Koyil Kaalai

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Koyil Kaalai
Directed byGangai Amaran
Produced byGangai Amaran
Ilaiyaraaja
Written byR. Selvaraj
Gangai Amaran (dialogues)
Screenplay byGangai Amaran
StarringVijayakanth
Kanaka
Sujatha
Veerapandiyan
Music byIlaiyaraaja
CinematographyA. Sabapathy
Edited byB. Lenin
V. T. Vijayan
Production
company
Amma's Pictures
Distributed byAmma's Pictures
Release date
  • 14 January 1993 (1993-01-14)
Running time
135 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Koyil Kaalai (Tamil: கோயில் காளை; English: Temple Bull) is a 1993 Tamil drama film, directed and produced by Gangai Amaran and Ilaiyaraaja. The film stars Vijayakanth in the lead role, along with Kanaka, Sujatha and Veera Pandiyan in pivotal roles. The film had musical score by Ilaiyaraaja.[1] The film was an average hit at the box office. It was later dubbed in Telugu as Maa Voori Maaraju.[2]

Kanaka performed in a couple of glamorous songs that had good reception from the film viewers. This movie was her peak in Tamil cinema before her move to Malayalam movies and then the eventual decline in her professional career.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[3]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 "Thavamirunthu" Gangai Amaran 04:19
2 "Vanna Chintu" Mano, S. Janaki Gangai Amaran 05:01
3 "Aariraaro" Mano Gangai Amaran 01:33
4 "Thaayundu Thanthai" Ilaiyaraaja Ilaiyaraaja 05:00
5 "Pallikoodam" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki Gangai Amaran 00:48
6 "Pallikoodam" S. Janaki Gangai Amaran 04:56
7 "Sola Kiligal" Mano, S. Janaki Gangai Amaran 04:59
8 "Thaayundu Thantai" Gangai Amaran Ilaiyaraaja 05:00
9 "Adi Maana Madhuraiyile" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki Gangai Amaran 05:00

Reception[edit]

The Indian Express wrote "The film with screenplay-direction by Gangai Amaran has nothing new by way of story or narration".[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Koyil Kaalai". spicyonion.com. Retrieved 2014-09-19.
  2. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNTNc5YYIaI
  3. ^ "Kovil Kaalai Songs". raaga.com. Retrieved 2014-09-19.
  4. ^ Mannath, Malini (January 17, 1993). "Old stuff". The Indian Express: 7.

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