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Directed byGokula Krishnan
Written byGokula Krishnan
Screenplay byGokula Krishnan
Story byG Kavitha
Produced byM Gafar
CinematographyJayanan Vincent
Edited byK R Gowri Shankar
T R Sekar
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Taj International
Release date
  • 9 August 1996 (1996-08-09)
Running time
140 minutes

Poovarasan is a 1996 Indian Tamil-language drama film, directed by Gokula Krishnan, starring Karthik and Rachana Banerjee. The film, produced by M Gafar includes a musical score by Ilaiyaraaja and was released on 9 August 1996.[1][2][3] This is Rachana Banerjee's debut Tamil film.


Ukrapandi (Vijayakumar), after consulting an astrologer, ordered Govind (Goundamani) to kill his baby in order to save his wife's life. Govind gives the baby to Sudalai (Chandrasekhar) and orders him to kill the baby. 25 years later, Poovarasan (Karthik) was recruited by Govind to work. Poovarasan and Kaveri (Rachana Banerjee) fall in love with each other. One day, Poovarasan saves Senadhipathy (Radha Ravi).

Senadhipathy's son Sinrasu and Ukrapandi's daughter Sundari fall in love. Their parents then agree to the marriage. Before the marriage, Senadhipathy reminds Ukrapandi of his stinging humiliation and orders Ukrapandi to do the same thing. He refuses to do so and the marriage is subsequently cancelled.

While Senadhipathy's son is getting married, Poovarasan stops it and takes him to marry Sundari. The village's chiefs then decide to exonerate the new married couple and teach a lesson to Poovarasan. Poovarasan must attend the "Bhoomi Pooja": the ritual before the construction of any structure.

Meanwhile, an old man, pretending to be Poovarasan's father, is recognised by Govind. Sudalai could not kill the baby and the baby was in fact, Poovarasan. Senadhipathy wants to take revenge on Ukrapandi's family, so he sends his henchmen to kill them. Poovarasan saves them, but he dies by a gunshot.



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GenreFeature film soundtrack

The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Ilaiyaraaja. The soundtrack, released in 1996, features six tracks with lyrics written by Vaali.[4][5]

Track Song Singer(s) Duration
1 "Rasa Magan Raasanukku" S P Balasubrahmanyam, K S Chitra 5:07
2 "Raasaathi" S P Balasubrahmanyam, K S Chitra 5:00
3 "Intha Poovukku Oru" S P Balasubrahmanyam, K S Chitra 5:12
4 "Kattikidalaam" S P Balasubrahmanyam, K S Chitra 5:15
5 "Pottu Vacha Kiliye" S P Balasubrahmanyam 4:50
6 "Aarambam Nalla" Malaysia Vasudevan 4:37


  1. ^ "Find Tamil pMovie Popovarasan". jointscne.com. Retrieved 6 December 2011.
  2. ^ "Poovarasan". popcorn.oneindia.in. Archived from the original on 22 July 2012. Retrieved 6 December 2011.
  3. ^ "Filmography of poovarasan". cinesouth.com. Retrieved 6 December 2011.
  4. ^ "Poovarasan Songs". raaga.com. Retrieved 6 December 2011.
  5. ^ "Poovarasan – Illayaraja". thiraipaadal.com. Archived from the original on 26 May 2012. Retrieved 6 December 2011.

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