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Jallikattu Kaalai (lit. The Jallikattu Bull) is a 1994 Indian Tamil film, directed by Manivasagam, starring Prabhu and Kanaka. The film, produced by K. Balu, has musical score by Deva and was a Diwali release.[1][2][3]

Jallikattu Kaalai
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Directed byManivasagam
Produced byK. Balu
Written byManivasagam
K. C. Thangam (dialogues)
Music byDeva
CinematographyR. Raghunatha Reddy
Edited byL. Kesavan
K. B. Films
Distributed byK. B. Films
Release date
  • 2 November 1994 (1994-11-02)
Running time
161 mins


Gopalakrishnan (Prabhu) works in a mill owned by Sundara Gounder (Malaysia Vasudevan). Radha (Kanaka), Sundara Gounder's daughter, returns to the village after her studies and falls in love with Gopalakrishnan. Loose Gounder (Anandaraj) is a rich landlord and a vicious man who has raped many women.

When Sundara Gounder knows about his daughter's love, Sundara Gounder arranges her marriage in a hurry, to a fraud. Before the marriage, her fiancé makes a deal with Loose Gounder: Loose Gounder can spend one night with Radha and can do whatever he wants. Gopalakrishnan then stops the marriage and the fraud is arrested by the police. Sundara Gounder apologises to Gopalakrishnan and Radha gets married to her lover Gopalakrishnan.

Loose Gounder, who cannot digest that his plan failed, kills one of Gopalakrishnan's calves and the first night is therefore cancelled. One night, Radha saw her husband Gopalakrishnan having a conversation with the flower seller Poovatha (Shenbagam). When Radha asks her to explain what happened, Poovatha lied to her that she had sexual intercourse with her husband Gopalakrishnan before they got married.

At their first night, Gopalakrishnan clarifies that Poovatha had lied, but Radha does not believe him and Gopalakrishnan challenges her to prove her wrong right away. Poovatha was, in fact, forced to lie because Loose Gounder raped her in the past and he had promised Poovatha to marry her. Thereafter, Loose Gounder kills Poovatha in her house and at that time, Gopalakrishnan comes to her house. Radha, who secretly followed him after the quarrel, believes that Gopalakrishnan killed Poovatha.

Gopalakrishnan eventually finds the culprit, but in the meantime, Loose Gounder kidnaps him and his wife. The film ends with Loose Gounder being killed by Gopalakrishnan's cow, the mother of the killed calf.



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Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack

The film score and the soundtrack were composed by Deva. The soundtrack, released in 1994, has five tracks, with lyrics written by Kalidasan.[4]

Track Song Singer(s) Duration
1 "Aanakili" Mano, Swarnalatha 6:14
2 "Nadaya Ithu Nadaya" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 5:13
3 "Nimmathi Enna Vilai" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 5:08
4 "Sirumalli Poove" Mano, K. S. Chithra 5:04
5 "Thookanakuruvi" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra 4:57

Critical receptionEdit

K. Vijayan of the New Strait Times described it as "tedious" and wrote that "it did not live up to expectations".[5] The Indian Express wrote "Its the oft-repeated story [..] The situations are routine and scenes cliched."[6]


  1. ^ "filmography of jallikattu kaalai". Cinesouth. Retrieved 27 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Find Tamil Movie Jallikattu Kaalai". Joint Scene. Retrieved 27 March 2012.
  3. ^ "Jallikattu Kaalai". popcorn.oneindia. Retrieved 27 March 2012.
  4. ^ "Find Tamil Movie Jallikattu Kaalai". Joint Scene. Retrieved 27 March 2012.
  5. ^ K. Vijayan, "Another tedious boy-meets-girl tale", New Strait Times, 19 November 1994, page 27
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