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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 byIlayaraaja
Distributed byKavithalayaa Productions
Release date
23 March 1984
Running time
145 mins

Poovilangu is a 1984 Indian movie directed by Ameerjan starring Murali and Kuyili.


Set in a college campus, the film explored many of the cliches typical of the genre but newcomer Murali made the experience memorable with his work. Be it romancing Kuyili with Ilaiyaraja's chartbuster Athadi Paavadai Kathada, or going on an emotional roller-coaster, or even beating up his father's evil henchmen, Murali proved that he has what it took to be an actor in mainstream Tamil cinema.



Poovilangu marked the directorial debut of Ameerjan who earlier assisted K. Balachander.[1] The film marked the acting debuts of Murali, son of Kannada director Siddalingiah (in Tamil) and Kuyili.[2][3] 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.[4]


The music for this film was composed by Ilaiyaraaja and lyrics were written by Vairamuthu.[5]

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


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