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Directed byV. C. Vadivudaiyan
Produced byJohn Max
Written byV, C. Vadivudaiyan,
Durai P. G. (dialogues)
Raai Laxmi
Music byJohn Peter
CinematographyS. Sreenivasa Reddy
Edited byElisa
Shalom Studios[1]
Distributed bySri Thenandal Films
Release date
  • March 4, 2016 (2016-03-04)
Budget6 crores
Box office300crores

Sowkarpettai is a 2016 Tamil comedy horror film directed by Vadivudaiyan starring Srikanth and Lakshmi Rai in the leading roles with music composed by John Peter. The film was released worldwide on 4 March 2016 and received moderate reviews from critics and audience.[2]


Vetri and Maya love each other. Vetri's twin brother Shakthi wants to molest Maya, so he is thrown by his parents. A few years later, villains kill Vetri, his parents, and Maya. They return as ghosts and eliminate them one by one. Shakthi returns as a powerful tantrik and kills all the villains for his family's dispute. He now uses his power to kill Vetri, and at the same time, wants to have sex with Maya as revenge. In the end, good wins over evil.



The film was first reported in March 2015, when Vadivudaiyaan announced that he would make a film starring Srikanth and Lakshmi Rai, set in the backdrop of Sowcarpet.[3] The film began production in March 2015, with the team suggesting that it would be a "horror comedy".[4] This film is being made in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi languages. The film has been titled as ‘Siva Ganga’ in Telugu and ‘Tantra Shakthi’ in Hindi.[5] A sequel was confirmed according to end of movie and srikanth to play both villain and hero while in addition jayavani,ashwini kalsekar,kalyani padala and bhuvneshwari were also the part of movie in their negative roles but due to week box office,it was in pipeline since 2015,now producers are releasing it with new title Dushta which will release on 30 October to clash with movies like Iru Mugan,singham 3 and pottu.


Soundtrack was composed by John Peter and lyrics written by Viveka, Na. Muthukumar and Sorkho.[6]

  • Indha Nodi — Ranjith, Ranina Reddy
  • Bhayam — Marana Gana Viji
  • Ayyo Vallikudhe — Haricharan
  • Modhi Parpene — Ram, Saritha Ram


Vishal Menon of The Hindu called it "yet another horror-sleaze-comedy, Kollywood’s latest fad, following the Aranmanai series" and also stated "it’s the kind of film where even ghosts (Raai Laxmi mostly) aren’t spared from being objectified".[7] M. Suganth of Times of India gave it a 1.5/5 and wrote "For a horror film, Sowcarpettai is hardly scary. It is one of those cheaply produced, paint-by-numbers horror films that hopes to cash in on a trend, relying on tacky visual effects, an overloud score, and costumes and makeup that make the characters seem like poorly dressed guests at a Halloween party."[8]


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  2. ^ "Sowcarpettai to Release on Feb 26"
  3. ^ Raai Laxmi, Srikanth in a horror film
  4. ^ Raai Laxmi's new pair..
  5. ^ Srikanth and Rai Lakshmi in a Trilingual
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