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Directed byAmeerjan
Written byKanmani Subbu (Dialogues)
Screenplay byAmeerjan
Story byB. L. Venu
Produced byK. Balachander
Rajam Balachander
Pushpa Kandasamy
CinematographyRaghunatha Reddy
Edited byS. S. Nazir
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Release date
  • 23 March 1984 (1984-03-23)
Running time
145 minutes

Poovilangu is a 1984 Indian Tamil-language film directed by Ameerjan, starring Murali and Kuyili, the latter in her acting debut. It was released on 23 March 1984.[1]




Poovilangu marked the directorial debut of Ameerjan who earlier assisted K. Balachander.[2] The film marked the acting debuts of Murali, son of Kannada director S. Siddalingaiah (in Tamil) and Kuyili.[3][4] Mohan, who went on to become a popular television actor, also made his acting debut in the film and his performance in the film earned him the sobriquet Poovilangu Mohan.[5]


The music for this film was composed by Ilaiyaraaja and lyrics were written by Vairamuthu.[6][7]

1."Aathadi Paavadai"Ilaiyaraaja 
2."Kannil Edho Minnal"K. J. Yesudas, S. Janaki 
3."Love Me Love Me Love Me"Malaysia Vasudevan 
4."Pottaene Poovilangu"S. Janaki 


Jayamanmadhan of Kalki appreciated the film for various aspects, including way the characters were developed without any confusion, and the screenplay.[8]


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  2. ^ "Filmmaker Ameerjan dies". The Hindu. 18 March 2015. Archived from the original on 8 September 2020. Retrieved 25 February 2016.
  3. ^ Kumar, S. R. Ashok (29 April 2010). "Grill Mill – Kuyili". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 19 October 2014. Retrieved 25 February 2016.
  4. ^ Kannan, Ramya; Ashok Kumar, S. R. (8 September 2010). "Tamil actor Murali dies of heart attack". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 7 December 2013. Retrieved 25 February 2016.
  5. ^ Kumar, S. r Ashok (5 August 2010). "Grill Mill: Poovilangu Mohan". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 29 August 2021. Retrieved 25 February 2022.
  6. ^ "Poo Vilangu Tamil FIlm EP VInyl Record by Ilayaraja". Mossymart. Archived from the original on 25 February 2022. Retrieved 25 February 2022.
  7. ^ "Poovilangu (1984)". Raaga.com. Archived from the original on 11 March 2016. Retrieved 25 February 2016.
  8. ^ ஜெயமன்மதன் (15 April 1984). "பூவிலங்கு". Kalki (in Tamil). p. 81. Retrieved 5 October 2022.

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