Poovizhi Vasalile

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Poovizhi Vasalile
Poovizhi Vasalile.jpg
Directed byFazil
Written byFazil
Gokula Krishnan (dialogues)
Produced byLakshmi Priya Combines
Jayanan Vincent
Edited byT. R. Sekhar
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Lakshmi Priya Combines
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, starring Sathyaraj, Sujitha and Karthika, with Raghuvaran, Babu Antony, Nizhalgal Ravi, T. S. Raghavendra and Rajyalakshmi playing supporting roles. The film, produced by Lakshmi Priya Combines, had musical score by Ilaiyaraaja and was released on 14 January 1987. It is a remake of the Malayalam film Poovinu Puthiya Poonthennal.[1][2]

Poovizhi Vasalile was released on 14 January 1987.[3] The film received critical acclaim from the critics and went on screens for more than 23 weeks in cities such as Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai and Tiruchirappalli and completed 100 days in other parts as well, it went on to become one of the biggest commercial successes of 1987. The film has a certain cult following and has been noted for the villainous performance of Antony and Raghuvaran.[4][5]


A deaf-mute boy Benny and his mother 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, with lyrics written by him, Gangai Amaran, Muthulingam and Kamakodiyan.[6][7]

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


Jayamanmadhan of Kalki magazine 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".[8]


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  2. ^ Pillai, Sreedhar (15 January 1988). "Rush of contenders for top place in Tamil films". India Today. Archived from the original on 21 June 2018. Retrieved 7 August 2021.
  3. ^ "பூவிழி வாசலிலே / Poovizhi Vasalile (1987)". Screen4Screen. Archived from the original on 7 August 2021. Retrieved 7 August 2021.
  4. ^ "The Top 10 Tamil Films On Children". Rediff.com. 27 June 2014. Archived from the original on 4 August 2016. Retrieved 7 August 2021.
  5. ^ "Kollywood's craze for Malayalam screenplays". Sify. Archived from the original on 27 November 2016. Retrieved 26 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Poovizhi Vaasalilae (1987)". Raaga.com. Archived from the original on 25 April 2011. Retrieved 30 December 2011.
  7. ^ "Poovizhi Vasalile Tamil Film LP Vinyl Record by Ilayaraja". Mossymart. Archived from the original on 7 August 2021. Retrieved 7 August 2021.
  8. ^ ஜெயமன்மதன் (25 January 1987). "பூவிழி வாசலிலே..." Kalki (in Tamil). p. 11. Archived from the original on 2 June 2022. Retrieved 2 June 2022.

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