Kattalai (film)

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Directed byLiaquat Ali Khan
Written byLiaquat Ali Khan
Produced byM. Gopi
R. Sundarrajan
Edited byG. Jayachandran
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Sri Thirumala Art Productions
Release date
  • 25 June 1993 (1993-06-25)

Kattalai (transl. Order/Command) is a 1993 Indian Tamil-language action film directed by Liaquat Ali Khan, starring Sathyaraj and Bhanupriya. It was released on 25 June 1993.[1]


Sabarathnam is the son of Natarajan, who has no job and spends his time reading newspapers. Sabarathnam is the sole breadwinner of his family. He would try to bring down all the atrocities happening in the society. He falls in love with Vijaya.



Soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja and lyrics written by Vaali.[2] In an interview, Liaquat Ali Khan said initially A. R. Rahman was booked as the composer; due to producer's concern he was replaced by Ilaiyaraaja.[3]

Song Singers Length
"Aathukara Mama" Mano, K. S. Chithra 05:04
"En Aasai" Malaysia Vasudevan, K. S. Chithra 04:57
"Naa Vanna Nila" K. S. Chithra 04:01
"Nambinen Maharajane" Shoba Chandrasekhar, Mano 04:58
"Thai Piranthathu" Mano 05:37


The Indian Express called it a "crude remake" of Liyakat's previous film Ezhai Jaathi.[4] 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".[5]


  1. ^ "Kattalai ( 1993 )". Cinesouth. Archived from the original on 10 March 2012. Retrieved 4 March 2010.
  2. ^ "Kattalai". Wynk. Archived from the original on 27 December 2022. Retrieved 27 December 2022.
  3. ^ Ilayaraaja-க்கும் Rahman-க்கும் ஏற்ப்பட்ட பிரச்சனை {!} Director Liaquat Ali Khan Exclusive (in Tamil). Aadhan Cinema. 7 April 2022. From 11:50 to 13:10. Archived from the original on 27 December 2022. Retrieved 27 December 2022 – via YouTube.
  4. ^ Mannath, Malini (21 May 1993). "Poor class". The Indian Express. p. 6. Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  5. ^ Vijiyan, K. (5 June 1993). "Another hackneyed corruption theme". New Straits Times. p. 24. Retrieved 11 January 2023.

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