Un Kannil Neer Vazhindal

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Un Kannil Neer Vazhindal
Un Kannil Neer Vazhindal.jpg
Directed byBalu Mahendra
Screenplay byBalu Mahendra
Story byAkhila Mahendra
Produced by
  • P. R. Govindaraj
  • J. Duraisamy
CinematographyBalu Mahendra
Edited byD. Vasu
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Kalakendra Movies
Release date
  • 20 June 1985 (1985-06-20)

Un Kannil Neer Vazhindal (transl. If tears well up in your eyes)[1] is a 1985 Indian Tamil-language action film written and directed by Balu Mahendra.[2] It stars Rajinikanth and Madhavi, with Y. G. Mahendran in a prominent role. V. K. Ramasamy and Senthamarai play other pivotal roles. The film, released on 20 June 1985,[3] was an average grosser at the box office and had a theatrical run of 75 days.[4]


Ravi is a police officer who falls in love with Padma. All goes well, until a criminal police officer Dharmaraj frames Ravi. His friend Babu is killed and the blame falls on Ravi, so he is suspended from the job. How he discovers Dharmaraj's true identity and how he tries to prove his innocence forms the rest of the story.



Mounika made her feature film debut in this film.[6] It is the only time Rajinikanth acted under Balu Mahendra's direction. The film was largely shot in Ooty.[5] It is one of the few films directed by Mahendra to be outright "mainstream", alongside Neengal Kettavai (1984).[7]


The soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja, with lyrics by Gangai Amaran, Mu. Metha and Vairamuthu.[8][9]

Song Singers Lyrics Length
"Enna Desamo" K. J. Yesudas Vairamuthu 04:41
"Ilamai Itho" Malaysia Vasudevan Gangai Amaran 04:21
"Kannil Enna" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki Vairamuthu 04:39
"Malare Malare" S. Janaki Mu. Metha 04:16
"Moonu Vela Soru" S. Janaki 04:46
"Nethu Varai" Mano, S. Janaki Gangai Amaran 04:37


Jayamanmadhan of Kalki said the film, despite numerous flaws, could be watched for its outdoor photography.[10]


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  3. ^ "10 Retro Rajini films that still work". Behindwoods. 10 August 2016. Archived from the original on 22 February 2022. Retrieved 21 February 2022.
  4. ^ "Boxoffice Database based on Number of Days". Rajinifans.com. Archived from the original on 7 February 2019. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  5. ^ a b பாரதி, திரை (6 August 2022). "ஆறிலிருந்து எழுபது வரை: ரஜினி சரிதம் - 72". Kamadenu (in Tamil). Archived from the original on 19 September 2022. Retrieved 17 September 2022.
  6. ^ "திரையில் ஆக்ரோஷம், உள்ளுக்குள் அழுகை… கலங்கடிக்கும் மெளனிகாவின் கதை…". The Indian Express (in Tamil). 3 December 2019. Archived from the original on 23 January 2021. Retrieved 3 August 2022.
  7. ^ Rangan, Baradwaj (13 February 2014). "Naturalism was his signature". The Hindu. Retrieved 19 November 2022.
  8. ^ "Un Kannil Neer Vazhinthaal (1985)". Raaga.com. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  9. ^ "Unkannil Neervazhinthal Tamil Film EP Vinyl Record by Ilayaraja". Mossymart. Archived from the original on 21 February 2022. Retrieved 21 February 2022.
  10. ^ ஜெயமன்மதன் (7 July 1985). "உன் கண்ணில் நீர் வழிந்தால்..." Kalki (in Tamil). p. 23. Archived from the original on 29 July 2022. Retrieved 26 May 2022.

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