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DVD cover
Directed by Selva
Produced by V. Ramesh
Written by J. Ramesh (dialogues)
Screenplay by Selva
Story by Arjun Sarja
Starring Arjun Sarja
Mohan Raj
Music by Vidyasagar
Cinematography K. S. Selvaraj
Edited by P. Venkateswara Rao
Vijaya Madhavi Combines
Release date
14 April 1995
Running time
140 minutes
Country India
Language Tamil

Karnaa is a 1995 Tamil language action film directed by Selva. The film features Arjun Sarja, Ranjitha and Vineetha in lead roles. The film was released on 14 April 1995 and was declared a super hit at the box office.[1][2][3]


Vijay (Arjun Sarja), a carefree and frolicsome youth, is sent by his father Deenadayalan (Ravichandran) in Ooty to work and becoming a responsible businessman. There, he falls in love with the college student Anjali (Vineetha). Her brothers (Mohan Raj and Vimalraj) are dangerous criminals and they are against their love because Vijay's father is a police officer. Thereafter, Devaraj is sent to jail so his brother appoints the lawyer Karnaa (Arjun Sarja) who is disabled and a sensitive person.

Later, Karnaa falls in love with the school teacher Amudha (Ranjitha), after few quarrels between both. One day, Deenadayalan saw Karnaa at the court who looks like his son Vijay. In the past, he had twin boys, but abandoned one of the twin baby because he was disabled. Karnaa is upset when he knew the truth and is now determined to win the case in front of his father. He finally wins the case and Devaraj is released immediately. Thereafter, Deenadayalan said the truth to his wife Lakshmi who wants to bring back at all costs Karnaa at home.

Meanwhile, Vijay is arrested by the police because of Devaraj's conspiracy. Karnaa rejects his parents' request and finds outrageous to abandon a baby due to his handicap. Then, Karnaa promises to help Vijay, but he advises Vijay to escape from the jail. In the meantime, Devaraj shows his secret illegal business to Karnaa and Vijay takes some photos of his factory. Afterwards Devaraj's goons kidnap their parents, Karnaa's adopted mother and Amudha. Vijay and Karnaa finally save them and send Devaraj to jail.



Soundtrack album by Vidyasagar
Released 1995
Recorded 1995
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 25:40
Label Magnasound
Vega Music
Producer Vidyasagar

The film score and the soundtrack were composed by Vidyasagar. The soundtrack, released in 1995, features 6 tracks with lyrics written by Vairamuthu.[4][5] The song Malare Mounama became an evergreen hit.[6][7]

Track Song Singer(s) Duration
1 'Aai Shabba' Mano, Swarnalatha 4:27
2 'Aala Maramuranga' Vidyasagar 1:15
3 'Hello Miss Chellama' Chetan, Swarnalatha, Arjun Sarja 5:17
4 'Kannile Kannile' Mano, Sindhu 4:06
5 'Malare Mounama' S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki 5:05
6 'Putham Pudhu Desam' S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki 5:30


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  4. ^ "Karna". hummaa.com. Retrieved 2011-10-30. 
  5. ^ "Karna Songs". raaga.com. Retrieved 2014-06-28. 
  6. ^ "S. Janaki is 72 today". indiaglitz.com. 2010-04-23. Retrieved 2013-11-17. 
  7. ^ "Events — Vidyasagar: Music Matters". indiaglitz.com. 2010-06-25. Retrieved 2013-11-17.