Thalattu Ketkuthamma

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Thalattu Ketkuthamma
Thalattu Ketkuthamma.jpg
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. The film, produced by Vijayalakshmi Srinivasan and Kanchana Sivaraman, had musical score by Ilaiyaraaja.[1] 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
GenreFeature film soundtrack

The soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja. The soundtrack, released in 1991, features 6 tracks with lyrics written by Vaali.[2]

Track Song Singer(s) Lyrics Duration
1 "Annanukku" Malaysia Vasudevan Vaali 4:49
2 "Nenthukitta" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 4:51
3 "Sonna Petcha" P. Susheela, Minmini, Yuvan Shankar Raja, Kalpana 4:35
4 "Sutti Sutti" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra 4:50
5 "Yamma Yamma" 5:00
6 "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]

In popular culture[edit]

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


  1. ^ Mannath, Malini (1 January 1993). "Run-of-the-mill fare". The Indian Express. p. 7.
  2. ^ "Thalattu Ketkuthamma". JioSaavn. 27 September 2017. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Thalaatu Kekkuthamma". The Indian Express. 5 November 1991. p. 13.
  4. ^ "The Indian Express - Google News Archive Search".

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