Kavalukku Kettikaran

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

Kavalukku Kettikaran is a 1990 Indian Tamil film, directed by Santhana Bharathi, starring Prabhu and Nirosha in lead roles. The film had musical score by Ilaiyaraaja and was released on 14 January 1990.[1][2][3]. The movie is a remake of 1986 Malayalam Movie, Nandi Veendum Varika.


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.



Kavalukku Kettikaran
Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack

The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Ilaiyaraaja. The soundtrack, released in 1990, features 5 tracks with lyrics written by Ilaya Bharathi and Karunanidhi.[4]

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


Kavalukku Kettikaran was released on January 14, 1990 alongside Prabhu starrer Nalla Kaalam Porandaachu.[5]


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  2. ^ "Find Tamil Movie Kavalukku Kettikaran". jointscene.com. Retrieved 29 March 2012.
  3. ^ "Kavulukku Kettikaran". popcorn.oneindia.in. Archived from the original on 28 July 2012. Retrieved 29 March 2012.
  4. ^ "Find Tamil Movie Kavalukku Kettikaran". jointscene.com. Retrieved 29 March 2012.
  5. ^ https://www.behindwoods.com/tamil-movies/slideshow/list-of-top-tamil-heroes-who-had-two-releases-on-the-same-date/prabhu.html

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