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Directed byIlankannan
Produced byGandhilal Bansali
Written byIlankannan
Music byPravin Mani
CinematographyK. S. Selvaraj
Edited byP. Sai Suresh
Release date
24 October 2003

Ottran (English: A Spy) is a 2003 Tamil film starring Arjun, Simran, Manorama, Vadivelu, Tejashree, Sarath Babu and directed by Ilankannan. The score and soundtrack was composed by Pravin Mani. The film was a hit at the box office. The film was released in Telugu as Goodachari No. 1.[1]



After the Arjun-directed Ezhumalai, the Arjun-Simran pair come together in yet another film titled Ottran. Directing the film is first-timer Ilankannan, who had apprenticed with director Shanker. Arjun plays a secret agent in the film, which gives him scope for enough of action scenes. Shooting commenced in Chennai in a forty-day schedule.[2]


Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelHit Music
ProducerPravin Mani

These 6 songs in Ottran are composed by Pravin Mani.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Hindu wrote:"first half of the film is the screenplay that allows no room for sluggishness or dampeners. The film moves on at breakneck speed and by the time you take a breather it's intermission".[4]


  1. ^ Pillai, Sreedhar (2003-12-29). "Reel of fortune". The Hindu. Chennai, India. Retrieved 2013-09-06.
  2. ^ "Internet Archive Wayback Machine". 10 February 2003. Archived from the original on 10 February 2003. Retrieved 5 March 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^ "Join me on Raaga". Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Ottran". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 2003-10-24.