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Raja Kaiya Vacha

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Raja Kaiya Vacha
Directed bySuresh Krissna
Written bySuresh Krissna
Ananthu (dialogues)
Produced byV. Mohan
V. Natarajan
CinematographyP. S. Prakash
Edited byRaghu
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Ananthi Films
Release date
  • 7 December 1990 (1990-12-07)
Running time
145 minutes

Raja Kaiya Vacha (transl. If Raja lays his hands) is a 1990 Indian Tamil-language comedy film, directed by Suresh Krissna. The film stars Prabhu, Gautami and Revathi with Nassar, Sarathkumar, Nagesh, Janagaraj, Anandaraj, and Poornam Viswanathan in supporting roles. It was released on 7 December 1990. The film's title is derived from a song from Apoorva Sagodharargal (1989).[1]


Raja is a con artist who falls in love with Vijaya. First, she thinks that he was a police officer and asks him to find lost belongings. However, Raja steals to fulfill her wishes. One day, the police arrests Raja in front of Vijaya. Raja is sent to jail but is welcome like a king in jail. Vijaya leaves the town with her father. When Raja is released, he decides to find Vijaya.

Meanwhile, Johnny, a worker union leader, often strikes and works with a competitor company manager named Vaidyaraj. Many general manager of the company resigned, so Raja tries to get the job to see Vijaya, who also works there. The company chairman engages Raja, who in turn engages his friend Japan as a company security officer. Divya, the company chairman's granddaughter and a polio patient, falls in love with Raja. The strikes and workers problem within the company begins to disappear, and Vaidaraj gets furious.

Vijaya begins to understand Raja's heart. Divya's grandfather proposes to Raja to marry her, but Raja says that he is in love with Vijaya. Johnny and Vaidaraj plan to kill Raja, so they put a bomb in the factory. Vaidyaraj reveals that he is the brother of the company chairman. He and Johnny eventually get killed. Finally, Raja saves the factory and marries Vijaya.



The soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[3] The song "Mazhai Varudhu" is based on Bageshri raga.[4][5]

Song Singer(s) Lyrics Duration
"Kadhaluku Raja" Mano, S. Janaki Piraisoodan 5:05
"Kanneer Thuli" K. J. Yesudas Vaali 4:31
"Mazhai Varuthu" K. S. Chithra, K. J. Yesudas Pulamaipithan 4:48
"Maruthaani Araicheney" Ilaiyaraaja, Mano, S. Janaki Kanmani Subbu 5:11
"Unn Kanakku Thaan" Mano Vaali 4:32


N. Krishnaswamy of The Indian Express wrote, "The film has a classy look, but in the quest for comedy, director Suresh Krishna seems to have taken the story line rather too lightly".[1] C. R. K. of Kalki wrote the earlier parts of the film had youthful factor; following the strike at the car factory, the story began to strike and gradually succumbed to the formula and slipped away.[6]


  1. ^ a b Krishnaswamy, N. (14 December 1990). "Raja Kaiyya Vachaa". The Indian Express. p. 5. Retrieved 27 February 2019 – via Google News Archive.
  2. ^ "1990-ல் பிரபு படத்தில் நடித்துள்ள இந்திய கிரிக்கெட் வீரர் - அட யாருன்னு தெரியுதா ?". Tamil Behind Talkies (in Tamil). 7 February 2021. Archived from the original on 20 December 2021. Retrieved 20 February 2021.
  3. ^ "Raja Kaiya Vacha (1990) Tamil Super Hit Film LP Vinyl Record by Ilaiyaraaja". Disco Music Center. Archived from the original on 22 June 2022. Retrieved 20 February 2021.
  4. ^ Mani, Charulatha (16 March 2012). "A Raga's Journey – Bewitching Bhagesri". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 23 August 2019. Retrieved 23 August 2019.
  5. ^ Sundararaman (2007) [2005]. Raga Chintamani: A Guide to Carnatic Ragas Through Tamil Film Music (2nd ed.). Pichhamal Chintamani. p. 144. OCLC 295034757.
  6. ^ சி.ஆர்.கே. (23 December 1990). "ராஜா கைய வெச்சா". Kalki (in Tamil). p. 17. Archived from the original on 31 August 2023. Retrieved 28 December 2022 – via Internet Archive.

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