Poovizhi Vasalile

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Poovizhi Vasalile
Directed byFazil
Written byFazil
Gokula Krishnan (dialogues)
Jayanan Vincent
Edited byT. R. Sekhar
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Lakshmi Priya Combines
Distributed byManoj Films[1]
Release date
  • 14 January 1987 (1987-01-14)
Running time
155 minutes

Poovizhi Vasalile (transl. Eye at the door) is a 1987 Indian Tamil-language thriller film directed by Fazil. The film stars Sathyaraj, Sujitha and Karthika, with Raghuvaran, Babu Antony, Nizhalgal Ravi, T. S. Raghavendra and Rajyalakshmi playing supporting roles. It is a remake of the 1986 Malayalam film Poovinu Puthiya Poonthennal.[2][3] The film was released on 14 January 1987.[4] The film has a certain cult following and has been noted for the villainous performance of Antony and Raghuvaran.[5][6]


A deaf-mute boy Benny and his mother Stella witness a man getting killed by Anand and Ranjith. So the killers also killed the mother, but Benny manages to escape from them.

Jeeva is an alcoholic who is not able to recover from the tragic death of his family. Jeeva finds Benny when he is sleeping in the trash and adopts him as Raja, naming him after his son. Soon, he meets Yamuna and becomes close friends without knowing that she is Raja's aunt. Raja recognises his mother's murderer in a bar along with their boss.

First, the police arrest Jeeva for kidnapping Raja and for hiding his mother Stella, but the police discover Stella's body with Raja's help and Yamuna understands the boy is none other than her sister's son Benny. Thereafter, Anand and Ranjith kidnap Raja from Yamuna, so Jeeva kills the murderers and goes to jail.



The soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[7][8]

Song Singer(s) Lyrics Duration
"Aattam Ingey" Malaysia Vasudevan, S. P. Sailaja Kamakodiyan 4:27
"Anne Anne" Mano Ilaiyaraaja 4:14
"Chinna Chinna Roja Poove" K. J. Yesudas Muthulingam 4:29
"Oru Kiliyin" (duet) K. J. Yesudas, K. S. Chithra Gangai Amaran 4:35
"Oru Kiliyin" (female) K. S. Chithra 4:31
"Paattu Engae" S. P Shailaja, Malaysia Vasudevan Kamakodiyan 4:27


Jayamanmadhan of Kalki appreciated Fazil for being able to visually convey what he wanted, but said Ilaiyaraaja's music, Raghuvaran's acting and the cinematography were "okay. okay".[9]


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  4. ^ "பூவிழி வாசலிலே / Poovizhi Vasalile (1987)". Screen4Screen. Archived from the original on 7 August 2021. Retrieved 7 August 2021.
  5. ^ "The Top 10 Tamil Films On Children". Rediff.com. 27 June 2014. Archived from the original on 25 November 2016. Retrieved 7 August 2021.
  6. ^ "Kollywood's craze for Malayalam screenplays". Sify. Archived from the original on 27 November 2016. Retrieved 26 November 2016.
  7. ^ "Poovizhi Vaasalilae (1987)". Raaga.com. Archived from the original on 25 April 2011. Retrieved 30 December 2011.
  8. ^ "Poovizhi Vasalile Tamil Film LP Vinyl Record by Ilayaraja". Mossymart. Archived from the original on 7 August 2021. Retrieved 7 August 2021.
  9. ^ ஜெயமன்மதன் (25 January 1987). "பூவிழி வாசலிலே..." Kalki (in Tamil). p. 11. Archived from the original on 30 July 2022. Retrieved 2 June 2022.

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