Sattam En Kaiyil

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Sattam En Kaiyil
Sattam En Kaiyil.jpg
Directed byT. N. Balu
Written byT. N. Balu
Produced byT. N. Balu
CinematographyN. K. Viswanathan
Edited byV. Rajagopal
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Balu Cine Arts
Release date
  • 14 July 1978 (1978-07-14)
Running time
127 minutes

Sattam En Kaiyil (transl. The law is in my hands) is a 1978 Indian Tamil-language action film directed by T. N. Balu starring Kamal Haasan and Sripriya. It was remade in Hindi as Yeh To Kamaal Ho Gaya (1982), with Haasan returning.[1]


The film revolves around twin brothers, who were separated and got different family in their childhood. One becomes an educated and a good person, while the other one becomes local city-thief and a petty criminal remaining uneducated. Problems arrive when their girlfriends think the other as their own boyfriend as they look alike. The story ends reuniting the twin brothers.



Sattam En Kaiyil is the debut film of Sathyaraj.[4] It was the cinematographer N. K. Viswanathan who recommended him to the director T. N. Balu. Sathyaraj received a salary of ₹500.[5]


All songs were written by Kannadasan and Thiruppathuran, and composed by Ilaiyaraaja. The song "Sorgam Madhuvile" was remixed by Karthik Raja for Maamadurai (2007).[6]

Title Singer(s) Lyrics Length
"Aazhakadalil" Malaysia Vasudevan, S. Janaki Kannadasan 4:08
"Sorgam Madhuvile" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 4:34
"Ore Idam" P. Susheela 4:40
"Kadai Thengaiyo" Malaysia Vasudevan Thirupathooran 4:35
"Mera Naam Abdullah" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam Kannadasan 4:10


Sattam En Kaiyil was released on 14 July 1978.[2] It was commercially successful and ran for 100 days. 100th days celebration of the film was attended by M. Karunanidhi.[7][5][8]


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  7. ^ "Karuna taught me Tamil, says Kamal Haasan". Deccan Chronicle. 29 May 2017. Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  8. ^ Bengaluru, Rajaparvai Ramu [@RajaparvaiB] (14 July 2020). "#கமல்ஹாசன் அவர்௧ளின் #சட்டம்என்கையில் இன்று 42ம் ஆண்டு நிறைவுநாள் (14/07/1978) 100 ஓடிய சூப்பர் ஹிட் திரைப்படம் இந்த படம் தெலுங்கு மொழியில் #தொங்௧தோரா என்று வெளிவந்து #ஆந்திராவில் 100 நாட்௧ளுக்கு மேல் ஓடியது." (Tweet) (in Tamil). Retrieved 6 October 2020 – via Twitter.

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