Kattalai (film)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Directed byLiaquat Ali Khan
Written byLiaquat Ali Khan
Produced byM. Gopi
R. Sundarrajan
Edited byG. Jayachandran
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Sri Thirumala Art Productions
Distributed bySri Thirumala Art Productions
Release date
25 June 1993

Kattalai (English: Order/Command) is a 1993 Tamil film directed by Liaquat Ali Khan, starring Sathyaraj and Bhanupriya. The film's score and soundtrack were composed by Illayaraja. It was released after Sathyaraj's blockbuster, Walter Vetrivel.[1]


Sathyaraj is the son of R Sunderrajan and Sumitra. His dad has no job and spends his time reading newspapers. Sathyaraj is the sole bread-winner of his family. He would try to bring down all the atrocities happening in the society. He falls in love with a dusky beauty, Bhanupriya. The rest forms the story.



In the recent interview director was confirmed that initially A. R. Rahman was booked as a music director of the film, due to producer’s concern replaced by Ilaiyaraaja. lyrics written by Vaali.[2]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 "Aathukara Mama" Mano, K. S. Chithra Vaali 05:04
2 "En Aasai" Malaysia Vasudevan, K. S. Chithra 04:57
3 "Naa Vanna Nila" K. S. Chithra 04:01
4 "Nambinen Maharajane" Shoba Chandrasekhar, Mano 04:58
5 "Thai Piranthathu" Mano 05:37


Due to its release after Sathyaraj's blockbuster hit, Walter Vetrivel, this film generated high expectations among Sathyaraj fans and Tamil movie buffs. However, the movie fell short of these expectations and settled as an average grosser. The Indian Express called it a "crude remake" of his previous film Ezhai Jaathi.[3] New Straits Times wrote "Kattalai will go down well with Sathyaraj fans but for those who are not particularly thrilled by his presence, you may find it difficult to shake off that deja vu feeling that you have seen all these before".[4]