Thalattu Ketkuthamma

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Thalattu Ketkuthamma
Thalattu Ketkuthamma.jpg
Tamil தாலாட்டு கேட்குதம்மா
Directed by Raj Kapoor
Produced by Vijayalakshmi Srinivasan
Kanchana Sivaraman
Written by Raj Kapoor
Music by Ilaiyaraaja
Cinematography B. R. Vijayalakshmi
Edited by B. Lenin
V. T. Vijayan
Release date
  • 5 November 1991 (1991-11-05)
Running time
150 minutes
Country India
Language Tamil

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 and was released on 5 November 1991. The film completed a 100-day run.[1][2] It was remade in Telugu as Chittemma Mogudu.


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.



Thalattu Ketkuthamma
Soundtrack album by Ilaiyaraaja
Released 1991
Recorded 1991
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 29:39
Producer Ilaiyaraaja

The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Ilaiyaraaja. The soundtrack, released in 1991, features 6 tracks with lyrics written by Vaali.[3]

Track Song Singer(s) Duration
1 'Annanukku' Malaysia Vasudevan 4:49
2 'Kaalam Ennum' Ilaiyaraaja 5:01
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


  1. ^ Malini Mannath (1 January 1993). "Run-of-the-mill fare". The Indian Express: 7. Retrieved 25 September 2013.
  2. ^ "Thaalatu Kekuthamma (1991) Tamil Movie". Retrieved 25 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Thaalatu Kekuthamma - Illayaraja - Prabhu Songs at". Retrieved 25 December 2013.