Vidukathai (film)

Directed by Agathiyan
Produced by K. Balachander
Rajam Balachander
Pushpa Kandaswamy
Written by Agathiyan
Starring Prakash Raj
Music by Deva
Cinematography Suriyan
Edited by Lancy-Mohan
Release dates
30 October 1997
Running time
151 mins
Country India
Language Tamil

Vidukathai is a 1997 Tamil drama film directed by Agathiyan. The film stars Prakash Raj and Neena in the lead roles, while Manivannan and Janagaraj portray supporting roles. The music for the film was composed by Deva and the film opened to positive reviews in October 1997.



Neena, a former child actress in Keladi Kanmani (1991), was selected to portray the lead role in Vidukathai when she was still at school and had to work on her schedules around exams.[1] The production of the film was hampered by the FEFSI strike of 1997 and the makers had to postpone the venture from its original scheduled release date of June 1997.[2] Subbu Panchu, son of producer Panchu Arunachalam worked as a dance choreographer for the film.[3]


The soundtrack was composed by Deva and lyrics were written by director Agathiyan himself along with Vaasan and Kalidasan.[4]


The film released in October 1997 to positive reviews with a critic from noting there is "excellent stylization of the characters, superior performance by all actors and a great story with a great ending".[5] The site later listed the film amongst their top Tamil films for 1997, also praising Prakash Raj's portrayal of his character. However, the film did not perform well at the box office, becoming Agathiyan's first commercial failure.[6]


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  5. "Best of 1997". Retrieved 2015-11-18.

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