Therkathi Kallan

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Therkathi Kallan
Directed byP. Kalaimani
Written byP. Kalaimani
Based onBhanumati Gari Mogudu (Telugu)(1987)
Produced byP. Kalaimani
CinematographyB. R. Vijayalakshmi[1]
Edited byGowthaman
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Everest Films
Release date
  • 22 April 1988 (1988-04-22)
Running time
125 minutes

Therkathi Kallan (transl. Southern thief) is a 1988 Indian Tamil-language action comedy film produced, written and directed by P. Kalaimani. The film stars Vijayakanth and Radhika. It is a remake of the Telugu film Bhanumati Gari Mogudu.[citation needed] The film was released on 22 April 1988.[2]


Because he wishes to acquire a plot of land to be autonomous, Kallan, a villager tries his luck by wanting to be a movie star in the capital and finally becomes a stuntman. His path crosses that charming but arrogant feminist Radha, a wealthy heiress. He marries her further to a compromise. The couple quickly collides due to their excess big social difference but especially very fast realises that it shares not at all the same values. And their troubles are only beginning, rather funny at first. But the crossing time, their married life becomes a disaster...



The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja and lyrics were written by Gangai Amaran.[3] The song "Thilla Thaangu" inspired the chorus of "Thanga Sela" in Kaala (2018).[4]

Song Singers Length
"Vaada Vaada En Raasa" (Title Song) Ilaiyaraaja and chorus 03:07
"Inthiran Ketahu Pennalae" K. S. Chithra and chorus 04:24
"Pottu Vachu Pakkuporen" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 03:38
"Thilla Thaangu" Malaysia Vasudevan and K. S. Chithra 04:33
"Radha Azhaikkiral" S. Janaki 04:28
"Kannukkulla Thookkam Pochi" 04:39


The Indian Express wrote, "The 'taming of the shrew' line has been somewhat of a lasting preoccupation with our filmmakers. But it's interesting how it gets projected in the Indian context".[5] Kalki also reviewed the film.[6]


  1. ^ Ganesan, Ranjita (8 March 2023). "How Indian women cinematographers carved a niche in a male-dominated field". Archived from the original on 24 August 2023. Retrieved 24 August 2023.
  2. ^ "தெற்கத்தி கள்ளன் / Therkathi Kallan (1988)". Screen 4 Screen. Archived from the original on 28 November 2023. Retrieved 18 February 2022.
  3. ^ "Therkatthi Kallan Tamil Film LP Vinyl Record by Ilayaraja". Mossymart. Archived from the original on 18 February 2022. Retrieved 18 February 2022.
  4. ^ Nathan, Archana (9 May 2018). "'Kaala' music review: Lots of revolutionary spirit and some good tunes". Archived from the original on 18 February 2022. Retrieved 18 February 2022.
  5. ^ "Therkathi Kallan". The Indian Express. 13 May 1988. p. 5. Retrieved 13 July 2022 – via Google News Archive.
  6. ^ ஜெயமன்மதன் (22 May 1988). "தெற்கத்திக் கள்ளன்". Kalki (in Tamil). p. 1. Archived from the original on 24 August 2023. Retrieved 24 August 2023 – via Internet Archive.

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