Movie Rating 3.5 / 5


Karuthamma is a 1994 Indian Tamil-language drama film directed by Bharathiraja from a story by M. Rathna Kumar. The film stars RajaRajashree and Maheswari, with SaranyaPeriyar Dasan, Kamala Sekhar, JanagarajPonvannanVadivukkarasiS. N. Lakshmi, Vaani and R. Sundarrajan in supporting roles. It is set in a village where female infanticide is prevalent and considered acceptable, but the title character is against.

Karuthamma was released on 3 November 1994 and became a commercial success. It won three National Film Awards, four Tamil Nadu State Film Awards and the Filmfare Award for Best Film – Tamil. The film brought wide attention to female infanticide and was instrumental in forced the government at national and state levels to act against this practice and bring in suitable laws to curb it.



No Title Lyrics Singers Composer Length
1 “Thenmerku Paruva Kaatru”  Vairamuthu P.UnnikrishnanK.S.Chithra  A.R.Rahman 05:02
2 “Poraale Ponnuthayi” (Sad) Vairamuthu Swarnalatha  A.R.Rahman 06:22
3 “Poraale Ponnuthayi” Vairamuthu Unni MenonSujatha Mohan  A.R.Rahman 05:42
4 “Pacha Kili Paadum” Vairamuthu Shahul HameedMinmini  A.R.Rahman 04:41
5 “Kaadu Potta Kaadu” Vairamuthu BharathirajaMalaysia Vasudevan  A.R.Rahman 05:33
6 “Araro Ariraro” Vairamuthu T.K.KalaTheni KunjarammalDeepan Chakravarthy  A.R.Rahman 01:47
7 “Yaar Petha Pillai” Vairamuthu Jayachandran  A.R.Rahman 02:03