Kozhi Koovuthu (1982 film)

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Kozhi Koovuthu
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Directed byGangai Amaran
Written byGangai Amaran
Produced byR. D. Bhaskar
Silk Smitha
CinematographyP. S. Nivas
Edited byB. Lenin
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Pavalar Creations
Release date
  • 25 December 1982 (1982-12-25)

Kozhi Koovuthu is a 1982 Indian Tamil-language film, directed by Gangai Amaran in his debut.[2] The film has music by Ilaiyaraaja, cinematography by P. S. Nivas, edited by B. Lenin, and starring Prabhu, Suresh, Silk Smitha and Viji. The film was remade in Telugu as Veerabhadrudu.


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Kozhi Koovuthu is the directorial debut of Gangai Amaran. The title was suggested by his brother Ilaiyaraaja.[4] Editing was handled by B. Lenin.[5]


The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[6] The song "Edho Moham Edho Dhagam" is set in the carnatic raga known as Nayaki,[7] and "Poove Ilaiya Poove" is set to Sankarabharanam.[8] "Annae Annae" is the only filmi song sung by Samuel Grubb.[9]

No. Song Singers Lyrics
1 "Engum Niraindholirum" Krishnachandran P. Sivagama Sundari
2 "Orumaiyudan" Krishnachandran Ramalinga Adigalar
3 "Veeraiyya Veeraiyya" S. P. Sailaja Panchu Arunachalam
4 "Potta Pilla" Malaysia Vasudevan, S. P. Sailaja Vaali
5 "Aayarpadi Kannanane" S. Janaki Gangai Amaran
6 "Annae Annae" Samuel Grubb, Deepan Chakravarthy, G. Vidhyadar Vaali
7 "Poove Ilaiya Poove" Malaysia Vasudevan & Chorus Vairamuthu
8 "Edho Moham Edho Dhagam" S. Janaki, Krishnachandran Vairamuthu
9 "Onnam Vetha" Sudhakar & Chorus


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  2. ^ "மறக்க முடியுமா? - கோழி கூவுது". Dinamalar (in Tamil). 15 June 2020. Archived from the original on 5 July 2020. Retrieved 26 May 2021.
  3. ^ "Alaigal Oivathillai To Moondram Pirai: Six Memorable Roles Of Silk Smitha". The Times of India. 3 December 2020. Archived from the original on 26 May 2021. Retrieved 26 May 2021.
  4. ^ Sekhar, Arunkumar (17 June 2019). "'Ilaiyaraaja recommended that I take up direction'". The New Indian Express. Archived from the original on 18 June 2019. Retrieved 13 July 2021.
  5. ^ "Vijayan looks back on working in Shankar-Kamal Haasan's 'Indian' that completed 25 years yesterday". The New Indian Express. 10 May 2021. Archived from the original on 10 May 2021. Retrieved 26 May 2021.
  6. ^ "Kozhi Koovuthu Tamil Film LP Vinyl Record by Ilayaraja". Mossymart. Archived from the original on 26 May 2021. Retrieved 26 May 2021.
  7. ^ Sundararaman (2007) [2005]. Raga Chintamani: A Guide to Carnatic Ragas Through Tamil Film Music (2nd ed.). Pichhamal Chintamani. p. 127. OCLC 295034757.
  8. ^ Mani, Charulatha (22 November 2013). "Catchy and classical". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 25 March 2019. Retrieved 26 May 2021.
  9. ^ Santosham, Dr Ravi (12 May 2021). "The music of Chennai-based bass singer Dr Samuel Grubb". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 13 July 2021. Retrieved 13 July 2021.

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