Kavalukku Kettikaran

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Kavalukku Kettikaran
Kavalukku Kettikaran.jpg
Directed bySanthana Bharathi
Screenplay byM. Karunanidhi
Story byAnanthu
Produced byV. Kalanithi
S. Thananchayan
R. Murugasamy
CinematographyM. M. Rengasamy
Edited byDurairaj
R. Dhinakaran
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Thirai Koodam
Release date
  • 14 January 1990 (1990-01-14)
Running time
140 min

Kavalukku Kettikaran is a 1990 Indian Tamil-language film, directed by Santhana Bharathi and written by M. Karunanidhi, starring Prabhu and Nirosha. It is a remake of 1986 the Malayalam film Nandi Veendum Varika.[citation needed] The film was released on 14 January 1990.[1]


Panjavarnam (V. K. Ramasamy) is a retired police constable and he wants that his anxious son Dilipan (Prabhu) becomes also a police officer. Dilipan works in a school as a teacher and he falls in love with Arivukodi (Nirosha), a new teacher. She later accepts his love.

Panjavarnam manages to fire his son and sends him to the police training. Dilipan becomes a sub-inspector and he is transferred to Arivukodi's village. Arivukodi is also fired after slapping the school headmaster. Dilipan doesn't join immediately and lives with Siva (Nassar). Balayya (Rajesh), a corrupt politician, spreads terror among the villagers.

Dilipan saves Arivukodi's father from Balayya's henchmen. Arivukodi tells the reason to her lover: Arivukodi's father and Balayya were rich villagers, Balayya wanted to appropriate his land. Balayya sent Arivukodi's father in jail, grabbed his land and Arivukodi's Mother committed suicide.

Siva, an angry villager, decides to sell his harvests in the city. Balayya's henchmen beat up Siva, but Dilipan saves by giving him his blood. Balayya rapes Chellakili, Siva's wife, in front of Dilipan and she commits suicide.

Dilipan joins as sub-inspector in the police station and he fails to arrest Balayya because of his political background. Back from the hospital, Siva decides to kill and Dilipan arrests him. Mannar (S. S. Chandran) reveals that Balayya stole the temple Murugan statue, he arrests Balayya and his superior releases Balayya.

Balayya kidnaps Siva from the jail and Dilipan is suspended. The villagers rebel against Balayya and his henchmen. During the confrontation, Balayya dies in a lorry accident.



The soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja, with lyrics written by Ilaya Bharathi and M. Karunanidhi.[2]

Song Singer(s) Duration Lyrics
"Amma Amma" Malaysia Vasudevan 4:37 Ilaya Bharathi
"Ithazhenum" Mano, S. Janaki 5:15
"Kavalukku" Ilaiyaraaja 2:50 M. Karunanidhi
"Kutham" Malaysia Vasudevan 4:58 Ilaya Bharathi
"Solai Ilangkuil" Mano, K. S. Chithra 5:08

Release and reception[edit]

Kavalukku Kettikaran was released on 14 January 1990, alongside Prabhu starrer Nalla Kaalam Porandaachu.[3] P. S. S. of Kalki praised the performances of the artistes.[4]


  1. ^ "Kavalukku kettikaran ( 1990 )". Cinesouth. Archived from the original on 27 October 2009. Retrieved 29 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Kavalukku Kettikkaran Tamil Film Lp Viny Record by Ilayaraja". Mossymart. Archived from the original on 9 December 2021. Retrieved 9 December 2021.
  3. ^ வருண்.நா (22 January 2020). "சந்தானம் மட்டுமில்ல... ரஜினி, கமல், விஜயகாந்த் முதல் பரத் வரை இந்த லிஸ்ட்ல இருக்காங்க!". Ananda Vikatan (in Tamil). Archived from the original on 30 December 2022. Retrieved 30 December 2022.
  4. ^ பி.எஸ்.எஸ். (18 February 1990). "காவலுக்குக் கெட்டிகாரன்". Kalki (in Tamil). Archived from the original on 1 August 2022. Retrieved 30 December 2022.

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