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Uzhavan (English: Farmer) is a 1993 Tamil-language film written and directed by Kathir. The film stars Prabhu Ganesan, Bhanupriya, and Rambha. A. R. Rahman composed the music.Divya Bharti was supposed to play the role of Eswari but due to her death , her role was seized by Rambha. The film was a Deepavali release.

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Promotional psoter
Directed byKathir
Produced byP. Sridhar Reddy
Written byKathir[1]
StarringPrabhu Ganesan
Chinni Jayanth
Music byA. R. Rahman
CinematographyR. Raghunatha Reddy
Edited byK. Venkateswara Rao
Sai Shanthi Movies
Distributed bySai Shanthi Movies
Release date
13 November 1993



The story depicts the life of a young farmer who has lived life to his fullest and made others live it too. He faces the facts: he is fat and obnoxiously so. They know him as the fat one; that many a pink girl in half-saris laugh at and would not even dream of having to live with as a wife. His mother, an old and dying woman, wishes to see her son happily wedded before she breathes her last. Finally, things seem to be falling into place, with a beautiful country girl that agrees to marriage but later, tells him of her love for another man. Heartbroken, he agrees to wreck the marriage, post which his mother falls sick and becomes worried about him. His younger brother too gets married. Later when the village president challenges him for a bullock race, he agrees and wins. At that very day, his mother dies in pain. He is ridiculed as the one that killed his own mother with his foolish acts. They cuss him and tell him that he would burn on a pyre of wet twigs. He cries to a local school teacher, who takes pity on him. She tells him of how one ought to look at the heart and not what forms outside it. It is all but physical entities, but it is the heart that beats truly. She wipes his tears and teaches him life.



Soundtrack album by
RecordedPanchathan Record Inn
GenreFilm soundtrack
LabelLahari Music
Aditya Music
ProducerA. R. Rahman
A R Rahman chronology
Kizhakku Cheemayile
Thiruda Thiruda

All music composed by A. R. Rahman. The lyrics are by Vaali unless otherwise noted. The soudntrack contains a new age trend of music which was new to indian music fans at the time. The music by A. R. Rahman was generally well released during the year but quickly became overshadowed by Rahman's other releases that were of a more commercial nature. the soundtrack songs became sleeper hits and attained cult classic status in the decades ahead on the internet.

1."Pennalla Pennalla Oodha Poo" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam4:55
2."Maari Mazhai Peyaadho"KathirShahul Hameed, G. V. Prakash Kumar, Sujatha Mohan5:28
3."Kaathu Kaathu Dinam Kaathu" K. S. Chithra, G. V. Prakash Kumar4:11
4."Kangalil Enne Eeramo" K. S. Chithra, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam5:15
5."En Aatha Pon Aatha" K. J. Yesudas, K. S. Chithra4:11
6."Raa Kozhi Rendum" K. J. Yesudas, Swarnalatha5:02


  1. ^ a b "Uzhavan". IMDB. Retrieved 11 August 2009.