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Directed by Bharathiraja
Produced by Bharathiraja
Written by Bharathiraja
Starring Maheswari
Rajshri Nair
Music by A. R. Rahman
Release date(s) 1994
Running time 153 mins
Language Tamil

Karuththamma (1994) is a Tamil feature film directed by Bharathiraja. The film's score and soundtrack are composed by A. R. Rahman.



The film looks at female foeticide and the hatred that surrounds the birth of a female child. A father blames his miseries on the birth of his daughters. Set in a rural village. Karuththamma was released to critical acclaim.



The film has won the following awards since its release:

1995 National Film Awards (India)

  • Won - Silver Lotus Award - Best Female Playback Singer - Swarnalatha
  • Won - Silver Lotus Award - Best Lyricist - Vairamuthu
  • Won - Silver Lotus Award - Best Regional Film (Tamil) - Karuththamma - Bharathiraja


Film score by A. R. Rahman
Released 1994
Genre Soundtrack
Producer A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman chronology
May Maadham

Karuththamma: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

The film soundtrack features score and 6 songs composed by A. R. Rahman, with lyrics by Vairamuthu.

Track listing:

  1. "Thenmerku Paruva Kattu" – Unnikrishnan, K. S. Chithra
  2. "Porale Ponnuthayi" – Unni Menon, Sujatha
  3. "Porale Ponnuthayi" – Swarnalatha
  4. "Pacha Kili Padum" – Shahul Hameed, Minmini
  5. "Kadu Potta Kadu" – Bharathiraja, Malaysia Vasudevan
  6. "Araro Ariraro" – T. K. Kala, Deepan Chakravarthy

The soundtrack proved popular upon release. A. R. Rahman demonstrated his skills in composing for smaller budget films, reflecting themes of rural life, equally effectively. The songs gained A.R. Rahman notice for composing native folk, and ballads, such as both versions of the song "Porale Ponnuthayi", as well as dance-inspired compositions like "Thenmerku Paruva Kattu" featured. The song "Porale Ponnuthayi" went on to prove one of the career best's for Swarnalatha fetching her the most deserving National Film Awards for her soulful singing. The music was released to acclaim.

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