Aan Paavam

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Aan Paavam
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DVD cover
Directed byPandiarajan
Written byPandiarajan
Produced byEaswari Subramaniam
CinematographyAshok Kumar
Edited byV. Rajagopal
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Alamu Movies
Release date
  • 7 December 1985 (1985-12-07)

Aan Paavam (transl. Innocence of Man) is a 1985 Indian Tamil-language comedy film[2] directed by Pandiarajan. It was his second directorial venture and first as actor. The film also stars Pandiyan, Revathi and Seetha.

The film was released on 7 December 1985. It received positive reviews and became a box office success, making it the fourth highest-grossing film of 1985. It was remade into Telugu as Naku Pellam Kavali (1987), in Kannada as Rama Krishna and in Marathi as Chal Lavkar.


Periya Pandi (Pandiyan) and Chinna Pandi (Pandiarajan) are two notorious sons of the village cinema theatre owner Ramasamy (V. K. Ramasamy). Periya Pandi goes to a neighboring village to see a girl as arranged by his father towards his marriage and ends up in the wrong house. Coincidentally, those in the wrong house are also expecting a man to see their daughter on the same time and the same day. Contrary to real-time arranged marriages, Periya Pandi goes to see the girl totally un-aided by parents, relatives and friends. Nevertheless, he takes a liking to the girl, Seetha (Seetha), and decides to marry her. Seetha likes Periya Pandi and decides to accept the proposal. Meanwhile, Seetha's marriage broker shows up and clarifies that Periya Pandi was supposed to have gone to see some other girl but ended up in the wrong house. Hearing this, Periya Pandi, Seetha and Seetha's parents seem disappointed. Ramasamy fixes dates for his marriage to the girl originally chosen for him — Revathi (Revathi), a school teacher's daughter. Periya Pandi's adamance to marry Seetha causes a strange turn of events. Chinna Pandi finally marries Revathi, while Periya Pandi ties the knot with his love Seetha.



Aan Paavam was Pandiarajan's second film as director and his debut film as an actor.[3] Seetha who was studying 12th at that time was selected to play the lead actress after director saw her in a video at a marriage.[4]


The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[5] The song "Kadhal Kasakkudayya" is based on Shanmukhapriya raga,[6][7][8] and "Kuyile Kuyile" is based on Madhyamavati.[9]

Song Singers Lyrics Length
"Enna Pada" S. Janaki Vaali 04:18
"Indiran Vanthathum" Ilaiyaraaja Vairamuthu 03:41
"Kadhal Kasakkuthaiya" Ilaiyaraaja Vaali 04:23
"Kuyile Kuyile Poonguyile" Malaysia Vasudevan, K. S. Chithra Kuruvikkarambai Shanmugam 04:22
"Otti Vandha Singa Kutty" Kollangudi Karuppayee Kuruvikkarambai Shanmugam 05:33
"Enna Pada"(Sad) S. Janaki Vaali 3:23


The film was included by Behindwoods in their list "of All Time Top Ten comedy movies".[10] A television series of the same name was aired in Sun TV in 2012.[11]


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  2. ^ Keramalu, Karthik (24 April 2021). "Eight Classic Tamil Comedies From The 80s And The 90s To Binge On". Film Companion. Archived from the original on 24 April 2021. Retrieved 24 April 2021.
  3. ^ Rangarajan, Malathi (9 January 2011). "The laughter continues..." The Hindu. Archived from the original on 28 May 2021. Retrieved 28 May 2021.
  4. ^ Ashok Kumar, S.R. (28 July 2006). "I take each day as it comes: actor Seetha". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 28 May 2021. Retrieved 28 May 2021.
  5. ^ "Aan Paavam (1985)". Raaga.com. Archived from the original on 21 December 2013. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  6. ^ Sundararaman 2007, p. 134.
  7. ^ Mani, Charulatha (2 September 2011). "A Raga's Journey — Sacred Shanmukhapriya". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 17 June 2019. Retrieved 28 May 2021.
  8. ^ Saravanan, T. (20 September 2013). "Ragas hit a high". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 26 December 2018. Retrieved 28 May 2021.
  9. ^ Sundararaman 2007, p. 140.
  10. ^ "Aan pavam (1986)". Behindwoods. Archived from the original on 13 September 2015. Retrieved 12 September 2015.
  11. ^ "Channels". The Hindu. 3 February 2012. Archived from the original on 28 May 2021. Retrieved 28 May 2021.


  • Sundararaman (2007) [2005]. Raga Chintamani: A Guide to Carnatic Ragas Through Tamil Film Music (2nd ed.). Pichhamal Chintamani. OCLC 295034757.

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