Muthu Kaalai

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Muthu Kaalai
Muthu Kaalai DVD cover.jpg
DVD cover
Directed by Gokula Krishnan
Produced by Raadhika Reddy
Written by Gokula Krishnan
Music by Ilaiyaraaja
Cinematography Jayanan Vincent
Edited by T. R. Shekar
K. R. Gowrishankar
Shri Arkay Film Makers
Release date
  • 24 February 1995 (1995-02-24)
Running time
145 minutes
Country India
Language Tamil

Muthu Kaalai is a 1995 Tamil drama film directed by Gokula Krishnan. The film features Karthik and Soundarya in lead roles. 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 in her death-bed but he finally accepts.

In the past, Poonjolai (Soundarya) 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 Muthu Kaalai in a lot of troubles. Muthu Kaalai wanted to marry Poonjolai but Poonjolai's uncles Sakthivel (Napoleon), Sangaiah (Vijayakumar) and Rathnavel (Chandrasekhar) were determined to wipe out his wish.



Muthu Kaalai
Soundtrack album by Ilaiyaraaja
Released 1995
Recorded 1995
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 24:04
Producer Ilaiyaraaja

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 'Eradhuthu Eradhuthu' 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 2013-12-28. 
  2. ^ "Muthu Kaalai (1995) Tamil Movie". Retrieved 2013-12-28. 
  3. ^ a b c K. Vijiyan (1995-03-18). "Of good acting and fine skills of director". New Straits Times: 28. Retrieved 2013-12-28. 
  4. ^ "Muthu Kaalai Songs - Raaga". Retrieved 2013-12-28. 
  5. ^ "MusicIndiaOnline - Muthu Kaalai(1994) Soundtrack". Retrieved 2013-12-28. 
  6. ^ "Eminent director passes away". 2008-10-29. Retrieved 2013-12-28. 

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