Ezhai Jaathi

Ezhai Jaathi (transl. Poor Caste) is a 1993 Tamil-language political drama film directed by Liaquat Ali Khan, starring Vijayakanth and Jaya Prada. Jaya Prada has returned to the Tamil screen after a long gap. Prabhu Deva appears for a dance sequence along with Vijayakanth.[1][2]

Ezhai Jaathi
Directed byLiaquat Ali Khan
Written byLiyakath Ali Khan
Screenplay byLiyakath Ali Khan
Story byLiyakath Ali Khan
Produced byHemalatha Ramesh
CinematographyRaja Rajan
Edited byG. Jayachandran
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Chinnipavan Cine Creations
Distributed byChinnipavan Cine Creations
Release date
18 February 1993
Running time
152 minutes


Subhash (Vijayakanth) is the son industrialist udayar (Vijayakumar), an influential man who helps pull down one government, and set up another. Subhash is sympathetic to the cause of down-trodden lives in their midst, fighting for their rights. Initially, his father's name is Armour but when his actions—like his clashes with the son (Mansoor Ali Khan) of a minister (John Amirtharaj)—threaten to bring down the very government which his father supports, latter washes his hands of him, and he is a market man.

The local MLA (Thyagu) exploits the innocent people of the slums and gets their votes by using the common caste-factor. Subhash acquaints them of their rights, exposes the politicians for what they are and earns the love and respect of the poor. Thilakavathi (Jaya Prada), and MP is sympathetic to his cause for which she is held prisoner by her colleagues. However, all ends well with Subhash recovering from a near-fatal wound and the exposed politicians getting their just deserts throughout an irate job.



All tracks are written by Vaali, Gangai Amaran[3].

Ezhai Jaathi [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
1."Ezhai Jaathi"Gangai AmaranP. Jayachandran5:00
2."Adho Andha Nadhiyoram"Gangai AmaranS. Janaki5:38
3."Indha Veedu"VaaliS. P. Balasubrahmanyam5:08
5."Anbe Vaa"VaaliMinmini7:01
6."Indha Veedu"VaaliIlaiyaraaja4:42


The Indian Express wrote "The dialogue are punchy, and the film, though a little prosaic, is able to hold one's attention".[4]


  1. ^ Ashok Kumar, S. R. (29 June 2006). "Prabhu Deva: From his father's shadow to the limelight". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 29 March 2007. Retrieved 12 July 2011.
  2. ^ "Ezhai Jaathi Songs - Ezhai Jaathi Tamil Movie Songs - Tamil Songs Lyrics Trailer Videos, Preview Stills Reviews". Raaga.com. Retrieved 13 February 2014.
  3. ^ https://mio.to/album/Ezhai+Jaathi+%281993%29
  4. ^ "The Indian Express - Google News Archive Search".

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