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Album Pavithra.JPG
Directed by K. Subhaash
Produced by K. Subhaash
Written by K. Subhaash
Starring Radhika
Ajith Kumar
Music by A. R. Rahman
Cinematography Bernat S. David
Edited by P. Madhan Mohan
Thanuja Films
Distributed by Thanuja Films
Release dates
  • 2 November 1994 (1994-11-02)
Country India
Language Tamil
Budget 73 lakh

Pavithra (1994) (Tamil: பவித்ரா) is a Tamil film directed by K. Subhash under his home banner, Dhanooja Films. The film features Raadhika in the lead role with Nassar and Ajith Kumar in supporting roles. The film's music was by A. R. Rahman and lyrics by Vairamuthu. The film opened on November 2, 1994 as one among Deepavali releases and received commercial hit.


The film is about a quasi-mother-son relationship between Radhika and Ajith. Ajith is a patient suffering from Cancer and Radhika is a nurse in the hospital where Ajith is being treated. Since Ajith's age is same as her child,which was still born and died and she is childless, Radhika showers maternal affection on Ajith, which Radhika's husband mistakes as something else because of a villain doctor who is a rogue . Confusion ensues and Radhika misunderstands Ajith and the climax is how all confusions are laid to rest, along with the hero!



The title denotes Sanskrit for purity. Ajith Kumar revealed in an interview that his positive role of the film changed his life to an extent and made him take films seriously as a career.[1] Ajith Kumar's character was dubbed for by Shekhar, in his second venture.[2]


Upon the release, the film won positive reviews for its different attempt.[3] The film went on to win two National Film Awards; the National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer for Unnikrishnan and the National Film Award for Best Lyrics for Vairamuthu. Furthermore the film won third prize in the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Film winners list.


Film score by A. R. Rahman
Released 1994
Recorded Panchathan Record Inn
Genre Film soundtrack
Length 24:09
Label Pyramid
Producer A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman chronology

All lyrics written by Vairamuthu, all music composed by A. R. Rahman.

Track Listing
No. Title Singer(s) Length
1. "Sevvaanam Chinna Pen"   Mano, S.P.B.Pallavi 3:47
2. "Eechambazham"   Shahul Hameed, K. S. Chithra 4:59
3. "Uyirum Neeyae"   Unni Krishnan 5:25
4. "Mottu Vitadha"   Swarnalatha 4:36
5. "Azhagu Nilave"   K. S. Chithra 5:23