LP Vinyl Records Cover
Directed by Devaraj Mohan
Produced by S. P. Tamizharasi
Written by Panchu Arunachalam
Story by R. Selvaraj
Starring Sivakumar
Music by Ilaiyaraaja
Cinematography R. N. K. Prasad
Edited by B. Kandhasamy
S. P. T. Films
Release dates
29 July 1977
Running time
104 minutes
Country India
Language Tamil
Budget 7.9 lakhs

Kavikkuyil, Kavikuyil or Kavi Kuyil is a 1977 Tamil film directed by Devaraj Mohan and starring Sivakumar, Sridevi and Rajinikanth.[1][2] Fatafat Jayalakshmi plays Rajinikanth's love interest. Sridevi plays the younger sister of Rajinikanth. The film was shot under the S. P. T. Films banner and produced by S. P. Tamizharasi. The film premiered on 29 July 1977.[3]


Kavikkuyil is the story of Sivakumar and Sridevi who love each other. Rajinikanth is the brother of Sridevi. He is loved by Jayalakshmi, but he does not reciprocate. The lovers, Sivakumar and Sridevi get intimate and later Sivakumar meets with an accident on a stormy night and loses his memory. The pregnant Sridevi waits for Sivakumar. Will Rajinkanth approve of his sister's relationship? Will Sivakumar regain his memory? Will Jayalakshmi win over Rajinikanth forms the climax.



The film has music scored by Ilaiyaraaja, who got established as a leading composer in Tamil cinema with this film.[4] The lyrics of the songs are written by Panchu Arunachalam. The song "Chinna Kannan Azhaikkiraan", set in Reethigowla raga and sung by Balamurali Krishna became popular.[5] Playback singer Sujatha Mohan made her Tamil debut with the song "Kaadhal Oviyam Kandein", set in Hameer Kalyani raga.[6]

Soundtrack album by Ilaiyaraaja
Released 1977 (1977)
Language Tamil

All music composed by Ilaiyaraaja.

No. TitleSingers Length
1. "Chinna Kannan Azhaikkiraan"  Balamurali Krishna 03:48
2. "Chinna Kannan Azhaikkiraan"  S. Janaki 04:27
3. "Kadhal Oviyam"  Sujatha Mohan 04:08
4. "Kuyile Kavikuyile"  S. Janaki 05:32
5. "Udhayam Varugindradhe"  G. K. Venkatesh, S. Janaki 04:21


  1. Variety Cinema Directory: Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi Information on Cinema & Video Industry. Best Media Associates (India). 2004. p. 349.
  2. Rajadhyaksha, Ashish; Willemen, Paul (1999). Encyclopaedia of Indian cinema. British Film Institute. p. 107. Retrieved 25 April 2011.
  3. Ramachandran, Naman (2014). Rajinikanth: The Definitive Biography. Penguin Books Limited. p. 83. ISBN 978-81-8475-796-5.
  4. "Music for the people"
  5. "The walking Google of Tamil film songs"
  6. "On the same wavelength"

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