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Directed by Ilankannan
Produced by Gandhilal Bansali
Written by Ilankannan
Starring Arjun
Music by Pravin Mani
Cinematography K. S. Selvaraj
Edited by P. Sai Suresh
Release date
24 October 2003
Country India
Language Tamil

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 Pravin Mani
Released 2003
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label Hit Music
Producer Pravin 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. 
  3. ^ "Join me on Raaga". Retrieved 5 March 2017. 
  4. ^ "Ottran". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 2003-10-24.