Thaimel Aanai (தாய்மேல் ஆணை) is a 1988 Tamil-language Indian feature film, directed by L. Raja, starring Arjun Sarja and Raghuvaran in lead roles.[1] The film was a remake of Bengali film Pratikar(1987) which was also remade in Hindi as Pratikar, in Telugu as Raktha Tilakam and in Sinhala as Danduwama. The film was released on 13 April 1988.

Thaimel Aanai
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Directed byL. Raja
Produced byM. Saravanan
M. Balasubramanian
Written byKaraikudi Narayanan
Screenplay byKaraikudi Narayanan
Story byPrabhat Roy
StarringArjun Sarja
Saroja Devi
Music byChandrabose
CinematographyK. S. Selvaraj
Edited byR. Vittal
S. B. Mohan
Distributed byAnandha
Release date
13 April 1988


Thaimel Aanai is the story of a son's revenge on the killers of his mother and sister, but his friend, who is now a Police officer, does not like someone taking the law into his hands. In the end, the villains kidnap Vinod's family. Raja storms the hideout of the villains along with Vinod and rescues Vinod's family by fighting with the villains, killing the goons who destroyed his family in the process. But sadly, Raja dies of the injuries he received during the fight. The movie ends with Vinod carrying the corpse of Raja and walking away along with his family.



Thaimel Aanai marks the return in the Tamil cinema of the star B. Saroja Devi, in the 80s.


The soundtrack consist of nine songs composed by Chandrabose.[2] Among which 2 unpublished works at the time of the release of the soundtrack, "Chinna Kanna Chella Kanna", S. P. Balasubrahmanyam's version and K. S. Chitra's sad version (or slow version). Lyrics were written by Vairamuthu.[3] 2 songs became hits in their taken out, "Vaaika Varabukulla Vayasupulla" and "Hey Mallikai Poo Poothirukku".

Thaimel Aanai
Studio album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelAVM Audio
No. Song Singers Length (min:sec) Lyrics Notes
1 "Vaaika Varabukulla Vayasupulla" Malaysia Vasudevan, Vani Jairam and chorus 04:43 Vairamuthu
2 "Chinna Kanna Chella Kanna" K. S. Chitra 04:24
3 "Sangu Chakra Sami Vanthu" Malaysia Vasudevan, S. P. Sailaja and chorus 04:55
4 "Poona Poora Vittitu Avana" Malaysia Vasudevan, S. P. Sailaja and chorus 04:24
5 "Hey Mallikai Poo Poothirukku" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki and chorus 04:06
6 "Yentha Kadai Solla" K. J. Yesudas, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam and M. S. Rajeswari 04:16
7 "Poona Poora Vittitu Avana" (Reprise) Malaysia Vasudevan, S. P. Sailaja and chorus 04:24
8 "Chinna Kanna Chella Kanna" K. J. Yesudas 03:46
9 "Chinna Kanna Chella Kanna" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 04:24
10 "Chinna Kanna Chella Kanna" (Sad) K. S. Chitra 04:14

Hindi version, Gunahon Ka Devta.

No. Song Singers Length (min:sec) Lyrics Notes
1 "Tu Toh Wonderful Hai" (Vaaika Varabukulla Vayasupulla) Shiva, Sona and chorus 03:40
2 "Tu Hai Chanda" (Chinna Kanna Chella Kanna) Sona 04:18
3 "Barish Me Bhigi Main Bhiga Tan" (Hey Mallikai Poo Poothirukku) Shiva, Reshma and chorus 04:38
4 "Roshan Mera Tum Naam Karoge" (Chinna Kanna Chella Kanna) (Sad) Sona 01:35


The Indian Express wrote "Like a merry-go-round the film keeps spinning about in a whirl all geared to one end of satisfying the audience in an entertainment made-to-order exercise."[4]


  1. ^ "Thaimel Aanai Vinyl LP Records". ebay. Retrieved 18 May 2015.
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