Poonthotta Kaavalkaaran

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Poonthotta Kavalkaran
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Poonthotta kavalkaran
Directed by Senthilnathan
Produced by T. Siva
R. Sundar Raj
I. Rahumathulla
Tamil Fathima
Written by Liyakath Ali Khan
Screenplay by Liyakath Ali Khan
Story by A. S. Ibrahim Rowuthar
Starring Vijayakanth
Vani Viswanath
S. S. Chandran
M. N. Nambiar
Music by Ilaiyaraaja
Cinematography Rajarajan
Edited by G. Jayachandran
Tamilannai Cine Creation
Release date
  • 10 June 1988 (1988-06-10)
Running time
139 minutes
Country India
Language Tamil

Poonthotta Kaavalkaaran (English: The guard of flower garden) is a 1988 Indian Tamil language film directed by Senthilnathan making his directorial debut. The film features starring Vijayakanth, Radhika, Anand, Vani Viswanath and Livingston in lead roles. The film had musical score by Ilaiyaraaja and was released on 10 June 1988. It was remade in Sinhala as Ran Hadawatha starring Jeevan Kumaratunga, Ranjan Ramanayake, Nadeeka Gunasekara, Anoja Weerasinghe.


Like a gardener with all his tenderness for his flowers, an some old kind of vigilante takes his wing a young couple of runaway lover. He lavishs them love and safety. The father of the young woman who tries to eliminate the lover, is other than the sworn enemy of the upholder of the law. It is in cause he, that the woman of the hero lost their unique heir and cannot give birth any more from now on … Horrible memories surface and put the old upholder of the law on a war footing, for his ultimate confrontation …



Senthilnathan, son of Jambulingam who directed Nam Naadu with M. G. Ramachandran and erstwhile assistant of S. A. Chandrasekhar and V. Azhagappan made his directorial debut with this film.[1]


The music composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[2] Sindhiya Venmani song is set to srothaswini raaga.

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 En Uyire Vaa S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra Gangai Amaran 04:31
2 Adi Kaana Karunkuyile K. J. Yesudas 05:35
3 Kavalkara Kavalkara Ilaiyaraaja 04:07
4 Paadatha Themmangu S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 05:32
5 Paramal Paartha Nenjam Mano, K. S. Chithra 04:26
6 Sindhiya Venmani K. J. Yesudas, P. Susheela 04:22


The film was a huge success and was considered one of the masterpieces of Senthilnathan. It was also the best action oriented film during the decade. It also projected Vijayakanth as a versatile actor, who was known to play excellent roles.


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