Muthu Kaalai

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Muthu Kaalai
Muthu Kaalai DVD cover.jpg
DVD cover
Directed byGokula Krishnan
Written byGokula Krishnan
Produced byRaadhika Reddy
CinematographyJayanan Vincent
Edited byT. R. Shekar
K. R. Gowrishankar
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Shri Arkay Film Makers
Release date
  • 24 February 1995 (1995-02-24)
Running time
145 minutes

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.[1][2][3]


The film begins with Poochi (Vadivelu) announcing bad news to Muthu Kaalai (Karthik). Muthu Kaalai first refuses to see Poonjolai (Soundarya) in her deathbed, but he finally accepts.

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.



Muthu Kaalai
Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack

The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Ilaiyaraaja. The soundtrack, released in 1995, features 5 tracks with lyrics written by Vaali.[4][5]

Track Song Singer(s) Duration
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


The dialogue writer Gokula Krishnan made his directorial debut. He has already worked with Karthik in Varusham Padhinaaru, Gopura Vasalile and Ponnumani.[3][6]

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".[3]


  1. ^ "Muthu Kaalai - Oneindia Entertainment". Retrieved 28 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Muthu Kaalai (1995) Tamil Movie". Retrieved 28 December 2013.
  3. ^ a b c K. Vijiyan (18 March 1995). "Of good acting and fine skills of director". New Straits Times: 28. Retrieved 28 December 2013.
  4. ^ "Muthu Kaalai Songs - Raaga". Retrieved 28 December 2013.
  5. ^ "MusicIndiaOnline - Muthu Kaalai(1994) Soundtrack". Retrieved 28 December 2013.
  6. ^ "Eminent director passes away". 29 October 2008. Retrieved 28 December 2013.

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