Yaetta or Eeta (Malayalam: ഈറ്റ) is a Malayalam film directed by I. V. Sasi starring Kamal Haasan, Madhu, Sheela and Seema. It deals with a love triangle: Sheela and Seema fall in love with Kamal Haasan. The movie is known for some steamy scenes.[1][2][3] M. G. Soman played the cunning villain Gopalan. Kamal Haasan won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Malayalam.[4]

Theatrical release poster
Directed byI. V. Sasi
Produced byK. J. Joseph
Screenplay byAlleppey Sheriff
Story byRajamani
Music byParavur Devarajan
CinematographyC. Ramachandra Menon
Edited byK. Narayanan
Cherupushpam Films
Distributed byCherupushpam Films
Release date
  • 10 November 1978 (1978-11-10)


Gopalan (M. G. Soman) is a local owner of a cane wholesale business as he purchases the canes from workers and sells them for a high price. But he is a dishonest person as he smuggles in sandalwood too, between cane business. Varuthunni (Madhu) is the chief of workers and they believe Gopalan. Varuthunni's adopted son is Ramu (Kamal Haasan) and he is in love with Sreedevi, (Seema) daughter of Narayanan, (Jose Prakash) co-worker of Varuthunni. Annamma (Sheela) is a widow and she too likes Ramu, even though he is younger to her.

Gopalan gets caught in sandalwood smuggling, but escapes by blaming Varuthunni. The conflict between Varuthunni and Gopalan creates issues among the cane workers and most of them join hands with Varuthunni as he is an honest person. Workers decides to provide cane only to Varuthunni and not to Gopalan, which hurts Gopalan's business and his equation with his boss. In the meantime, Annamma, seduces Ramu and they became intimate.

Gopalan's team destroys Varuthunni's cane stacks and thus the issue between the two gets bigger. Sensing the danger of the situation, Gopalan decides to bump off Varuthunni, but this plan was informed to Ramu, who is down by fever by Varuthunni's friend (Sankaradi). At the same time, Annamma reveals to Ramu that she is pregnant.

Shattered, Ramu, unable to take a decision frantically goes in search of his father Varuthunni to save him from the death plot of Gopalan, but he is beaten to pulp by Gopalan's gang. He traces his father, but before he is informed of the plot, Gopalan shoots Varuthunni, but the bullet hits Ramu as he jumps in front of his father to save him. Shattered, Varuthunni kills Gopalan and Ramu in his last moments requests his father to take care of his child, now carried by Annamma, and dies in the lap of his loving father Varuthunni shattering many dreams and hopes.



The music was composed by G. Devarajan and the lyrics were written by Yusufali Kechery.

1."Malayattoor Malancharivile"Yusufali KecheryK. J. Yesudas, P. Susheela 
2."Murukkichuvannatho"Yusufali KecheryK. J. Yesudas 
3."Odi Vilayaadiva"Yusufali KecheryP. Madhuri 
4."Thullikkorukudam"Yusufali KecheryK. J. Yesudas, P. Madhuri & Chorus 


Filmfare Awards South


  1. ^ "Eetta". www.malayalachalachithram.com. Retrieved 8 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Eetta". malayalasangeetham.info. Archived from the original on 13 October 2014. Retrieved 2014-10-08.
  3. ^ "Eetta". spicyonion.com. Retrieved 8 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Kamal Haasan completes 50 glorious years of filmdom - Thaindian News". thaindian.com. Retrieved 13 December 2014.
  5. ^ "The Times of India Directory and Year Book Including Who's who". 1980.
  6. ^ "The Times of India Directory and Year Book Including Who's who". 1980.

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