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Directed byP. Vasu
Written byP. Vasu
Produced byA. G. Subramaniam
CinematographyAshok Kumar
Edited byP. Mohanraj
Music by
A. G. S. Movies
Release date
  • 15 January 1995 (1995-01-15)
Running time
150 minutes

Kattumarakaran (transl.Catamaran man) is a 1995 Indian Tamil language romantic drama film[1] written and directed by P. Vasu. The film stars Prabhu, newcomer Eva Grover (credited as Anjali) and Sanghavi . The songs was composed by Ilaiyaraaja and background score was composed by Deva. The film was released on 15 January 1995,[2] and failed at the box office.[3]


Muthazhagu is a fisherman who works in the catamaran of his boss. One day, he saves Vaidehi, a mysterious girl who had attempted suicide. She refuses to identify herself and he keeps her safe as they slowly fall in love with each other.

It later turns out that she is the daughter of a millionaire and belongs to royalty who had become vexed with all the rules, norms, pomp and richness. Will they get to marry each other is the question resolved in the end.



Tabu was initially chosen as lead actress during the film's launch; however she was later replaced by newcomer Eva Grover.[4] She was rechristened Anjali for the film.[5] The film's first day shoot was held at AVM Studios and the distribution rights were sold on that day itself.[6]


The songs were composed by Ilaiyaraaja, with lyrics written by Vaali.[7][8] Due to differences of opinion between Ilaiyaraaja and producer Subramaniam over the audio rights, Deva composed the background score instead.[6][9]

Song Singer(s) Duration
"Akkarai Illaa" Mano 5:12
"Banana Banana" Mano 4:53
"Chinna Poove" Mano, K. S. Chithra 5:18
"Katthum Kadal" Mano, S. Janaki 5:30
"Kekkuthadi" Mano, S. Janaki 5:33
"Vetri Vetri" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra 5:34


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  2. ^ "Kattumarakkaran ( 1995 )". Cinesouth. Archived from the original on 10 December 2012. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  3. ^ Sitaraman, Sandya (17 May 1996). "Tamil Movie News--Pudhu Edition 3". Google Groups. Archived from the original on 28 February 2022. Retrieved 25 February 2023.
  4. ^ "பிரபு — டபு!" (PDF). Kalki (in Tamil). 22 May 1994. pp. 40–42. Retrieved 24 May 2023 – via Internet Archive.
  5. ^ சரண்யா, அருண் (15 January 1995). "பொங்கல் ரிலீஸ் – பம்பர் அறுவடை!". Kalki (in Tamil). pp. 62–63. Archived from the original on 9 September 2023. Retrieved 29 February 2024 – via Internet Archive.
  6. ^ a b சுரா. "கனவு ராஜாக்கள் – PAGE 30". Lekha Books (in Tamil). Archived from the original on 25 April 2024. Retrieved 25 April 2024.
  7. ^ "Kattumarakaran (1995)". Raaga.com. Archived from the original on 25 February 2023. Retrieved 25 February 2023.
  8. ^ "Katumarakaaran / En Pondatti Nallava". AVDigital. Archived from the original on 27 February 2023. Retrieved 27 February 2023.
  9. ^ "இசை – இளையராஜா; பின்னணி இசை – தேவா... 90களில் வெடித்த ஆடியோ ரைட்ஸ் சர்ச்சை!". Nakkheeran (in Tamil). 29 July 2021. Archived from the original on 26 September 2021. Retrieved 25 April 2024.

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