|Screenplay by||Panchu Arunachalam|
|Story by||R. Selvaraj|
|Produced by||S. P. Tamizharasi|
|Cinematography||R. N. K. Prasad|
|Edited by||B. Kandhasamy|
S. P. T. Films
Kavikkuyil is a 1977 Indian Tamil-language film, directed by Devaraj–Mohan, starring Sivakumar, Sridevi and Rajinikanth. Fatafat Jayalaxmi plays Rajinikanth's love interest. Sridevi plays the younger sister of Rajinikanth. The film was shot under the S. P. T. Films banner and produced by S. P. Tamizharasi. The film premiered on 29 July 1977.
Gopal and Radha are lovers. Murugan is the brother of Radha. He is loved by Lakshmi, but he does not reciprocate. The lovers, Gopal and Radha get intimate and later Gopal meets with an accident on a stormy night and loses his memory. The pregnant Radha waits for him. Will Murugan approve of his sister's relationship? Will Gopal regain his memory? Whether Lakshmi wins over Murugan forms the climax.
- Sivakumar as Gopal
- Sridevi as Radha
- Rajinikanth as Murugan
- Fatafat Jayalaxmi as Lakshmi
- S. V. Subbaiah as Ramaiah Pillai
- Senthamarai as Chinnaih Pillai
- T. K. S. Natarajan as Flute instructor of Gopi
- Samikannu as Uncle of Murugan and Radha
The soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja, who got established as a leading composer in Tamil cinema with this film. The lyrics of the songs are written by Panchu Arunachalam. The song "Chinna Kannan Azhaikkiraan", set in Reetigowla raga became popular. Playback singer Sujatha Mohan made her Tamil debut with the song "Kaadhal Oviyam Kandaen", set to Hamir Kalyani raga, but it was not included in the film.
|Soundtrack album by|
|Producer||S. P. Tamizharasi|
|1.||"Chinna Kannan Azhaikkiraan" (male)||M. Balamuralikrishna||03:48|
|2.||"Chinna Kannan Azhaikkiraan" (female)||S. Janaki||04:27|
|3.||"Kadhal Oviyam"||Sujatha Mohan||04:08|
|4.||"Kuyile Kavikuyile"||S. Janaki||05:32|
|5.||"Udhayam Varugindradhe"||G. K. Venkatesh, S. Janaki||04:21|
|6.||"Maanodum Paathayile"||P. Susheela||03:34|
|7.||"Aayiram Kodi"||M. Balamuralikrishna||04:12|
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