|Directed by||Gokula Krishnan|
|Written by||Gokula Krishnan|
|Produced by||Raadhika Reddy|
|Edited by||T. R. Shekar|
K. R. Gowrishankar
Shri Arkay Film Makers
Muthu Kaalai is a 1995 Tamil-language drama film directed by Gokula Krishnan. The film stars Karthik and Soundarya. The film, produced by Raadhika Reddy, had musical score by Ilaiyaraaja and was released on 24 February 1995 to above average reviews.
In the past, Poonjolai was from a rich family in her village, while Muthu Kaalai was a poor herdsman who worked for Raakayi (Manorama). Since their first meeting, Poonjolai hated him and put him in a lot of troubles. Muthu Kaalai wanted to marry Poonjolai, but her uncles Sakthivel (Napoleon), Sangaiah (Vijayakumar), and Rathnavel (Chandrasekhar) were determined to wipe out his wish.
- Karthik as Muthu Kaalai
- Soundarya as Poonjolai
- Napoleon as Sakthivel
- Vijayakumar as Sangaiah, Poonjolai's uncle
- Chandrasekhar as Rathnavel, Poonjolai's father
- Goundamani as Pattayakarar
- Vadivelu as Poochi
- Manorama as Raakayi
- Vadivukkarasi as Deivanai
- Vaishnavi as Maheshwari
- Disco Shanti
- Periya Karuppu Thevar
|Soundtrack album by|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|1||"Antha Kanji Kalaiyatha"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki||5:06|
|2||"Engey Vaippaaru"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki||4:52|
|3||"Ereduthu Ereduthu"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Manorama||4:38|
|4||"Nalla Kaaram Pasu"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||4:29|
|5||"Punnai Vanathu Kuyile"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki||4:59|
Karthik and Soundarya paired for second time after Ponnumani.
The film won above average reviews with K. Vijayan of New Straits Times stating : "Good acting, characterisation and the director's skills at telling a run-of-the-mill story make this in an above-average movie".
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