Dear Son Maruthu

Dear Son Maruthu is a 1995 Tamil drama film directed by M. Solai Rajendran. The film features Rahman, Sivakumar and Soundarya in the lead roles, with Siva, Roopa Sree, Manorama, Nassar, Srividya, Sudha and Delhi Ganesh playing supporting roles. The film, produced by M. Jagannathan, had musical score by Deva and was released on 21 December 1995.[1][2][3]

Dear Son Maruthu
Directed byM. Solai Rajendran
Produced byM. Jagannathan
Written byM. Solai Rajendran
Music byDeva
CinematographyK. B. Dhayalan
M. Kesavan
Edited byB. Lenin
V. T. Vijayan
Madhans Movie Creations
Release date
  • 21 December 1995 (1995-12-21)
Running time
140 minutes


The film starts with Maruthu (Rahman) getting out of jail. Maruthu was mistakenly sent to jail by the lawyer Raani (Soundarya) for a crime that he did not commit. Raani, who feels guilty of sending an innocent man to jail, asks for forgiveness, but Maruthu refuses her pardon and asks her to love him. Maruthu and Raani then fall in love with each other. Maruthu has a little brother named Ravi (Siva), and the two brothers run a dance class. Maruthu is a kindhearted person, whereas Ravi is a womanizer.

Maruthu then befriends Viswanathan (Sivakumar), a popular neurosurgeon. Viswanathan lives with his wife Parvathi (Srividya) and brother Vijay (Nassar), who is a strict police officer. Viswanathan lost his only son Ashok during the village festival many years back; after this incident, Parvathi became mentally ill. Parvathi has the habit to bring a stranger at home, thinking that he is her son Ashok.

Kaveri (Roopa Sree) has a one-sided love with Ravi, but she is too shy to express it. After knowing it, Maruthu accepts her love and tells it to his brother. One day, Ravi tries to rape Kaveri at his home, but Maruthu saves her in time and severely hurts his brother in the head. Ravi then dies from a serious head injury. Viswanathan then advises Maruthu to run away.

Later, Viswanathan comes to know that Ravi is none other than his lost son Ashok. One day, Parvathi brings Maruthu at his home, thinking that he is Ashok. What transpires next forms the rest of the story.



Dear Son Maruthu
Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack

The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Deva. The soundtrack, released in 1995, features 6 tracks with lyrics written by Vairamuthu, Piraisoodan and Kalyanasundaram.

Track Song Singer(s) Lyrics Duration
1 "Chinnanchiru" (male) Mano Vairamuthu 3:26
2 "Chinnanchiru" (female) K. S. Chithra 3:21
3 "Kaatril Midhathadhu" S. Janaki Kalyanasundaram 3:50
4 "Malaikaathu" Mano, Swarnalatha Vairamuthu 4:42
5 "Malarodu Nilavu" P. Unnikrishnan, K. S. Chithra Piraisoodan 5:06
6 "Poovizhi Vaasalile" Mano 5:01


  1. ^ "Dear Son Maruthu (1995)". Retrieved 13 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Filmography of dear son marudu". Archived from the original on 25 August 2004. Retrieved 13 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Tamil Movie Dear Son Marudhu". Archived from the original on 8 July 2009. Retrieved 13 November 2016.