Mandhira Punnagai

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Mandhira Punnagai
Mandhira Punnagai Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Karu Pazhaniappan
Produced by Karthic Nagarajan
Written by Karu Pazhaniappan
Starring Karu Pazhaniappan
Music by Vidyasagar
Cinematography Ramanath Shetty
Edited by Raja Mohamad
Distributed by Indira Pictures
Release dates
  • 19 November 2010 (2010-11-19)
Country India
Language Tamil

Mandhira Punnagai (Tamil: மந்திர புன்னகை),(English: Mystic Smile) is an Indian Tamil-language film written and directed by Karu Pazhaniappan, starring himself in the lead role, along with Meenakshi and Santhanam. The film was released in 19 November 2010.


The film tells the story of an architect, Kathir (Karu Pazhaniappan), who is talented but also forthright in his dealings whether in office or in his personal life. He doesn't have any girlfriend or many friends whether at work or in personal life. When he is asked to design a spanking new showroom for Honda Dealership, Nandini (Meenakshi) one of the employees there meets Kathir in connection with the new design and falls in love with Kathir's forthrightness unbeknownst to him. He doesn't pay much attention to Meenakshi's overtures initially, perhaps influenced by his troubled childhood. He is approached by Shankar (Rishi), Nandini's colleague who happens to like her, to find out what it is that attracts her to Kathir, for which Kathir drags Shankar to Nandini's house and asks him to convey his love for Nandini himself. This increases Nandini's attraction towards Kathir's straight-forward attitude. Gradually, Kathir starts to like her but at the same time he also fears that she is cheating on him and tries to kill her. He goes to the police station confessing his crime that he killed her. When police come to find the body in his apartment, they are unable to find the body. Kathir's friend Manmadha Naidu (Thambi ramaiah) says that last night Kathir was talking to himself and broken all the things in a fit of anger (When Kathir saw Nandini sleeping with Srikanth, Kathir got angry broken all the things imagining himself as killing Nandhini). Kathir had a troubled childhood where his mother committed suicide after her illegal affair with his father's friend came to light, his father also died at the same time, which made him to view things in a different light. In the end, Nandini claimed that she planned things to make him reform him but Kathir in anger says that he celebrate people dying. In next scene, kathir receives a call that nandini had committed suicide he immediately goes to hospital and finds out that nandini didn't commit suicide and she gave him shock to make him realize the wrongdoings. The film ends with Nandini and Kathir uniting, reflection of kathir's father gives acceptance.



Mandhira Punnagai
Front Cover
Soundtrack album by Vidyasagar
Released October 2010 (2010-10)
Producer Vidyasagar
Vidyasagar chronology
Apoorva Ragam
Mandhira Punnagai

Music : Vidhyasagar

No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
1. "Satta Sada Sada"   Arivumathi Karthik, Swetha Mohan  
2. "Enna Kuraiyo"   Arivumathi Sudha Raghunathan  
3. "Thanni Poda Vaapa"   Vivega Karthik  
4. "Anbillama Karanchadhu"   Yugabharathi Jassie Gift, Maya  
5. "Megam Vandhu Pogum"   Arivumathi Madhu Balakrishnan, Anwesha  
6. "Siththan Mugam Ondru"   Arivumathi Keerthi Sagathiya  
7. "Thanni Poda Vaapa" (Club Mix) Vivega Karthik  


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