|Directed by||N. K. Vishwanathan|
|Written by||Sangili Murugan|
Jaya Rajendran (dialogues)
|Produced by||Sangili Murugan|
|Cinematography||N. K. Viswanathan|
|Edited by||V. Rajagopal|
Murugan Cine Arts
Nadodi Pattukkaran (transl. Nomad singer) is a 1992 Tamil-language drama film directed by N. K. Vishwanathan. The film features Karthik and Mohini in lead roles. The film, scripted and produced by Sangili Murugan, had musical score by Ilaiyaraaja and was released on 15 May 1992. This movie was dubbed in Telugu as Muta Nayakudu. The film was a hit at box office and successfully ran for more than 100 days in many theatres 
Sundaram, Thevar Ayya, Periya Madurai, Seedan, Vadivelu and Annamalai form a music group. Sundaram is a jobless graduate who prefers making his living by singing than being unemployed. The group travel from village to village leaving their family. One day, the group enters a village where the robbers spread terror among the villagers. The group confront them and the police arrests the robbers. The group becomes quickly popular. Geetha, the daughter of the village head Sivathaya, falls under the spell of Sundaram. Later, Geetha and Sundaram fall in love with each other, on the other side Geetha's family objects their love. What transpires later forms the crux of the story.
- Karthik as Sundaram
- Mohini as Geetha
- Jaishankar as Sivathaya
- M. N. Nambiar as Thevar Ayya
- S. S. Chandran as Sakkarai
- Rocky as Periya Pandi
- Senthil as Uyaram
- Charle as Seedan
- Chinni Jayanth as Vadivelu
- Thyagu as Periya Madurai
- Manangatti Subramaniam as Annamalai
- Senthamarai as DSP
- V. Gopalakrishnan
- Peeli Sivam
- O. A. K. Sundar as Chinna Pandi
- Karuppu Subbiah as Suna Pana
- Master Kannan
- Master Arun
- Ganthimathi as Chella Thayi
- Y. Vijaya as Vadivu
- S. N. Parvathy
- Annapoorna as Sundaram's mother
- Vijaya Chandrika
- Thalapathy Dinesh
|Soundtrack album by|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Ilaiyaraaja. The soundtrack, released in 1992, features 7 tracks with lyrics written by Vaali(1, 3), Muthulingam, Gangai Amaran, Na. Kamarasan, Piraisoodan and Parinaman.
|1||"Aagaya Thamarai"||Ilaiyaraaja, S. Janaki||4:57|
|2||"Kathalukku Kangalillai"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Swarnalatha||5:00|
|3||"Mannaiyam Ponnaiyum"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki||5:48|
|4||"Vaanga Vaanga"||Malaysia Vasudevan, Mano||5:09|
|5||"Vanamellam Shenbagapoo" (solo)||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||5:11|
|6||"Vanamellam Shenbagapoo" (duet)||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela||4:21|
|7||"Thenpandi Cheemai"||Gangai Amaran||4:34|
|8||"Sithirathu There Vaa"||Mano, Swarnalatha||4:48|
N. Krishnaswamy of The New Indian Express said "Ilayaraja has a few melodious numbers in this film, that sees Karthik emoting well. Directed and photographed by N. K. Viswanathan, the film is one that has possibilities that are wasted because of his preference for the pedestrian".
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