Kovilpatti Veeralakshmi

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Kovilpatti Veeralakshmi
Directed byK. Rajeshwar
Written byK. Rajeshwar
Sonu Sood
Music byAdithyan
CinematographyAshok Kumar
Edited byV. T. Vijayan
Release date
  • 4 July 2003 (2003-07-04)
Running time
192 minutes

Kovilpatti Veeralakshmi is a 2003 Indian Tamil language film directed by K. Rajeshwar.[1] Simran dubbed in her own voice for the first time in this film with some dialogues dubbed by Deepa Venkat. She got a very good recognition 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.


Soundtrack was composed by Adithyan.[3][4]


The Hindu wrote "A thread of sincerity runs through the entire film that makes different from the action flicks one is used to".[5]


  1. ^ "Kovilpatti Veeralakshmi". Tamilimdb. 11 July 2011. Retrieved 27 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Tamil Movie News-Pudhu Edition 2 - soc.culture.tamil | Google Groups". Groups.google.com. 22 October 1996. Retrieved 11 June 2013.
  3. ^ "Kovilpatti Veeralakshmi songs". JioSaavn. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Kovilpatti Veeralakshmi songs". Raaga.com. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Kovilpatti Veeralakshmi". The Hindu. 11 July 2003. Retrieved 11 June 2013.