Karuppu Roja

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Karuppu Roja
Poster of Karuppu Roja.jpg
Directed byJ. Paneer
Written byAabavanan
Produced byA. Karunamoorthy
Amar Siddique
CinematographySelava kumar
Edited byR.T Annadurai
Music byM. S. V. Raja
Release date
13 April 1996

Karuppu Roja (English: Black Rose) is a 1996 Tamil horror film directed by Paneer, scripted by Aabavanan and produced by Ayngaran International. The film stars Ramki, Amar Siddique, Yosika, Vinita amongst others in the lead roles. The project became the first DTS film in Indian cinema, and had a music score composed by M. S. V. Raja, his First music composing venture. The movie was Hit and successfully ran in more theaters in Tamil Nadu and also in the nearby state of Andhra Pradesh.[1][2]


Vinodh (Amar Siddique] and Thulasi (Yosika) meet in college and fall in love with each other. He manipulates her into marrying him. Then he takes away her firstborn to kill as an offering to please Satan in order to cure his mentally ill mother who has been insane since the death of her husband. But Aravindh (Ramki), a kind exorcist who exorcises the ghosts in the Hindus by chanting Manthras, saves the child by praying Lord Shiva, and Thulasi is also rescued by him finally. Vinodh dies at the former's hands for spreading Satanism.


  • Ramki as Aravindh
  • Amar Siddique as Vinod (voice dubbed by actor Vikram)
  • Yosika as Thulasi
  • Vineetha as Meena
  • Dubbing Janaki as Thulasi's mother
  • S.R. Veeraraghavan as Thulasi's father
  • Charle
  • Srikanth
  • Karikalan
  • Kavithashree
  • Kokila Gobinathan
  • Sangeetha Balan
  • magic rathika


Karuppu Roja was written and scripted by Aabavanan, who rose to fame after writing the 1986 horror film Oomai Vizhigal. It was produced jointly by writer Indhumathi and by Karunamoorthy, who made his debut as a producer in the Tamil film industry with his studio Ayngaran International. The film was heavily publicized before releases, with the producers targeting magazines in particular to rave about the new sound system that the venture was introducing.[3]


H. Sridhar won the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Audiographer for his work in the film, while D. Rajan also won the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Art Director.[4]


Karuppu Roja
Soundtrack album by
M. S. V. Raja
GenreFeature film soundtrack

The soundtrack of the film was composed by M. S. V. Raja, was well received by the audience.

1."Mella Chirithal"5:03
2."Mangala Roopini"1:25
4."Karaiyil Oru"5:06
5."Dealiya Poo"4:54
6."Thaayin Madiyil"1:24
7."Thottu Vidava Naan"5:01
8."Siraiyil (repeat)"1:54
9."Thaayin Madiyil (repeat)"1:47
10."Thaayin Madiyal (Instrumental)"1:26


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ http://www.cinesouth.com/specials/specials/tamilcinema-75.shtml
  3. ^ https://groups.google.com/group/soc.culture.tamil/browse_thread/thread/50dd8471a23a5649/c6ec67a72b74fb2f
  4. ^ "1996 Cinema State Awards". Dinakaran. Archived from the original on 3 February 1999. Retrieved 11 August 2009.
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