Nadodi Pattukkaran

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Nadodi Pattukkaran
Nadodi Pattukkaran.jpg
Directed byN. K. Viswanathan
Written bySangili Murugan
Jaya Rajendran (dialogues)
Produced bySangili Murugan
CinematographyN. K. Viswanathan
Edited byV. Rajagopal
B.K. Mohan
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Murugan Cine Arts
Release date
  • 15 May 1992 (1992-05-15)
Running time
130 minutes

Nadodi Pattukkaran (transl. Nomad singer) is a 1992 Indian Tamil-language romantic drama film directed by N. K. Viswanathan. The film stars Karthik and Mohini. The film, scripted and produced by Sangili Murugan, was released on 15 May 1992.


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.



The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja, with lyrics written by Vaali, Muthulingam, Gangai Amaran, Na. Kamarasan, Piraisoodan and Parinaman.[1][2]

Song Singer(s) Lyrics Duration
"Aagaya Thamarai" Ilaiyaraaja, S. Janaki Vaali 4:57
"Kadhalukku Kangalillai" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Swarnalatha Muthulingam 5:00
"Mannaiyam Ponnaiyum" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki Vaali 5:48
"Vaanga Vaanga" Malaysia Vasudevan, Mano, Ramani, T. S. Raghavendra Piraisoodan 5:09
"Vanamellam Shenbagapoo" (solo) S. P. Balasubrahmanyam Gangai Amaran 5:11
"Vanamellam Shenbagapoo" (duet) P. Susheela, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 4:21
"Thenpandi Cheemai" Gangai Amaran Parinaman 4:34
"Sithirathu There Vaa" Mano, Swarnalatha Na. Kamarasan 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".[3]


  1. ^ "Nadodi Pattukaran (1992)". Music India Online. Retrieved 20 November 2022.
  2. ^ "Nadodi Thendral - Nadodi Pattukkaran Ilaiyaraaja Tamil Audio Cassettes". Banumass. Retrieved 20 November 2022.
  3. ^ Krishnaswamy, N. (22 May 1992). "Nadodi Paattukkaran". The Indian Express. p. 7.

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