Vetri Padigal

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Vetri Padigal
Directed byManobala
Produced byG. Saravanan
K. Ganesh
K. Ramraja
Written byLiaquat Ali Khan (dialogues)
Screenplay byManobala
Story byMahesh Kothare
Music byIlaiyaraaja
CinematographyB. R. Vijayalakshmi
Edited byG. R. Anil Malnad
Chitramahaal and S. A. Enterprises
Release date
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  • 15 March 1991 (1991-03-15)
Running time
110 minutes

Vetri Padigal (English: Steps of success) is a 1991 Tamil action thriller film directed by Manobala. The film features Ramki and Nirosha in the lead roles, with Srividya, R. Sarathkumar, V. K. Ramasamy, Jaiganesh and Vinu Chakravarthy playing supporting roles. The film had musical score by Ilaiyaraaja and was released on 15 March 1991.[1][2][3] The film was a remake of Marathi film Dhadakebaaz.


A robbery gang terrorized the state of Tamil Nadu. The police officer Mahesh (Ramki) is charged to dismantle the gang. Mahesh lives with his widowed blind sister Vidya (Srividya), and his niece Anu. The reporter Vimala (Nirosha) compels Mahesh for an interview, but he refuses. She later finds herself swooning over his investigative intellect. They later fall in love with each other. Guruji (R. Sarathkumar), the local gang-buster, then becomes discomposed with Mahesh for falling in love with Vimala, his ex-fiancé.

In the past, Mahesh was a happy-go-lucky and immature youth. Furthermore, Mahesh hated the police while his brother-in-law, a police officer, was in charge to catch the robbery gang. His brother-in-law was later killed in a bomb blast, and his sister became blind. To take revenge, Mahesh became a police officer. The rest of the story is about how Mahesh catches the robbery gang and its leader Guruji.



Vetri Padigal
Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack

The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Ilaiyaraaja. The soundtrack, released in 1991, features 4 tracks with lyrics written by Vaali and Siva.[4][5]

Track Song Singer(s) Duration
1 'Enadhu Thittangal' Saibaba, S. Janaki 4:47
2 'Kanavu Palithadu' S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki 4:59
3 'Oru Kaathu' Saibaba, S. Janaki 4:33
4 'Unnai Kaakkum' Ilaiyaraaja 1:22


  1. ^ "Vetri Padikal (1991) Tamil Movie". Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Filmography of vetri padigal". Archived from the original on 15 August 2007. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Find Tamil Movie Vetri Padigal". Archived from the original on 4 April 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Download Vetri Padigal by Ilaiyaraaja on Nokia Music". Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  5. ^ "MusicIndiaOnline — Vetri Padigal(1991) Soundtrack". Retrieved 13 July 2014.

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