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Thalattu Ketkuthamma

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Thalattu Ketkuthamma
Directed byRaj Kapoor
Written byRaj Kapoor
Produced byVijayalakshmi Srinivasan
Kanchana Sivaraman
CinematographyB. R. Vijayalakshmi
Edited byB. Lenin
V. T. Vijayan
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Release date
  • 5 November 1991 (1991-11-05)
Running time
150 minutes

Thalattu Ketkuthamma (transl. Can you hear the lullaby?) is a 1991 Indian Tamil-language drama film directed by Raj Kapoor in his directorial debut. The film stars Prabhu and Kanaka. It was released on 5 November 1991. The film was remade in Telugu as Chittemma Mogudu.[citation needed]


Raasaiyya, a young man, wants to get married as soon as possible and he compels his uncle. His cousin Pechiamma is an immature tomboy. After seeing her friend Valli dying while delivering a child, Pechiamma thinks that she too will die after the marriage. Raasaiyya finally gets married with Pechiamma. Thereafter, Pechiamma avoids Raasaiyya although he treasures her. One day, Raasaiyya comes home drunk and rapes Pechiamma, leading to her becoming pregnant. What transpires later forms the crux of the story.



The soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja, with lyrics written by Vaali.[1][2]

Song Singer(s) Duration
"Annanukku" Malaysia Vasudevan 4:49
"Nenthukitta" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 4:51
"Sonna Petcha" P. Susheela, Minmini, Yuvan Shankar Raja, Kalpana 4:35
"Sutti Sutti" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra 4:50
"Yamma Yamma" 5:00
"Amma Enum Vaarthaithaan" Ilaiyaraaja 5:05

Release and reception[edit]

Thalattu Ketkuthamma was released on 5 November 1991.[3] The Indian Express wrote, "With a storyline that can be written at the backside of bus ticket, it is not surprising that debutant director Raj Kapoor [..] spends most of the time beating around the bush".[4] C. R. K. of Kalki called Thalattu Ketkuthamma a "boost" for Prabhu.[5]

In popular culture[edit]

The film is noted for the song 'Ho gaya' sung by Goundamani and also gained popularity. [citation needed]


  1. ^ "Thalattu Ketkuthamma". JioSaavn. 27 September 2017. Archived from the original on 1 September 2023. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Thalattu Ketkuthamma Tamil Audio Cassettes by Ilaiyaraaja". Banumass. Archived from the original on 1 September 2023. Retrieved 1 September 2023.
  3. ^ "Thalaatu Kekkuthamma". The Indian Express. 5 November 1991. p. 13. Retrieved 25 January 2019 – via Google News Archive.
  4. ^ "Thaalaattu Ketkudhamma". The Indian Express. 29 November 1991. p. 7. Retrieved 25 January 2019 – via Google News Archive.
  5. ^ சி. ஆர். கே. (24 November 1991). "தாலாட்டு கேக்குதம்மா". Kalki (in Tamil). Archived from the original on 1 September 2023. Retrieved 1 September 2023 – via Internet Archive.

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