Mallu Vetti Minor

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Mallu Vetti Minor
Mallu Vetti Minor.jpg
Directed byManobala
Written byP. Kalaimani
Produced byP. Kalaimani
CinematographyB. R. Vijayalakshmi
Edited byM. N. Raja
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Everest Films
Release date
  • 17 October 1990 (1990-10-17)
Running time
135 minutes

Mallu Vetti Minor is a 1990 Indian Tamil-language drama film directed by Manobala, produced and written by P. Kalaimani. The film stars Sathyaraj, Seetha and Shobana. It was released on 17 October 1990. The film was remade in Telugu as Minor Raja and in Kannada as Vamshakobba.[citation needed]


The story begins with Santhana Lakshmi being released from the jail and remembering her past.

Rassappa Gounder, also known as Mallu Vetti Minor, was a bachelor and rich man who spent his time in the brothels like his father Marappa Gounder. Santhana Lakshmi and Rassappa fell in love with each other. Rassappa Gounder and President were in a feud for several years. In a misunderstanding, Rassappa Gounder had to marry Parimala and married her. A few years later, Rassappa Gounder became the perfect husband and had a son. While Santhana Lakshmi was still unmarried and teased Rassappa Gounder whenever she got the opportunity. One day, that was the straw that broke the camel's back so the angry Rassappa Gounder raped Santhana Lakshmi. The rest of story is what happens to Rassappa Gounder, Parimala and Santhana Lakshmi.



The soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja, with lyrics written by Pulamaipithan, Gangai Amaran and Piraisoodan.[1][2] The song "Kaathirundha Malli" is set in Amritavarshini raga,[3] and "Manasukkulle" is set to Harikambhoji.[4]

Song Singer(s) Lyrics Length
"Adi Matthalam" Malaysia Vasudevan, Uma Ramanan, K. S. Chithra Piraisoodan 4:33
"Chinna Mani" K. J. Yesudas, Uma Ramanan, K. S. Chithra Pulamaipithan 4:38
"Jalakku Jalakku" Mano, K. S. Chithra Gangai Amaran 4:29
"Kaathiruntha Malli Malli" P. Susheela Pulamaipithan 4:39
"Manasukkulle" Arunmozhi, S. Janaki Gangai Amaran 4:45
"Unna Paartha" Malaysia Vasudevan, Uma Ramanan 4:33

Release and reception[edit]

Mallu Vetti Minor was released on 17 October 1990, Diwali day.[5] C. R. K. of Kalki called the performances of the lead actors and the music as positive points.[6]


  1. ^ "Mallu Vetti Mainar (1990)". Archived from the original on 29 December 2022. Retrieved 29 December 2022.
  2. ^ "Mallu Vetti Minor Tamil Film LP Vinyl Record by Ilayaraja". Mossymart. Archived from the original on 19 October 2021. Retrieved 17 October 2021.
  3. ^ Mani, Charulatha (30 March 2012). "A Raga's Journey — Appealing Amritavarshini". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 17 August 2022. Retrieved 17 October 2021.
  4. ^ "Positively tranquil". The Hindu. 6 December 2013. Archived from the original on 30 December 2022. Retrieved 30 December 2022.
  5. ^ "தீபாவளிக்கு வெளியான தமிழ் படங்கள் - 2". Screen4Screen (in Tamil). 31 July 2020. Archived from the original on 29 December 2022. Retrieved 29 December 2022.
  6. ^ சி.ஆர்.கே. (18 November 1990). "மல்லுவேட்டி மைனர்". Kalki (in Tamil). p. 19. Retrieved 28 December 2022.

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