Kumbakonam Gopalu

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Kumbakonam Gopalu
Directed byKeyaar
Written byN. Prasannakumar (dialogues)
Screenplay byKeyaar
Based onGauri Ganesha (Kannada)
Produced byA. V. Subba Rao
CinematographyB. L. Rao
Edited byShyam Mukherjee
Music byIlayaraja
Prasath Art Productions
Distributed byPrasath Art Productions
Release date
26 November 1998
Running time
135 minutes

Kumbakonam Gopalu (Tamil: கும்பகோணம் கோபாலு) is a 1998 Indian Tamil film directed by Keyaar, produced by A. V. Subba Rao, and starring Pandiarajan, Mayoori, Janagaraj and Thyagu. It has a musical score by Ilayaraja.[1] The film was a remake of 1991 Kannada film Gauri Ganesha.


Lambodhara is a petty trickster who cheats and lies to make a false living. One day, he turns himself into an hospital, faking an abdominal issue, solely to get free lodging and food, and also his love interest Saraswathi or Sarasu (Vinaya Prasad). At the hospital Lambodhara comes across a recent patient named Gauri who has died of heart failure. Lambodhara gets a sudden idea and he decides to take her belongings and make some money of them, but instead finds her diary. He realizes that Gauri has come across 3 men who had significant influence in her life. The first man was her former boss who had proposed indecently to sleep with her. The second man wanted her to pretend that they are married to fool his parents in return for money for her heart treatment. The last man is a friend of the 2nd man, and thought that he had slept with her in a drunken state. The truth is that none of the men had any physical contact with her. Lambodhar devises a plan to extract money from these men and their families. He writes letters to the m stating that Gauri has given birth to their son and named him Ganesh. After a series of funny events, (such as the three booking almost neighbouring rooms on the same floor of the same hotel) all the three come to meet Lambodhar on the same day, and the film ends when Lambodhar blackmails them into submission.



The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[2]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 "Butter Fly Oh" Swarnalatha, P. Unnikrishnan Kamakodiyan 04:52
2 "Enna Genmamo" Ilaiyaraaja Ponnadiyan 05:01
3 "Golmal Gopal" Karthik Raja, Yuvan Shankar Raja Vaasan 04:57
4 "Oru Nandavanam" Ilaiyaraaja 04:48
5 "Super Pattu Mettu" P. Unnikrishnan, Master Mukunth Mu. Metha 04:45


  1. ^ "Kumbakonam Gopalu". spicyonion.com. Retrieved 26 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Kumbakonam Gopalu Songs". raaga.com. Retrieved 26 November 2014.

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