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Raatchasan poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Ramkumar
Produced by G. Dilli Babu
R. Sridhar
Written by Ramkumar
Starring Vishnu Vishal
Amala Paul
Music by Ghibran
Cinematography P. V. Sankar
Edited by San Lokesh
Axess Film Factory
Distributed by Skylark Entertainment
Release date
5 October 2018
Running time
170 minutes
Country India
Language Tamil

Ratsasan (pronounced Raatchasan, English: Demon) is an Indian Tamil-language psychological thriller film directed by Ramkumar. The film features Vishnu and Amala Paul in the lead roles. Featuring music composed by Ghibran, the venture began production in November 2016. The film received overwhelmingly positive reviews from critics and audience alike.[1][2][3][4]



Protagonist of the story Arun Kumar is an aspiring filmmaker. In his pursuit of the craft, he collects various tales of psychopaths and serial killers. Constant rejections in his attempts and family constraints force him to abandon his dream and take up the job of a Police officer. Meanwhile, in the Chennai city, a number of school girls are reportedly kidnapped and brutally murdered. Arun intuitively suggests to his superior officials that this could be the wrongdoings of a psycho killer, but they neglect his theories.

All the while, his predictions come true and dire incidents follow. At one stage, Arun's niece becomes a victim of this psychopath, thus fueling a vengeful investigation. With the help of his girlfriend Viji and his friends in the police department, Arun's pursuit of this phantom killer turns wilder than his darkest of imaginations.


Following the release of the comedy drama Mundasupatti (2014), Ramkumar was keen to do a serious film to avoid being type-cast. He was inspired to write a film on a psycho killer after reading an international news story, and spent close to a year writing a fictional screenplay to fit around the character of a psycho killer. Ramkumar initially struggled to find an actor to play the lead role of a forty-year-old man with a child, and despite working the child out of the script as a result, he still found it difficult to convince actors to sign the film. In April 2017, actor Jai signed the project titled Ratchasan, which was set to be produced by C. V. Kumar of Thirukumaran Entertainment.[5] However soon after the actor and director dropped out of the project, and Kumar took the title of Ratchasan with him. Subsequently, throughout the production stage, the film was briefly known as Cinderella and then Minmini, but neither title was kept. The former title was claimed by another Tamil film's producers, while Ramkumar felt the latter seemed too light-hearted. Eventually, the team members managed to amicably convince Kumar to offer them the title of Ratchasan, which was later stylised to Ratsasan.[6]

Ramkumar chose to make the film with producer Dilli Babu and starring Vishnu in the lead role in July 2017.[7][8] Amala Paul joined the cast of the film in late November 2017, with production starting thereafter.[9] In June 2017, the title of the film was changed to Raatchasan.[10]


Soundtrack album by Ghibran
Released September 2018
Genre Tamil
Length 14:13
Language Tamil
Label Saregama
Producer Ghibran
Ghibran chronology
Viswaroopam 2
(2018)Viswaroopam 22018
1."Kaadhal Kadal Dhana"3:26
2."Hey Piriyame Piriyame"3:50
3."Kanamma Kanvizhi"3:27
4."Maayangal Naanada"3:30
Total length:14:13


  1. ^ http://www.timesofindia.com/entertainment/tamil/movie-reviews/ratchasan/amp_movie_review/66060130.cms
  2. ^ http://www.thenewsminute.com/article/ratsasan-review-vishnu-vishal-shines-exciting-thriller-89519%3famp
  3. ^ http://www.lensmenreviews.com/ratsasan-tamil-movie-review-2018/
  4. ^ "Ratsasan movie review: Vishnu Vishal's cop act is superlative but this thriller could've done with some trimming - Entertainment News, Firstpost".
  5. ^ "Jai's next is 'Ratchasan'".
  6. ^ https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/psycho-killer-ratchasan-based-real-person-director-ramkumar-tnm-89232
  7. ^ "Vishnu Vishal to join hands with 'Mundasupatti' director".
  8. ^ "Who will produce 'Mundasupatti' Director's second film? - Tamil Movie News". 2016-07-16.
  9. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/tamil/movies/news/Vishnu-Vishal-to-don-khaki-in-his-next/articleshow/55618752.cms
  10. ^ "Vishnu Vishal- Amala Paul film title changed to Raatchasan".

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