Kovilpatti Veeralakshmi

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Kovilpatti Veeralakshmi
Directed by K. Rajeshwar
Written by K. Rajeshwar
Starring Simran Bagga
Sonu Sood
Music by Adithyan
Cinematography Akash Agarwal
Edited by V. T. Vijayan
Release date
  • 4 July 2003 (2003-07-04)
Running time
192 minutes
Country India
Language Tamil

Kovilpatti Veeralakshmi is a South Indian Tamil film released in 2003 directed by K. Rajeshwar[1] who earlier directed Amaran. The film was a huge flop in box office. Simran Bagga dubbed in her own voice for the first time in this film with some dialogues dubbed by Deepa Venkat. She got a very good image as a diversified actress through this film. The film was initially planned to be started in 1996 with Shweta Menon in the lead role, but was delayed.[2] Notably it was the last film of music composer Aadithyan who went on to host a show on Jaya TV.


The film is about a brave woman who is battling against untouchability in a village. Casteism is a curse for Veeralakshmi (Simran) and her ilk, who undergo unbearable torture on account of their being Dalits. However this time it is not from the upper castes but from a brutally inhuman police force. It is a village where the inspector of police is the feudal lord. He beats up the poor men and rapes their women — and the rest of his menials in the force enjoy the leftovers. Subjugated to an unbearable extent, Veeralakshmi rises in revolt.


A thread of sincerity runs through the entire film that makes different from the action flicks one is used to.[3]


Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Actress - Simran - Nominated


  1. ^ "Kovilpatti Veeralakshmi". Tamilimdb. 2011-07-11. Retrieved 2014-12-27. 
  2. ^ "Tamil Movie News-Pudhu Edition 2 - soc.culture.tamil | Google Groups". Groups.google.com. 1996-10-22. Retrieved 2013-06-11. 
  3. ^ "Kovilpatti Veeralakshmi". The Hindu. 2003-07-11. Retrieved 2013-06-11.