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Directed bySaravana Pandian
Produced byM. K. Hari Shankar
StarringK. S. Adhiyaman
Raj Kapoor
Music byIlayaraja
Muthu Movies
Distributed byMuthu Movies
Release date
4 December 1998

Thalaimurai (Tamil: தலைமுறை) is a 1998 Indian Tamil film directed by Saravana Pandian and produced by M. K. Hari Shankar. The film stars director K. S. Adhiyaman in leading role along with Rajkiran, Kanaka, Bhanupriya, Revathi and Rajkapoor playing supporting roles. The film has a musical score by Ilayaraja.[1][2] Revathi received Tamil Nadu State Film Award Special Prize for Best Actress.[3][4]


Pandithurai (Raj Kiran) and Naachchiyaa (Revathi) are a respectable couple in the village. Naachchiyaa manages to conceive after 7 seven long years of marriage. She has a still born baby - Pandithurai replaces the dead baby with an illegitimate baby born to Panchavarnam (Bhanupriya) in the same hospital the same day, out of love for his wife, since he thinks that she would die if she hears that her baby was born dead. Raj Kapoor is the villain who is the father of this baby; Panchavarnam and Pandithurai promise each other that they wouldn't reveal this secret to anybody; but their conversation is overheard by Radha Ravi (Naachchiyaa's loving elder brother) and starts hating Muthu since he thinks he is an illegitimate child born to Panchavarnam and Pandithurai, but manages to keep it to himself out of fear of breaking up his sister's family. Panchavarnam joins the thurai household as domestic help. The son Muthu grows up to be an irresponsible but a very tender man (Adhiyaman), he is greatly hated by his uncle and the entire village. Radha Ravi's daughter (played by newcomer Lakshmi) and Muthu are in love and are supported by the entire family except Radha Ravi, who knows the secret of Muthu's parentage. He blurts the truth out to his sister in anger when she asks the reason for his opposition to their children's marital union. How the various characters involved (Pandithurai, Naachchiyaa, Muthu and Panchavarnam) come to terms with this new revelation, forms the rest of the story.



The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja and lyrics were written by Arivumathi, Then Mozhiyaan, Vasan and Nandalala.[5]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 "Enna Petha Raasa" Ilaiyaraaja Arivumathi 04:48
2 "Enna Petha Raasa" Sunandha Arivumathi 04:33
3 "Vellimani Thottil Katta" Arun Mozhi, Ilaiyaraaja, Sujatha Nandalala 05:13
4 "Thathi Thathi" Sujatha Vasan 05:09
5 "Dapangkuthu" Arun Mozhi, Swarnalatha Then Mozhiyaan 05:16
6 "Enga Maharaani" Ilaiyaraaja, Srinivas Vasan 05:18
7 "Enna Petha Raasa" (Sad) Ilaiyaraaja Arivumathi 02:58


  1. ^ "Thalaimurai". Retrieved 25 October 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Thalaimurai". Retrieved 25 October 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Tamil Nadu State Film Award". Retrieved 25 October 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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  5. ^ "Thalaimurai Songs". Retrieved 25 October 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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