Pattikada Pattanama

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Pattikada Pattanama
Pattikada Pattanama poster.jpg
Directed by P. Madhavan
Produced by P. Madhavan [1]
Written by Bala Murugan
Starring Sivaji Ganesan
V. K. Ramasamy
Music by M. S. Viswanathan
Cinematography P. N. Sundaram
Edited by R. Devarajan
Arun Prasad Movies
Distributed by Arun Prasad Movies
Release dates
Running time
152 mins
Country India
Language Tamil

Pattikada Pattanama (Tamil: பட்டிக்காடா, பட்டணமா; English: Village or Town) is a 1972 Indian Tamil language film starring Sivaji Ganesan, Jayalalitha and Manorama. Pattikada Pattanama played for 189 days in theaters and turned out to be one of the box office hits of year 1972. This was the last black and white movie celebrated 25 weeks silver jubilee in four centres - Chennai, Salem, Madurai and Trichy and this was the first movie ran daily four shows more than 30 days at Salem. It broke the record of even color movies.


Mookkaiyan (Sivaji Ganesan) belongs to a well-to-do family and lives in the village Sozhavandan. He is held in high esteem by the villagers for his prowess. One day, his uncle Chockalingam (V. K. Ramaswamy), his wife Bama and their foreign-educated daughter Kalpana (Jayalalithaa) come to Sozhavandan to participate in the Mariamman festival. Kalpana is fascinated by Mookaiyan's prowess; her mother disapproves of Kalpana's emotional reaction while her father is happy. Bama settles a young man of Madurai to marry Kalpana. Moved by the pleas of Chockalingam, Mookaiyan goes to the bridegroom's house and brings back Kalpana, saying that he has the right by birth to marry her.

Married life starts well for Mookaiyan and Kalpana, but before long differences crop up because of their different backgrounds. At Kalpana's birthday party, Mookaiyan objects to drinking and dancing by her hippy friends. He beats Kalpana, and she leaves him to join her mother. A lawyer's notice for divorce is received. Mookaiyan futilely tries to make Bama understand the situation. The mother and daughter are adamant and Mookaiyan returns home determined to teach them a lesson.

Kalpana, having been impregnated by Mookaiyan some time earlier, gives birth to a child. In her anxiety to save Kalpana from further involvements, Bama leaves the child in an orphanage. Kalpana is shocked by this act of her mother. By the time she goes to recover the child, Mookaiyan has already taken it away. Kalpana beseeches her father to get the child from Mookaiyan. Unexpectedly, Mookaiyan comes there to deliver an invitation card for his marriage with his cousin Rakkamma. Kalpana and her parents are now repetant.

Kalpana goes alone to Mookaiyan's house and asks her husband to leap over their child and then tie the thali to another girl. To her surprise, Kalpana discovers that the marriage being celebrated is that of a different man named Mookaiyan, while her husband did no injustice to her; she falls at her husband's feet and the family reunites.




Pattikada Pattanama
Soundtrack album by M. S. Viswanathan
Released 1972 (1972)
Language Tamil

The music composed by M. S. Viswanathan.[2][3]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 Ambikaiye Easwariye T. M. Soundararajan Kannadasan 04:24
2 Ennadi Rakkamma T. M. Soundararajan 02:50
3 Ennadi Rakkamma (Sad) T. M. Soundararajan 03:37
4 Kettukodi Uruvi T. M. Soundararajan, L. R. Eswari 04:27
5 Muthu Solai P. Susheela 03:47
6 Nalvazhthu Naan Soluvaen T. M. Soundararajan 03:29


  1. ^ Pattikada Pattanama, Indian Cinema Database, retrieved 2008-11-29 [dead link]
  2. ^ "Pattikada Pattinama Songs". tamiltunes. Retrieved 2014-06-25. 
  3. ^ "Pattikada Pattinama Songs". raaga. Retrieved 2014-06-25. 

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