Thottil Kuzhandhai

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Thottil Kuzhandhai
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Directed by S. P. Muthuraman
Written by Panchu Arunachalam
Produced byVe. Vaduganathan
Valampuri Muthu
Starring
CinematographyT. S. Vinayagam
Edited byR. Vittal
Music by Adithyan
Production
company
Meena Movies
Release date
  • 24 February 1995 (1995-02-24)
Running time
150 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Thottil Kuzhandhai (pronounced [toʈʈilkuɻan̪ðaɪ] transl.Cradle child) is a 1995 Indian Tamil-language crime film directed by S. P. Muthuraman. The film stars Ramki and Ranjitha, with Anandaraj, Janagaraj, Vinu Chakravarthy, Kovai Sarala, Vadivukkarasi, Vivek and Karan playing supporting roles. It was released on 24 February 1995, [1] and failed at the box office. [2] The film notably was the last directorial venture of Muthuraman, [3] [4] and was a propaganda film promoting the Tamil Nadu government's thottil kuzhandhai scheme to prevent female infanticide. [5]

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Plot

The film begins with the abandonment of a baby girl in a baby hatch and that baby is brought up in a government orphanage. Now, Raani is a gifted woman and she is proud of the orphanage. She then goes to a renowned college. There, Raani meets the village boy Pitchai and she changes him into a perfect city dweller, they slowly become best friends. After the studies, Pitchai and Raani fall in love with each other. Raani becomes a Sub-inspector of police while Pitchai becomes a district collector. Soon, they have to face the smuggler Rajarathnam and his son Murali. What transpires later forms the crux of the story.

Cast

Soundtrack

The music was composed by Adithyan, with lyrics written by Panchu Arunachalam. [6] [7]

SongSinger(s)Duration
"Annaiyumindri Thantahiyumindri" Minmini 4:35
"Ennathotta Poongkatre"Sangeetha Sajith5:22
"Kannala Valai Veesu" Adithyan, Sangeetha Sajith4:55
"Manathile Or Kanavu" P. Unni Krishnan, Lalitha Sagari4:22
"Ungal Varavaal"Adithyan, Sangeetha Sajith4:53

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