|Directed by||Raj Kapoor|
|Produced by||Vijayalakshmi Srinivasan|
|Written by||Raj Kapoor|
|Cinematography||B. R. Vijayalakshmi|
|Edited by||B. Lenin|
V. T. Vijayan
Thalattu Ketkuthamma (English: Can you hear the lullaby?) is a 1991 Tamil-language drama film directed by Raj Kapoor in his directorial debut. The film features Prabhu and Kanaka in lead roles. The film, produced by Vijayalakshmi Srinivasan and Kanchana Sivaraman, had musical score by Ilaiyaraaja. It was remade in Telugu as Chittemma Mogudu starring Mohan Babu & Divya Bharati.
Raasaiyya (Prabhu), a young man, wants to get married as soon as possible and he compels his uncle (Goundamani). His cousin Pechiamma (Kanaka) is an immature tomboy. After seeing her friend Valli (Mounica) dying while delivering a child, Pechiamma thinks after the marriage, she will die. Raasaiyya finally gets married with Pechiamma. Thereafter, Pechiamma avoids Raasaiyya although he treasures her. One day, Raasaiyya comes drunk in his house and rapes Pechiamma, leaving her pregnant. What transpires later forms the crux of the story.
- Prabhu as Raasaiyya
- Kanaka as Pechiamma
- Goundamani as Raasaiyya's uncle
- Senthil as Pulipandi
- Silk Smitha as Dr. Mary
- Vadivukkarasi as Vadivu
- Mounica as Valli
- Vijaya Chandrika
- R. P. Viswam as Viswam
- Oru Viral Krishna Rao
- Chokkalinga Bhagavathar as Muthukalai
- Omakuchi Narasimhan
- Kovai Senthil
|Soundtrack album by|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|3||"Nenthukitta"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||4:51|
|4||"Sonna Petcha"||Minmini, P. Susheela||4:35|
|5||"Sutti Sutti"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra||4:50|
|6||"Yamma Yamma"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra||5:00|
Release and reception
Thalattu Ketkuthamma was released on 5 November 1991. 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".
- Mannath, Malini (1 January 1993). "Run-of-the-mill fare". The Indian Express. p. 7.
- "Thalattu Ketkuthamma". JioSaavn. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
- "Thalaatu Kekkuthamma". The Indian Express. 5 November 1991. p. 13.