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Directed by K. S. Ravikumar
Produced by R. B. Choudary
Written by K. S. Ravikumar
Erode Sounder
Starring Sarath Kumar
Manoj Bharathiraja
Sindhu Menon
Music by Sabesh Murali
Cinematography S. Murthy
Super Good Films
Release date
31 August 2001
Country India
Language Tamil

Samuthiram (English: Ocean) is a 2001 Tamil film written and directed by K. S. Ravikumar, starring Sarath Kumar, Murali, Manoj Bharathiraja, Kaveri, Abhirami, Sindhu Menon and Monal. The film's score and soundtrack are composed by Sabesh-Murali. The film was released on 31 August 2001. The film was remade in Telugu as Siva Rama Raju with Jagapathi Babu, in Bengali as Kartavya and in Kannada as Paramashiva with V. Ravichandran. Even though it got mixed reviews it became a "Hit" at boxoffice.


Actor Role
Sarath Kumar Selvarasu
Murali Thangarasu
Manoj Bharathiraja Chinnarasu
Kaveri Savithri (Rasamani)
Abhirami Lakshmi
Sindhu Menon Dhurga
Goundamani Ramanathan
Senthil M.Tharmaraj
Manjula Vijayakumar
Pyramid Natarajan
Vasu Vikram
Crane Manohar
Santhana Bharathi
Riyaz Khan
Raadhika Cameo


Selvarasu (Sarath Kumar) is the head of the family and his two brothers Thangarasu (Murali and Chinnarasu (Manoj Bharathiraja) are ready to give up their life for him. The three brothers think the world of their sister Rasamani (Kaveri). A rich man (Pyramid Natarajan) from the neighboring village feels insulted when Thangarasu mishandles his son, and to take revenge, he makes Rasamani his daughter-in-law. Starting with taking away all of the brothers' wealth, he insults them at every opportunity while ill-treating Rasamani. At last in the climax, Rasamani's husband and father-in-law reform and accept her and her brothers.


R. B. Choudary's financial problems meant that the director K. S. Ravikumar financed the first schedule of the film by himself. The producer acknowledged and thanked the director at the audio launch function.[1]


Soundtrack album by Sabesh-Murali
Released 2001
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label Star Music
Producer Sabesh-Murali

Sabesh-Murali, brothers of music composer Deva made their debut as full fledged composers with this project after composing background music for their brother's films previously.[2][3]

Critical reception[edit]

It received good response from ladies. But the movie generally got negative reviews as it was felt that the story is not new. Malathi Rangarajan from stated Samudhiram is a story of the sincere affection that exists in a family - love that is more filial than fraternal; attachment that is more unnatural than normal.[4] Screenindia wrote that stars performed well in the film.[5]