Vetrikku Oruvan

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Vetrikku Oruvan
Directed byS. P. Muthuraman
Written byPanchu Arunachalam
Produced byS. Baskar
StarringSivaji Ganesan
M. N. Nambiar
Mohan Babu
Edited byR. Vittal
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Vijayabhaskar Films
Release date
  • 8 December 1979 (1979-12-08)

Vetrikku Oruvan is a 1979 Indian Tamil language film, directed by S. P. Muthuraman and produced by S. Baskar. The film stars Sivaji Ganesan, Sripriya, M. N. Nambiar and Mohan Babu. It was released on 8 December 1979.[1]


Saravanan is a cowardly, mild mannered, honest and good son to his doting and loving father Rajaraman. Rajaraman goes so far to write love letters for him as Saravanan could not manage it on his own. He is in love with Radha who Madhan vies for. Madhan is a criminal who works for Ethirajulu, a secretive don who acts like a honest businessman to the society.

Rajaraman exposes him and raids his home and office in his capacity as tax officer. In anger, Ethirajulu gets Rajaraman murdered by Madhan. This comes as a wake up call to Saravanan who decides that he wants vengeance. He, with help from Radha, learns martial arts, prepares, does background research and then proceeds to systematically destroy Ethirajulu's empire and in the end, kills him and Madhan.



Vetrikku Oruvan Is the debut film for wig maker B. Natesan. He designed the "curly" wig that Sripriya wears in the song "Thoranam Aadidum", which he found challenging to make.[2] Pushpalatha, who played Ganesan’s daughter in Paar Magaley Paar, played his mother in this film.[3]


The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja, with lyrics by Panchu Arunachalam.[4][5]

Song Singers Length
"Aadal Paadalil" T. M. Soundararajan 04:25
"Muththamizh Charame" T. M. Soundararajan, S. P. Sailaja 04:23
"Thoranam Aadidum" T. M. Soundararajan, S. Janaki 04:40
"Yaar Maamano" S. Janaki 04:41


According to Muthuraman, the failed at the box-office as shoot happened without any proper planning.[6]


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