Ethir Kaatru

Ethir Kaatru

LP Vinyl Records Cover
Directed by Muktha S. Sundar
Produced by Muktha Srinivasan
Screenplay by Muktha Srinivasan
Story by Subha
Based on Ethir Kaatru by
Music by Ilaiyaraaja
Cinematography Mukta S. Sundar
Edited by P. Mohanraj
Muktha Films
Release dates
  • 7 December 1990 (1990-12-07)
Running time
140 minutes
Country India
Language Tamil

Ethir Kaatru is a 1990 Tamil thriller film directed by Muktha S. Sundar. The film features Karthik and Kanaka in lead roles. The film, produced by Muktha Srinivasan, had musical score by Ilaiyaraaja and was released on 7 December 1990.[1] The film is based on the Malayalam film Artham, which is in turn based on a Tamil novel Ethir Kaatru written by Subha (writers).


Ram Narendran (Karthik), a rich orphan youth, decides to put an end to his life. Waiting in the railway track, he sees another man there who tries to jump on the railway track and Ram Narendran saves him. This person is Jana (Anand Babu), he lives with his parents (Ra. Sankaran and M. N. Rajam) and his little sister Geetha (Chithra).

He was a jobless youth and he got a job as a manager in a chit fund company with Madhavan's help (a family friend) and paid a big amount to join the company. Later, the company ripped off his clients : Madhavan cheated him. The clients threatened the innocent Jana and they put pressure on him to pay back them. Angry, Jana killed Madhavan, so he decided to commit suicide.

Ram Narendran decides to surrender instead of him and goes to the jail happily. Jana has guilty conscience and he appoints S. Chandrasekaran (V. K. Ramasamy), a lawyer, to bail Narendran. However, Narendran would rather sacrifice his life without goals than Jana's life.

Jana meets Devaraj (Anandaraj), the chit fund company's head, and his partners : Maasi (Livingston), a politician's cousin, and a police officer's son (Crazy Venkatesh). Jana challenges Devaraj to punish them. The next day, Jana's death body is found in a railway track.

S. Chandrasekaran publishes Ram Narendran's book and it turn out to be a huge success. Anita (Kanaka), a journalist, tries to meet him. Anita and S. Chandrasekaran bail Ram Narendran.

Ram Narendran cannot accept that Jana committed suicide. Anita and he investigate about Jana's death.



Ethir Kaatru
Soundtrack album by Ilaiyaraaja
Released 1990
Recorded 1990
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 23:49
Producer Ilaiyaraaja

The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Ilaiyaraaja. The soundtrack, released in 1990, features 5 tracks with lyrics written by Ilaiyaraaja and Vaali.[2][3][4]

Track Song Singer(s) Duration
1 'Ingu Irukkum' Uma Ramanan 4:56
2 'Koondai Vittu' K. J. Yesudas 4:43
3 'Nee Ulla Poranthu' Malaysia Vasudevan 4:48
4 'Raja Illa' Arunmozhi, Uma Ramanan 4:57
5 'Saamiyaaraa Ponavanukku' Ilaiyaraaja 4:25


  1. "Filmography of edhir kaatru". Retrieved 2012-11-25.
  2. "Ethir Kaatru Songs". Retrieved 2012-11-25.
  3. "Ethir Kaatru - Illayaraja". Retrieved 2012-11-25.
  4. "Ethir Kaatru". Retrieved 2012-11-25.
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