Udan Pirappu

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Udan Pirappu
Theatrical release poster
Directed byP. Vasu
Written byP. Vasu
Produced byM. Ramanathan
CinematographyJayanan Vincent
Edited byP. Mohanraj
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Raj Films International
Release date
  • 15 August 1993 (1993-08-15)
Running time
150 minutes

Udan Pirappu (pronunciation) (transl. Sibling) is a 1993 Indian Tamil-language action drama film directed by P. Vasu. The film stars Sathyaraj, Rahman, Sukanya and Kasthuri, while Thilakan, Nassar, K. R. Vijaya, Radha Ravi, Goundamani, and Mohan Raj appear in supporting roles. It was released on 15 August 1993.


Sathya and Vijay are orphans and best friends. Since his younger years, Sathya worked hard to educate Vijay. Vijay, a young graduate, works as a driving instructor until he finds an adequate job. Sumathi falls in love with Viji. Bhavani, a childish woman, does not get married because she is cursed; all of her fiancés died before the marriage. Ameer Bhai and Sumathi's father Marthandan are friends and business partners. Ameer Bhai is involved in land grabbing and tries to sell Ganapathy Colony (wherein poor people, Sathya and Vijay live) to a gunrunner named Vadivel. Marthandan finally accepts for his daughter's marriage, but Vijay does not want to marry if Sathya stays single. Sathya gets married with Bhavani and Vijay with Sumathi. Marthandan knew that if Sathya and Vijay were together, he and Ameer Bhai cannot sell Ganapathi Colony. Even after the marriage, Vijay prefers to be with Sathya, so Sumathi becomes jealous of Sathya. Ameer Bhai, Marthandan, and Sumathi try to break their friendship in different ways.



The soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja, with lyrics by Vaali.[1][2] The song "Saami Varudhu" became popular and is regularly played during Ganesh Chaturthi.[3]

Song Singer(s) Duration
"Ammamma" K. S. Chithra, Mano 4:56
"Naan Piranthathu" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 5:08
"Nandri Sollave Unaku" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Swarnalatha 5:00
"Puthusa Oru" K. S. Chithra, Malaysia Vasudevan, Mano 5:03
"Samy Varuthu" Mano, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 5:08
"Solargula" Ilaiyaraaja, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 5:02

Release and reception[edit]

Udan Pirappu was released on 15 August 1993.[4] Malini Mannath of The Indian Express wrote Vasu "weaves into the script sentiment and melodrama in good measure and though he diverges from the main theme [..] he returns to the main theme [..] knowing where exactly the script value lies."[5]


  1. ^ "Udan Pirappu (1993)". Raaga.com. Archived from the original on 31 January 2013. Retrieved 4 November 2012.
  2. ^ "Udan Pirappu Tamil FIlm Audio Cassette by Ilayaraaja". Mossymart. Archived from the original on 9 November 2021. Retrieved 9 November 2021.
  3. ^ "Lord of the classes and masses". Deccan Chronicle. 2 September 2019. Archived from the original on 17 September 2021. Retrieved 3 October 2023.
  4. ^ "Udan Pirappu". The Indian Express. 15 August 1993. p. 11. Retrieved 23 January 2020 – via Google News Archive.
  5. ^ Mannath, Malini (13 August 1993). "Sentiment with buddies". The Indian Express. p. 6. Retrieved 9 November 2021 – via Google News Archive.

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