram player and an ardent believer of a goddess, her mother (Fathima Babu) and her four little sisters.
Chinna Durai (Karan) is the son of the rich Zamindar Mohana Sundaram (Manivannan) and Ranganayaki (Vadivukkarasi). He is a womanizer and has a lot of bad habits. One day, Chinna Durai witnesses Kannatha in a Hindu festival and wants to have sex with her. So he decides to get married to her. Kannatha's father Shanmugam Pillai, who is in deep debt, accepts for the marriage. Chinna Durai and Kannatha finally get married.
After the marriage, Chinna Durai rapes her and begins to mistreat the innocent girl. When Shanmugam Pillai comes to see Kannatha, Chinna Durai ridicules him. Feeling guilty to have destroyed his daughter's life, Shanmugam dies from a heart attack. Kannatha then decides to accommodate her mother and sisters in their big house. Mohana Sundaram and Ranganayaki humiliate them as much as possible to expel them from their house, in addition to this Chinna Durai sexually harasses Kannatha's mother. They cannot bear the mental torture so Kannatha's mother and the four girls commit suicide by eating poisoned food.
Soon, Kannatha becomes pregnant. One night, Chinna Durai, Mohana Sundaram and Ranganayaki beats the innocent girl to death and incinerate her. They claim that this was an accident to the police. Later, Chinna Durai gets married to his relative Seetha Lakshmi (Indhu), a talkative and naive village girl. Later, Kannatha becomes a goddess and takes revenge on the culprits. What transpires later forms the crux of the story.
- Karan as Chinna Durai
- Neena as Kannatha
- Indhu as Seetha Lakshmi
- Manivannan as Mohana Sundaram
- Vadivelu as Soona Paana (Subbaiya Pandiyan)
- Vadivukkarasi as Ranganayaki
- Fathima Babu as Kannatha's mother
- Delhi Ganesh as Shanmugam, Kannatha's father
- Raj Chander as Babu
- Halwa Vasu as Vasu
- Thidir Kannaiah as Gopal
- Kovai Senthil
- Chitra Guptan
- Vellai Subbaiah
- Meesai Murugesan
- Nellai Siva
- Bharathi Kannan as Babu
- Vinu Chakravarthy as Karuppu Sami (guest appearance)
- Kushboo in a guest appearance
|Soundtrack album by|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Ilaiyaraaja. The soundtrack, released in 1998, features 7 tracks with lyrics written by Kamakodiyan, Ponnadiyan, Arivumathi, Ilaiyaraaja and Bharathi Kannan.
|1||'Amman Pukazhai Paada' (male)||Ilaiyaraaja||4:53|
|2||'Amman Pukazhai Paada' (female)||Bhavatharini||4:53|
|3||'Kamatchi Ammanukku'||Sujatha Mohan||5:17|
|5||'Munthi Munthi Vinayagare'||K. S. Chithra||6:20|
|6||'Pathilenkay Solvai'||Sujatha Mohan||4:09|
|7||'Unnai Nambum'||Devi, Chorus||2:38|
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