Kaathiruppor Pattiyal

Kaathiruppor Pattiyal also known as Kathiruppor Pattiyal (transl. Waiting list) is a 2018 Indian Tamil romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Balaiya D. Rajasekhar on his directorial debut and produced by Baija Tom under the production company Lady Dream Cinemas and distributed by Lotus Five Star while co-produced by K.V Jayaram.[1][2] The film stars debutant Sachin Mani in the male lead role and Nandita Swetha in the female lead role while Aruldoss, Manobala, Sendrayan, Mayilsamy, Arunraja Kamaraj, and Appukutty play pivotal and supportive roles in the film.[3] Sean Roldan scored background music for the film. The movie was released on 4 May 2018 and received average reviews from the audience upon the release.[4][5]

Kaathiruppor Pattiyal
Directed byBalaiya D. Rajasekhar
Produced byBaija Tom
Written byBalaiya D. Rajasekhar
Screenplay byBalaiya D. Rajasekhar
StarringSachin Mani
Nandita Swetha
Music bySean Roldan
CinematographyM. Sukumar
Edited byRuben
Lady Dream Cinemas
Distributed byLotus Five Star
Release date
  • 4 May 2018 (2018-05-04)
Running time
113 minutes


A RPF railway officer named Williams (Aruldoss) is miffed and frustrated, regarding the fact that the public did not respect the RPF cops. He decides to bring in strict rules and asks his subordinates not to show mercy towards defaulters who make offences and for those who mess up with the railway rules. With the help of his team, he nabs many passengers who violate rules in different ways, which include peeing on railway tracks and travelling on a train without a ticket. On the other hand, Sathya (Sachin Mani) is a jobless man who falls in love with a girl named Megala (Nandita Swetha), who is from a rich family and holds a job for herself. Megala also falls in love with him, which was not tolerated by her father and suddenly arranges for a marriage to his daughter.[6] When Sathya gets to know about this, he urgently prepares himself to travel by train from Pondicherry to Puducherry in order to convince Megala from the arranged marriage and to marry her, but his dreams were spoiled by Williams, as he was arrested by cops on his way for committing an offence and was taken into custody at the Tambaram railway station.[7] Soon after, he meets prisoners Baskar (Sendrayan), Kunjitha Badham (Manobala), Kutti Puli (Arunraja Kamaraj), Sathish (Appukutty), and Kodeeswaran (Mayilsamy) and narrates his love story to them. After being impressed by the story, the prisoners hatch a plan to help Sathya to escape from police custody.[8]



The filmmaker Balaiya D. Rajasekhar made his directorial debut through this venture and started its shooting process in 2017 and finished within a couple of months as a less budgeted film and was slated to an initial release on 2 March 2018 before its original release on 4 May 2018.[9] The production team decided the film to be a simple and interesting premise set against an intriguing backdrop and the film was filmed and shot in Pondicherry.[10]

The production team roped in newcomer Sachin Mani to play male lead role alongside Nandita Swetha in the female lead role.[11] Aruldoss was chosen to play a serious role of a railway inspector in the most parts of the film despite being treated as a comedy drama film.[12]

The team also hired well known editor Ruben for editing and roped in M. Sukumar as the cinematographer. The art direction was handled by Lalgudi N. Ilayaraja who previously worked as an art director for the Vijay starrer Kaththi.[12]


The background music of the film is composed by Sean Roldan. The album was released on 13 November 2017 featuring four songs but accumulated to negative reviews from the audience.[13]

Kaathiruppor Pattiyal (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Soundtrack album by
Released13 November 2017
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Sean Roldan chronology
Velaiilla Pattadhari 2
Kaathiruppor Pattiyal (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Mehandi Circus
1."Kathirukkum Koottathukku"Sean RoldanHarihara Sudan3:40
2."Azhagile Enai"Sean RoldanPradheep3:09
3."Thee Thee Theeyena"Sean RoldanAdhithya Rao
Shakthisree Gopalan
4."Call Mela Call Pootu"Sean RoldanSean Roldan2:44


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