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Soorakottai Singakutti

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Soorakottai Singakutti
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRama Narayanan
Produced byAVM Kumaran
Padma Kumaran
AVM K. Shanmugam
Silk Smitha
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Release date
  • 9 September 1983 (1983-09-09)

Soorakottai Singakutti (transl. The lion cub from Soorakkottai) is a 1983 Indian Tamil-language masala film, directed by Rama Narayanan for AVM Productions. The film stars Prabhu and Silk Smitha, with Vijayakumari, V. K. Ramaswami, Prameela and Gemini Ganesan in supporting roles. It was released on 9 September 1983.[1]


Viswanathan, a happily married landlord befriends a dancer. Later she shows her true colours, separates him from his wife and marries him. Meanwhile, Selvam, a vibrant youth hears from his mother about his past and vows to avenge the person who caused injustice to his family. How he manages to do it, is the rest of the story.



Soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja and lyrics were written by Vaali.[2][3]

Song Singers
"Kalidasan Kannadasan" P. Jayachandran, P. Susheela
"Onnum Theriyatha" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki
"Kaaka Pudippen" Malaysia Vasudevan
"Appan Petcha" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
"Nillena Nillena" Malaysia Vasudevan, S. Janaki
"Naan Thaanda Pookkaari" S. Janaki, Malaysia Vasudevan


S. Shivakumar of Sunday Mid-Day called it "the worst AVM presentation I have ever seen" and went on to write "With absolutely no plot, director Ram Narayan depends on his abundant talent in penning the now proverbial double meaning dialogues to stimulate the baser instincts of the filmmakers 'main food'".[4] The film failed at the box office, partly due to audience's reluctance to accept Smitha as a lead actress.[5]


  1. ^ "சூரக்கோட்டை சிங்கக்குட்டி / Soorakottai Singakutti (1983)". Screen 4 Screen. Archived from the original on 19 November 2023. Retrieved 9 December 2021.
  2. ^ "Soorakkottai SIngakutti Tamil film LP Vinyl Record by Ilayaraja". Mossymart. Archived from the original on 9 December 2021. Retrieved 9 December 2021.
  3. ^ "Soorakottai Singakutti (1983)". Raaga.com. Archived from the original on 1 December 2021. Retrieved 9 December 2021.
  4. ^ Shivakumar, S. (18 September 1983). "When does he act?". Sunday Mid-Day. p. 26. Archived from the original on 6 January 2023. Retrieved 6 January 2023.
  5. ^ "சிலுக்கு ஸ்மிதா! (8)". Dinamalar (in Tamil). 29 December 2019. Archived from the original on 17 April 2024. Retrieved 17 April 2024.

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