DirectorManobala Music directorIlayaraja CountryIndia
Release date15 March 1991 (1991-03-15) ScreenplayManobala, Liaquat Ali Khan CastRamki (Mahesh), Nirosha Radha (Vimala), R Sarathkumar (Guruji), Srividya (Vidya), Janagaraj (Govind) Similar moviesRelated Manobala movies
Vetri Padigal is a 1991 Tamil thriller film directed by Manobala. The film features Ramki and Nirosha in the lead roles, with Srividya, R. Sarathkumar, V. K. Ramasamy, Jaiganesh and Vinu Chakravarthy playing supporting roles. The film had musical score by Ilaiyaraaja and was released on 15 March 1991.
A robbery gang terrorized the Tamil Nadu. The police officer Mahesh (Ramki) is charged to dismantle the gang. Mahesh lives with his widow and blind sister Vidya (Srividya) and his niece Anu. The reporter Vimala (Nirosha) compels Mahesh for an interview but he refuses and she falls in love with him. They later fall in love with each other.
In the past, Mahesh was a happy-go-lucky and immature youth. Furthermore Mahesh hated the police while his brother-in-law, a police officer, was in charge to catch the robbery gang. his brother-in-law was later killed in a bomb blast and his sister became blind. To take revenge, Mahesh became a police officer. The rest of the story is about how Mahesh catches the robbery gang and its leader Guruji (R. Sarathkumar).
Ramki as Mahesh
Nirosha as Vimala
R. Sarathkumar as Guruji
Srividya as Vidya
V. K. Ramasamy as Vadivelu
Jaiganesh as Ganesh
Vinu Chakravarthy as Karuppuswamy
Janagaraj as Govind
Thyagu as Kannayiram
Kitty in a guest appearance
Baby Vichitra as Anu
Master N. Venkatraman
The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Ilaiyaraaja. The soundtrack, released in 1991, features 4 tracks with lyrics written by Vaali and Siva.