Naan Paadum Paadal
|Naan Paadum Paadal|
|Directed by||R. Sundarrajan|
|Written by||R. Sundarrajan|
|Produced by||Rajesh Khanna|
A. Francis Xaviour
|Edited by||R. Baskaran|
|Distributed by||Motherland Pictures|
Naan Paadum Paadal (transl. The song I sing) is a 1984 Indian Tamil-language film directed by R. Sundarrajan and produced by C. S. Rajesh Khanna, A. Francis Xaviour and R. Palanisamy. The film stars Sivakumar, Mohan, Ambika and Pandiyan. The film had musical score by Ilayaraja. The film was remade in Telugu as Mangalya Bandham (1985).
Gowri (Ambika) is a widowed school teacher who lives with her in-laws. Subramani (Sivakumar) moves into the same housing complex to stay with his nephew Selvam (Pandiyan) while he writes his newest novel. He writes under the name CRS and happens to be Gowri's favorite author though she is unaware of his identity. Due to some general misunderstandings, she is initially suspicious of Subramani. On the other hand, he finds Gowri to be intriguing and learns about her past. She was a singer who had fallen in love with a doctor, Anand (Mohan). With both families' approval, they marry but Anand dies in an accident three days after the wedding. Heartbroken, she gives up singing and has found solace with Anand's family, reading CRS' novels and in teaching children. Gowri soon learns that Subramani is CRS and melts considerably towards him. She sees him as a friend and is often protective of him. Her family notice this change in behavior and begin to consider the possibility of her marrying Subramani. He is also interested in marrying her but is unsure of her decision. Ultimately, Gowri must decide on which path to continue her life.
- Sivakumar as C.R.Subramaniam
- Mohan as Anand
- Ambika as Shyamala Gowri
- Pandiyan as Selvam
- Ilavarasi as Sivagami
- Sarath Babu in a Special appearance
- Suresh in a Special appearance
- Shankar–Ganesh in a Special appearance
- Nalini in a Special appearance
- Poornam Viswanathan as Rangarajan
- V. Gopalakrishnan
- Kamala Kamesh as Maragatham
Sivakumar worked as Ambika's makeup artist during the filming of the climax.
The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja. The song "Paadava Un Paadalai" uses the conga, a percussion commonly used in Afro-Cuban genres. The song "Paadum Vanambadi" is set in the raga known as Patdeep, while "Devan Kovil" is set in Yamunakalyani.
|1||"Paadavaa Un Paadalai"||S. Janaki||Vairamuthu||04:21|
|2||"Devan Kovil"||S. N. Surendar, S. Janaki||Muthulingam||04:22|
|3||"Machane Vatchikodi"||Gangai Amaran, S. P. Sailaja||Vaali||5:08|
|4||"Paadum Vanambadi"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||N. Kama Rajan||4:06|
|5||"Seer Kondu Vaa"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki||Gangai Amaran||5:24|
|6||"Devan Kovil (Solo)"||S. Janaki||Muthulingam||04:09|
|7||"Paadava Un Paadalai (Pathos)"||S. Janaki||Vairamuthu||04:31|
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