Mutrugai (English: Siege) is a 1993 Tamil action film, directed by Manobala. The film features C. Arunpandian, Bhanupriya, Ranjitha and Geetha in lead roles. The film had musical score by Siddhartha and was released on 14 January 1993. The film was remade in Hindi as Janta Ki Adalat.[1][2][3]

Directed byManobala
Produced byG. M. Varalakshmi
Mohan Rao
Written byAabavanan
R. P. Viswam (dialogues)
Music bySiddhartha
CinematographyS. Jayachandran
Edited byK. R. Gowri Shankar
Sri Varalakshmi Cine Productions
Release date
  • 14 January 1993 (1993-01-14)
Running time
145 minutes


The story begins with the escape of the convict Balakrishnan (C. Arunpandian), who was blamed for burning 16 persons alive in the past. The minister Maasilamani (R. P. Viswam) wants absolutely to kill him, while the DSP Bhavani (Bhanupriya) wants to catch him. During a village festival, Bala tries to kill Maasilamani, but he fails. So Bala turns back to his village wherein the villagers support him and try to protect him. Meanwhile, the police surround the village to catch the culprit. Only Saradha (Geetha) reveals the truth to Bhavani.

In the past, Bala was a government engineer transferred to Maasilamani's village. Bala and the village belle Gowri (Ranjitha) fell in love with each other. The problems started when Maasilamani wanted to build a factory right in the middle of the village stream, the villagers opposed the project and Bala refused to accept it. Later, Bala was forced to leave the village and got a transfer to the Chennai office. Maasilamani started to build a foreign factory with his Benami Pandurangam (Pandu). The consequences for the villagers led to uncomfortable living conditions: the land became dry because of the lack of water and the farmers suffered from famine. When the villagers decided to leave the village, Bala encouraged them to stay there and they all destroyed the factory. Maasilamani not being able to do anything waited for the right moment to get revenge on Bala. Maasilamani was secretly married to Saradha, she was pregnant and Maasilamani wanted to remarry her in front of the villagers. In fact, Maasilamani conspired a master plan. During the village festival, Maasilamani blamed Bala of having an affair with Saradha. Bala was beaten by the villagers. A few hours later, Gowri and Saradha proved that the statement was wrong to the villagers heads and that time Maasilamani's henchmen set the house on fire. 16 persons died including Bala's lover Gowri, Saradha was the only one to survive. The police then arrested the innocent Bala.

Bala is now determined to kill the heartless Maasilamani. What happens next forms the crux of the story.



Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack

The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Siddhartha. The soundtrack, released in 1993, features 7 tracks with lyrics written by Aabavanan.

Track Song Duration
1 "Aathu Kulla" 4:50
2 "Parisam Poda Varalama" 5:00
3 "Koottu" 4:34
4 "Kannimayil" (I) 0:54
5 "Kannimayil" (II) 1:35
6 "Aarum Illai Neerum Illai" 0:42
7 "Neerodum" 2:08


Malini Mannath of The New Indian Express labelled the film as "average entertainer".[4]


  1. ^ "Mutrugai (1993) Tamil Movie". Retrieved 27 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Filmography of mutrugai". Archived from the original on 3 October 2012. Retrieved 27 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Find Tamil Movie Muttugai". Archived from the original on 2 January 2012. Retrieved 27 May 2016.
  4. ^ Malini Mannath (17 January 1993). "Average Entertainer". The Indian Express: 7. Retrieved 27 May 2016.