Karuppu Roja (Eng: 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.
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.
Directed by J. Paneer
Produced by A. Karunamoorthy & Indhumathy
Written by Aabavanan
Starring Ramki, Amar Siddique, Yosika, Vinita
Music by M. S. V. Raja
Cinematography Selava kumar
Edited by R.T Annadurai
Production Ayngaran International
Release date 13 December 1996