Nadodi Thendral

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Nadodi Thendral
Nadodi Thendral.jpg
DVD cover
Directed byBharathiraja
Written bySujatha Rangarajan (dialogues)
Screenplay byBharathiraja
Story byIlaiyaraaja
Produced byBharathiraja
CinematographyB. Kannan
Edited byP. Mohan Raj
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Manoj Creations
Distributed byManoj Creations
Release date
18 April 1992
Running time
140 minutes

Nadodi Thendral (transl. The nomadic breeze) is a 1992 Indian Tamil-language historical romance film, directed by Bharathiraja and written by Sujatha Rangarajan. It starred Karthik and Ranjitha . The music was provided by Ilaiyaraaja. Featuring an international cast, the film was a period movie set in British India and was based on a love triangle between a goldsmith (Karthik), a gypsy woman (Ranjitha) and the district collector's sister. Some critics opine that later movies such as the Hindi-language blockbuster Lagaan and the 2010 Tamil-language movie Madrasapattinam were inspired by Nadodi Thendral.


The story is based on a love triangle between Karthik, Ranjitha and an Englishwoman (District collector's daughter) during the British occupation in India. Karthik is a goldsmith's son, so he is too and Ranjitha is a gypsy woman has a poultry. At the start they both collide and very soon both falls for each other. Meanwhile, Karthik's bravery impresses the District Collector's sister's heart as well. The rest of the movie deals with how the lovers unite with the help of the Englishwoman.



N. Krishnaswamy of The Indian Express wrote it is "a love story that is simple without being superficial, commercial without losing sight of values, artistic without being obscure."[1]


The lyrics and music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[2] This was the last collaboration between Bharathiraja and Ilaiyaraaja.[3]

1."Oru Kanam Oru Yugamaga" (removed from the theatrical release)Ilaiyaraaja, S. Janaki 
2."Sandhana Marbilae"Mano, S. Janaki 
3."Yaarum Vilaiyaadum Thottam"Mano, K. S. Chithra 
4."Maniyae Manikuyilae"Mano, S. Janaki 
5."Yelamalai Kaatukulle"Malaysia Vasudevan 
6."All The Time"Malgudi Subha 


  1. ^ Krishnaswamy, N. (24 April 1992). "Naadodi Thendral". The Indian Express. p. 7.
  2. ^ "Nadodi Thendral (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)". Spotify. Retrieved 22 April 2021.
  3. ^ "Fans want legendary combo back after their pics go viral". The Times of India. 1 November 2019. Retrieved 16 December 2019.

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