Onna Irukka Kathukanum

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Onna Irukka Kathukanum
Onna Irukka Kathukanum DVD cover.jpg
DVD cover
Directed byV. Sekhar
Written byV. Sekhar
Produced byC. Kannappan
S. S. Durairaju
S. Tamilselvi
R. Vijay
CinematographyG. Rajendran
Edited byA. P. Manivannan
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Thiruvalluvar Kalaikoodam
Release date
  • 20 November 1992 (1992-11-20)
Running time
155 minutes

Onna Irukka Kathukanum (transl. We must learn to live together) is a 1992 Tamil language comedy-drama film directed by V. Sekhar. The film features Sivakumar in the lead role, while an ensemble supporting cast includes Manorama, Vinu Chakravarthy, Goundamani, Senthil, S. S. Chandran, Charle, Kovai Sarala, Supergood Kannan and Jeeva, amongst others. The film had musical score by Ilaiyaraaja and was released on 20 November 1992.[1]


The story begins with a group of government officers coming to list the number of devastated houses. The officers promised them to give a big amount to build their house but in exchange for a little amount to register their name. So the illiterate villagers, who wants to make easy money, demolish their house. The officers turn out to be frauds. The village panchayat president (Vinu Chakravarthy) knows that the villagers will not interfere in his decision until they are uneducated. Sivaraman (Sivakumar), a new school teacher, tries to change their custom and the children are happy to learn at school. Soon, Sivaraman has trouble with the village head.



Onna Irukka Kathukanum
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GenreFeature film soundtrack

The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Ilaiyaraaja. The soundtrack, released in 1992, features 6 tracks with lyrics written by Vaali, Pulamaipithan, Gangai Amaran and Piraisoodan.[2][3]

Track Song Singer(s) Lyrics Duration
1 "Eyzhu Malai Saami" Gangai Amaran, Malaysia Vasudevan, T. S. Raghavendra, Deepan Chakravarthy Gangai Amaran 4:45
2 "Kaathalunna Unga Veettu" Malaysia Vasudevan, Swarnalatha, Minmini, Gangai Amaran Piraisoodan 4:46
3 "Kaththukkanum Kaththukkanum" Malaysia Vasudevan, Sunandha, Sundarrajan, T. S. Raghavendra Gangai Amaran 5:08
4 "Manusanai Theru Theruvaa" Gangai Amaran Pulamaipithan 3:46
5 "Naalai Thalaivan" Mano 4:57
6 "Samaththuvam Intha" Malaysia Vasudevan, Kovai Soundararajan, Krishnamoorthy Vaali 5:07


Malini Mannath of The Indian Express said "Onna Irukka Kathukanum may not be slick, but it has a message to deliver. It has been told with warmth and humour".[4]


  1. ^ "Onna Irukka Kathakunum (1992) Tamil Movie". spicyonion.com. Retrieved 15 March 2014.
  2. ^ "MusicIndiaOnline — Onna Irukka Kathukkanam(1992) Soundtrack". mio.to. Retrieved 15 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Onna Irukka Kathukkanum Songs". raaga.com. Retrieved 15 March 2014.
  4. ^ Mannath, Malini (27 November 1992). "Torch-bearer". The Indian Express. p. 7.

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