Muthu Kaalai

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Muthu Kaalai
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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 written and directed by Gokula Krishnan. The film stars Karthik and Soundarya. It was released on 24 February 1995.


The film begins with Poochi announcing bad news to Muthu Kaalai. Muthu Kaalai first refuses to see Poonjolai 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. 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, Sangaiah, and Rathnavel were determined to wipe out his wish.



The dialogue writer Gokula Krishnan made his directorial debut. He had already worked with Karthik in Varusham 16, Gopura Vasalile and Ponnumani.[1][2]


The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja, with lyrics written by Vaali.[3][4]

Song Singer(s) Duration
"Antha Kanji Kalaiyatha" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki 5:06
"Engey Vaippaaru" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki 4:52
"Ereduthu Ereduthu" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Manorama 4:38
"Nalla Kaaram Pasu" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 4:29
"Punnai Vanathu Kuyile" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki 4:59


K. Vijayan of New Straits Times stated, "Good acting, characterisation and the director's skills at telling a run-of-the-mill story make this in an above-average movie".[1]


  1. ^ a b Vijiyan, K. (18 March 1995). "Of good acting and fine skills of director". New Straits Times. p. 28. Retrieved 28 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Eminent director passes away". Behindwoods. 29 October 2008. Archived from the original on 25 May 2015. Retrieved 28 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Muthu Kaalai / Abhinaya". AVDigital. Archived from the original on 10 February 2023. Retrieved 10 February 2023.
  4. ^ "Muthu Kaalai (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) – EP". Apple Music. 16 September 1994. Archived from the original on 10 February 2023. Retrieved 10 February 2023.

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