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Directed byKasthuri Raja
Written byKasthuri Raja
Produced byG. V. Anandan
StarringRajendra Prasad
CinematographyA. Venkatesh
Edited byHari–Palani
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Anand Movie Land
Release date
  • 30 October 1997 (1997-10-30)
Running time
140 minutes

Vasuke (or Vasuki; /vɑːsuki/) is a 1997 Indian Tamil-language comedy drama film written and directed by Kasthuri Raja. The film stars Rajendra Prasad and Urvashi. It was released on 30 October 1997.[1]


Vasuki (Urvashi) lives with her milkman brother Kabali (Janagaraj) and her sister-in-law Pachaiamma (Jayachitra) in a slum. One day, their relative Ramasamy (Visu) comes to their home with a huge amount of money, he asks them for a favor.

In the past, Ramasamy's daughter married the wealthy (Thalaivasal Vijay). Ramasamy was supposed to give a large dowry to the miser mother-in-law Parvatham (Latha), but he could not collect the money in time. So after the marriage, Parvatham started to torture his daughter, going so far as killing Ramasamy's pregnant daughter. Parvatham then arranged a second marriage for her son. Ramasamy finally got the money they asked but it was too late.

Ramasamy wants to take revenge on the cruel Parvatham with Vasuki's help. Vasuki and her family accept, Vasuki takes the name of Kodeeswari and they start to act as a rich family in front of Parvatham. Parvatham has a younger son Balu (Rajendra Prasad) and she wants him to marry rich bride, and Kodeeswari seems to be the perfect bride. Kodeeswari and Balu finally get married, thus Kodeeswari and her family turn Parvatham's life into hell on earth. What transpires next forms the rest of the story.



The production studio Anand Movie Land, which produced the very successful Poomani in 1996, had taken up the serious issue of the dowry problem in their new production Vasuki. One of the leading stars in Telugu Cinema, Rajendra Prasad signed to play the lead role for the first time in Tamil cinema, Ilaiyaraaja composed the musical score and Kasthuri Raja was chosen to direct the film.[2]


The soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja, with lyrics written by Kasthuri Raja.[3]

Song Singer(s) Duration
"Muthamma" Mano, K. S. Chithra 4:36
"Kaadhal Nilavu" Malaysia Vasudevan, Malgudi Subha 4:54
"Thanga Nilave" Ilaiyaraaja 5:06
"Veppilai" Malaysia Vasudevan, K. S. Chithra 5:08
"Adida Sight" Yuvan Shankar Raja, Premgi Amaren 5:15
"Vamsathukku" Mano, K. S. Chithra, Arunmozhi 5:33


  1. ^ "Vasugi ( 1997 )". Cinesouth. Archived from the original on 30 December 2010. Retrieved 14 January 2024.
  2. ^ "Deepavali Releases". Indolink. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 18 November 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  3. ^ "Vasuki (1997)". Raaga.com. Archived from the original on 14 January 2024. Retrieved 14 January 2023.

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