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Pulan Visaranai
Pulan Visaranai DVD Cover.jpg
DVD Cover
Directed by R. K. Selvamani
Produced by R. Sundar Raj
S. Raveendran
Written by R. K. Selvamani
Liquat Ali Khan (dialogues)
Music by Ilaiyaraaja
Cinematography Ravi Yadav
Edited by G. Jayachandran
I.V. Cine Productions
Distributed by I.V. Cine Productions
Release dates
14 January 1990
Running time
150 minutes
Country India
Language Tamil

Pulan Visaranai (English: Investigation) is a 1990 Tamil language film directed by R. K. Selvamani. The film features Vijayakanth in lead role. The film, produced by R.Sundar Raj and S.Raveendran, had musical score by Illayaraja and was released on 14 January 1990.[1][2][3] The film was a blockbuster and was remade in Hindi as Ravan Raaj: A True Story.[4] The character of the antagonist Dharma (played by Anandaraj) is loosely based on the serial killer Auto Shankar.[5] Telugu dubbed version "Police Adhikari" was also successful.


Dharma (Anandaraj) is an auto driver who kidnaps young women and is on the payroll of a powerful politician R.R (Radha Ravi). "Honest" Raj (Vijayakanth), a DCP investigating the murder of an MLA, zeroes in on R.R but is suspended by his higher-ups due to political pressure.

Few years later, he is brought back when Governor's rule is established and given charge of the investigation into the disappearance of a man whose sister had earlier disappeared. His investigation leads him to Dharma and R.R and then to a private hospital in Bombay.



R. K. Selvamani, an erstwhile assistant of Manivannan decided to make a film with Sathyaraj. But Sathyaraj was not interested to act under the direction of a newcomer but he promised that he would act only if Selvamani establish himself as a director. Selvamani decided to narrate a storyline to Vijayakanth. Vijayakanth insisted to narrate the story to his friend producer Ibrahim Rowther, but Rowther said that Vijayakanth was booked for 2 years.[6] Selvamani with the help of his friend Jothi decided to narrate the story through drawn pictures by having Hollywood films as reference.[7] Selvamani led many rules and conditions which led to the cancellment of shooting for 6 months, with the help of Manivannan shooting was continued.[8] Sarathkumar portrayed the antagonist character after he was recommended to the film's team by Vijayakanth's personal make-up man Raju.[9][10]


The film was released on 14 January 1990 and became one of the successful films at box-office. Success of the film led G. Venkateswaran to give chance to Selvamani for another project.[11] Selvamani rejected the project as he expressed his gratitude to Rowther to make another film with him. Team again collaborated with Captain Prabhakaran which also became successful.


Pulan Visaranai
Soundtrack album by Illayaraja
Released 1990
Recorded 1989
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 13:45
Producer Illayaraja

The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Illayaraja. The soundtrack, released in 1990, features 3 tracks with lyrics written by Gangai Amaran.[12]

Track Song Singer(s) lyrics Duration
1 'Ilamaikku' S. Janaki Gangai Amaran 4:40
2 'Ithuthan' Illayaraja 4:24
3 'Kuyiley Kuyiley' K. J. Yesudas, Uma Ramanan 4:41


Selvamani began working on Pulan Visaranai 2 in November 2005, a sequel to his 1990 film, and cast Prashanth in the leading role of the investigative cop.[13] He revealed that the idea had come to him in the early 2000s and Vijayakanth's unavailability had meant the film only materialised after a delay. Prashanth underwent strength training for the venture, while beauty pageant winner Medha Raghunathan was briefly signed on to play the lead female role, before opting out again.[14] The film progressed slowly, also a result of Prashanth's marital problems, and reports in May 2007 suggested that Rowther was unhappy with the film's content and felt the film lacked a proper storyline unlike the previous version.[15] The film ran into problems during its censor in April 2008, with the committee highlighting twenty six objectionable scenes. Selvamani subsequently appealed and compromised by agreeing to remove controversial dialogues and a sequence which involved an actress depicting Indian tennis player Sania Mirza.[16] The producer subsequently accepted an "A" certificate for the film, with the soundtrack releasing the following week. The team also revealed that the film would be released the following month, though this proved to be untrue.[17] The film has since remained unreleased, with little news regarding its chances of having a theatrical release, Prashanth indicated that the film was still delayed due to producer's financial problems.[18]


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32 news items

Times of India

Times of India
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 08:32:34 -0800

Movie Review: The first Pulan Visaranai was, despite its B-movie cred, an effective thriller. This sequel, which has nothing in common with that film save for Anand Raj once again playing a murderer, has been lying in the cans for long and that is ...

Times of India

Times of India
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 10:39:10 -0800

The eagerly awaited sequel to director RK Selvamani's blockbuster Pulan Visaranai is to finally hit screens. Sources in the industry say that Pulan Visaranai 2, which features actor Prashanth along with Karthika and Ashwini in the lead and which has ...

Kolly Talk

Kolly Talk
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 19:33:45 -0800

Producer-director R.K. Selvamani has decided to revive and release his abandoned sequel film Pulan Visaranai-2 in the coming months. Pulan Visaranai starred Vijayakanth and Rupini in the lead and released in 1990. Directed by R.K. Selvamani, it turned ...


Tue, 08 Aug 2006 03:35:02 -0700

... to suit he role. It was indeed a pleasant experience shooting for this action-packed entertainer'. A newcomer from Mumbai is being introduced to play the baddie. Selvamani is hopeful of recreating the magic as he did when he churned out Pulan ...

The Indian Express

The Hindu
Wed, 22 Jul 2015 17:11:15 -0700

Popular Tamil film producer Ibrahim Rowther, who gave actor Vijayakant his moniker 'Captain' and produced some of his biggest hits such as Pulan Visaranai and Captain Prabhakaran , died in Chennai after battling ill health for the past two months. He ...

The New Indian Express

The New Indian Express
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:07:30 -0800

When a film hits theaters after years of lying in the cans, one would expect a product that is outdated and stale — both in its theme and sensibility. But Pulan Visaranai-2, which has released after about seven years of completion, surprises you with ...

FilmiBeat Tamil

FilmiBeat Tamil
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 00:39:27 -0800

பல ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன் தயாராகி இன்னும் கிடப்பில் உள்ள புலன் விசாரணை படத்தின் இரண்டாம் பாகத்தை தூசு தட்ட ஆரம்பித்துள்ளனர் படத்தின் ...


Sat, 11 Jul 2015 23:37:21 -0700

His films with Vijayakanth include 'Karuppu Nila', Sarkkaraithevan', 'Thaai Mozhi', 'Bharathan', 'Captain Prabhakaran' (Vijayakanth's 100th film as an actor) and 'Pulan Visaranai'. Rowther also remained a member of Vijayakanth's political party until ...

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