Rasukutty is a 1992 Indian Tamil-language comedy drama film, written and directed by K. Bhagyaraj and produced by Meena Panchu Arunachalam. The film stars Bhagyaraj and Aishwarya, with Manorama and Kalyan Kumar in supporting roles. It was released on 25 October 1992. The film was remade in Hindi as Raja Babu (1994),[1] and in Telugu as Abbai Gari Pelli.[2]

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Directed byK. Bhagyaraj
Written byK. Bhagyaraj
Produced byMeena Panchu Arunachalam
StarringK. Bhagyaraj
CinematographyM. C. Sekar
Edited byB. K. Mohaan
Music byIlaiyaraaja
P. A. Art Productions
Release date
  • 25 October 1992 (1992-10-25)
Running time
149 minutes



  • Bhagyaraj as Rasukutty
  • Aishwarya as Rukkumani
  • Manorama as Rasukutty's mother
  • Kalyan Kumar as Rasukutty's father Periyapannai
  • Jagan as Sembuli
  • Mounika as Poovaatha
  • Nalinikanth as Periyapannai's younger brother Sengodan
  • Suryakanth as Nalinikanth's elder son
  • Junior Baliah as Soona Baana
  • Bailvan Ranganathan as Rasukutty's uncle
  • Nandhagopal as Ammavasai


Bhagyaraj agreed to do a film for Panchu Arunachalam which eventually became Rasukutty. The film saw Bhagyaraj and Ilayaraj reuniting after a brief misunderstanding. The film was completely shot at Mettur.[3]


Lyrics were written by Vaali and Panchu Arunachalam.[4]

Song Singers Lyrics Length
"Adi Naan Pudicha" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam Panchu Arunachalam 04:55
"Holi Holi" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki 05:35
"Palayathu Ponnu" K. S. Chithra, Sundarrajan, Saibaba Vaali 05:59
"Vaadi En Sengamalam" Minmini 04:09

Release and receptionEdit

Rasukutty was released on 25 October 1992, Diwali day.[5] Ayyappa Prasad of The Indian Express wrote the film "has a very interesting storyline with Bhagyaraj giving a very good performance".[6] K. Vijiyan of New Straits Times wrote, "We see the old Bhagiaraj we used to love in Rasukutti".[7] C. R. K. of Kalki wrote that the humorous dialogues and fast paced screenplay prove the brand of Bhagyaraj but the sudden twists towards the end were exaggerated.[8] Jagan, who portrayed a character named Sembuli, acquired the sobriquet "Sembuli Jagan" after acting in this film.[9]


  1. ^ Singh, Bobby (15 December 2020). "CinemaScope: David Dhawan, Govinda and their world of remakes". The Free Press Journal. Archived from the original on 22 April 2021. Retrieved 26 May 2022.
  2. ^ Arunachalam, Param (2019). BollySwar: 1991–2000. Mavrix Infotech. p. 524. ISBN 9788193848210.
  3. ^ Kalaignanam 2020, p. 216.
  4. ^ "Raasukutti". JioSaavn. 25 October 1992. Archived from the original on 17 September 2021. Retrieved 17 September 2021.
  5. ^ நவநீதகிருஷ்ணன், பா ஸ்டாலின் (25 October 2022). "இந்த நாள் மறக்கவே கூடாது... 30 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன் ஒரே நாளில் மோதிய டாப் ஹீரோக்கள்!". ABP Live (in Tamil). Archived from the original on 25 October 2022. Retrieved 20 December 2022.
  6. ^ Prasad, Ayyappa (30 October 1992). "Weird villager". The Indian Express. p. 7. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  7. ^ Vijiyan, K. (28 November 1992). "Glimpses of Bhagiaraj at his very best". New Straits Times. p. 26. Retrieved 26 May 2022.
  8. ^ சி.ஆர்.கே. (29 November 1992). "ராசுக்குட்டி". Kalki (in Tamil). pp. 46–47. Retrieved 18 December 2022.
  9. ^ "மறக்க முடியுமா? – ராசுக்குட்டி". Dinamalar (in Tamil). 18 September 2020. Archived from the original on 26 May 2022. Retrieved 26 May 2022.


  • Kalaignanam (2020). Kalaignanam Cinema Secrets - Part 5 (in Tamil). Nakkeeran.

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