Kavari Maan

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Kavari Maan
Kavari Maan.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byS. P. Muthuraman
Written byPanchu Arunachalam
Produced byB. H. Rajanna
StarringSivaji Ganesan
Edited byR. Vittal
T. K. Rajan
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Rajanna Enterprises
Release date
  • 6 April 1979 (1979-04-06)

Kavari Maan (transl.Musk deer)[a] is a 1979 Indian Tamil-language film, directed by S. P. Muthuraman and produced by B. H. Rajanna. The film stars Sivaji Ganesan, with Vijayakumar, Ravichandran, Sekhar and Sridevi in supporting roles. The film had musical score by Ilaiyaraaja. It was released on 6 April 1979.


Thyagarajan is an IAS officer. After seeing his wife Kalpana in bed with her extramarital lover Anand, he murders them.



The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja, with lyrics by Panchu Arunachalam.[5] The song "Brova Bharama" is set in the Carnatic raga Bahudari.[6][7]

No. Song Singers Lyrics
1 Aaduthu Ullam S. Janaki Panchu Arunachalam
2 Angel I See Only You S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
3 Brova Bharama K. J. Yesudas Tyagaraja
4 Poopole Un Punnagaiyil S. P. Balasubrahmanyam Panchu Arunachalam
5 Sollavayale S. Varalakshmi Bharathiyar
6 Ullangal Inbathil Ilaiyaraaja Panchu Arunachalam

Release and reception[edit]

Kavari Maan was released on 6 April 1979.[8] Though fans were unwilling to accept Ganesan portraying a wife killer,[9] the film emerged a commercial success.[10][3] Kaushikan of Kalki criticised the story but praised Muthuraman's direction, adding that the deer in the film's title was not leaping, but roaring.[2]


  1. ^ The term figuratively means a human who would die if he lost his honour.[1]


  1. ^ "Body from lake identified as that of CPI(M) leader". The Hindu. 21 February 2010. Archived from the original on 10 June 2021. Retrieved 1 October 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d e கெளசிகன் (29 April 1979). "கவரிமான்". Kalki (in Tamil). p. 64. Archived from the original on 1 October 2021. Retrieved 1 October 2021.
  3. ^ a b c முத்துராமன், எஸ்.பி. (21 October 2015). "சினிமா எடுத்துப் பார் 31: 'கவரிமான்'". Hindu Tamil Thisai (in Tamil). Archived from the original on 12 June 2021. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  4. ^ Nayak, Satyarth (2019). Sridevi: The Eternal Screen Goddess. India: Penguin Random House. p. 63. ISBN 9789353056780.
  5. ^ "Kavari Maan Tamil FIlm LP Vinyl Record by Ilayaraja". Mossymart. Archived from the original on 12 June 2021. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  6. ^ Mani, Charulatha (15 March 2013). "Mood enhancers". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 17 September 2019. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  7. ^ Sundararaman (2007) [2005]. Raga Chintamani: A Guide to Carnatic Ragas Through Tamil Film Music (2nd ed.). Pichhamal Chintamani. p. 126. OCLC 295034757.
  8. ^ "நடிகர்திலகத்தின் பட வரிசைப்பட்டியல்". Seithi Saral (in Tamil). 30 September 2020. Archived from the original on 29 May 2021. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  9. ^ "கடினமான பாடலுக்கு பிரமாதமாக வாயசைத்தார்- சிவாஜிகணேசனுக்கு இளையராஜா புகழாரம்". Maalai Malar (in Tamil). 5 August 2018. Archived from the original on 12 June 2021. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  10. ^ Piousji (10 June 1979). "Khaas Baat". Sunday. Vol. 17. p. 71.

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