Kozhi Koovuthu (1982 film)

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

Kozhi Koovuthu (Tamil pronunciation: [koːɭi] transl. The chicken is clucking) is a 1982 Indian Tamil-language romantic musical film[1] written and directed by Gangai Amaran in his debut. The film stars Prabhu, Suresh, Smitha and Viji in her acting debut.[2] The film has music by Ilaiyaraaja, cinematography by P. S. Nivas, editing by B. Lenin, and was released on 25 December 1982.[3]


Velusamy is a macho and everybody in the village fears him because of his rude and offensive talks, but Velusamy is good at heart and helpful to the needy. Ramakrishna, an orphan, is appointed as postman in this rural community of Anaikaraipatti. Kamakshi, the daughter of Velusamy's elder sister Vellathaayi, initially misunderstands Ramakrishna and has tiffs with him. Vellathaayi insists on Velusamy to have his livelihood as she wishes arrange her daughter's marriage with him, but villagers oppose the same and insult Velusamy. Notwithstanding the insult, Velusamy promises to prove himself and the villagers of his worth, and joins the military. The rest of the story forms what happens to the relationship between them.



Kozhi Koovuthu is the directorial debut of Gangai Amaran. The title was suggested by his brother Ilaiyaraaja.[5] It is also the acting debut of Viji.[6] Editing was handled by B. Lenin.[7]


The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[8][9] The song "Edho Moham Edho Dhagam" is set in the Carnatic raga known as Nayaki,[10] and "Poove Ilaiya Poove" is set to Sankarabharanam.[11][12] "Annae Annae" is the only filmi song sung by Samuel Grubb.[13]

Track listing
1."Engum Niraindholirum"P. Sivagama SundariKrishnachandran 
2."Orumaiyudan"Ramalinga AdigalarKrishnachandran 
3."Veeraiyya Veeraiyya"Panchu ArunachalamS. P. Sailaja 
4."Potta Pilla"VaaliMalaysia Vasudevan, S. P. Sailaja 
5."Aayarpadi Kannanane"Gangai AmaranS. Janaki 
6."Annae Annae"VaaliSamuel Grubb, Deepan Chakravarthy, G. Vidhyadar 
7."Poove Ilaiya Poove"VairamuthuMalaysia Vasudevan, Chorus 
8."Edho Moham Edho Dhagam"VairamuthuS. Janaki, Krishnachandran 
9."Onnam Vetha"VairamuthuSudhakar, Chorus 


Thiraignani of Kalki criticised Viji's performance and the film's resemblance to Alaigal Oivathillai (1981) in many parts, but appreciated the music.[14] The film ran for over 300 days in theatres.[15]


  1. ^ Umashanker, Sudha (20 November 1998). "Talented actor awaits challenging roles". The Hindu. p. 25. Archived from the original on 15 April 2001. Retrieved 5 July 2023.
  2. ^ "மறக்க முடியுமா? - கோழி கூவுது". Dinamalar (in Tamil). 15 June 2020. Archived from the original on 5 July 2020. Retrieved 26 May 2021.
  3. ^ ராம்ஜி, வி. (29 December 2022). "'கோழி கூவுது' 40 : திரையரங்குகளை திருவிழாக் கூடங்களாக்கிய திரைப்படம்!". Kamadenu (in Tamil). Archived from the original on 29 December 2022. Retrieved 31 December 2022.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ "Why South Indian heroines are embracing death". Mid-Day. 20 April 2002. Archived from the original on 6 September 2012. Retrieved 15 March 2022.
  7. ^ "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.
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  9. ^ "Kozhi Koovuthu Tamil Film LP Vinyl Record by Ilayaraja". Mossymart. Archived from the original on 26 May 2021. Retrieved 26 May 2021.
  10. ^ Sundararaman 2007, p. 127.
  11. ^ Sundararaman 2007, p. 154.
  12. ^ Mani, Charulatha (22 November 2013). "Catchy and classical". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 25 March 2019. Retrieved 26 May 2021.
  13. ^ Santosham, Dr Ravi (12 May 2021). "The music of Chennai-based bass singer Dr Samuel Grubb". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 12 June 2021. Retrieved 13 July 2021.
  14. ^ திறைஞானி (16 January 1982). "கோழி கூவுது". Kalki (in Tamil). p. 32. Archived from the original on 9 June 2023. Retrieved 9 June 2023.
  15. ^ ராம்ஜி, வி. (2 September 2020). "'நாயகன் அவனொரு புறம், அவன் மனைவி விழியில் அழகு'; 'விடுகதை ஒன்று தொடர்கதை ஒன்று'; கங்கை அமரன் இசையமைப்பாளராகி 41 ஆண்டுகள்!". Hindu Tamil Thisai (in Tamil). Archived from the original on 18 September 2020. Retrieved 9 March 2022.


  • Sundararaman (2007) [2005]. Raga Chintamani: A Guide to Carnatic Ragas Through Tamil Film Music (2nd ed.). Pichhamal Chintamani. OCLC 295034757.

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