Kuruthipunal is that the first Tamil motion picture to use Dolby sound. The picture show was a remake of the Govind Nihalani directed film Drohkaal.
The film was India’s official entry for the 68th Oscar Awards Best Foreign Language Film category, but was not nominated. The film won the Cinema express Award for Best Film – Tamil, whereas Kamal Haasan won Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil for his portrayal in the movie. The film was featured as a part of a retrospective to Kamal Haasan below the class “Director in Focus” at the International film festival Rotterdam.
The film was released in 1995. Directed by P.C. Sriram, the flick marked Kamal Haasan and Arjun. With gross revenue of this film is about 5 crores, the flick did amazingly well for a film without songs and was well appreciated in urban circles. The non-commercial approach truly additional to the quirky theme of the picture.