Directed by S. P. Muthuraman
Produced by S. Thanu
Written by J. Mahendran
Music by S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
Cinematography T. S. Vinayagam
Edited by R. Vittal
Kalaippuli International
Release dates
  • 14 January 1991 (1991-01-14)
Running time
150 minutes
Country India
Language Tamil

Thaiyalkaran (English: Tailor) is a 1991 Tamil drama film directed by S. P. Muthuraman. The film features R. Parthiepan, Aishwarya, Saikumar Pudipeddi, Sreeja and Charmila in the lead roles, with Muralikumar, Chokkalinga Bhagavathar, Vasu Vikram, Dubbing Janaki and Ganeshkar playing supporting roles. The film, produced by S. Thanu, had musical score by S. P. Balasubrahmanyam and was released on 14 January 1991.[1][2][3][4]


Pandian (R. Parthiepan) is a poor tailor, he is a fearless and smart man. He is appreciated by most of the villagers for his bravery. The beautiful Kaveri (Aishwarya) is in love with Pandian but Pandian has no feelings for her. Kaveri is the sister of Jayabal (Saikumar Pudipeddi), a wealthy rowdy who controls the fish market.

Later, Pandian saves many people. He first saves a woman (Dubbing Janaki) who has been beaten by her alcoholic son. He then saves the old man Chokkalinga Bhagavathar (Chokkalinga Bhagavathar), he was a famous singer in the past, now he suffers from poverty. He then rescues the young girl Lakshmi (Charmila) who was kidnapped by pimps. He then protects the jobless youngster Gopi (Vasu Vikram) from drug dealers. Pandian accommodates them in his house. To feed them, Pandian starts working day and night. What transpires next forms the rest of the story.



Soundtrack album by S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
Released 1991
Recorded 1991
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 24:03
Producer S. P. Balasubrahmanyam

The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer S. P. Balasubrahmanyam. The soundtrack, released in 1991, features 5 tracks with lyrics written by Vaali.[5][6]

Track Song Singer(s) Duration
1 'Appaadi Papaali' S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki 4:41
2 'Otthaiya Naan' S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. P. Sailaja, Chokkalinga Bhagavathar, G. Prabhu 4:50
3 'Mai Mai Kannmai' S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra 4:37
4 'Adichan Thavilu' S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 5:06
5 'Ulagam Oru Vaadagai' S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 4:49


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