Nadodi Thendral

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Nadodi Thendral
Nadodi Thendral.jpg
DVD cover
Directed byBharathiraja
Written bySujatha (dialogues)
Screenplay byBharathiraja
Story byIlaiyaraaja
Produced byBharathiraja
CinematographyB. Kannan
Edited byP. Mohan Raj
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Manoj Creations
Release date
  • 18 April 1992 (1992-04-18)[1]
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. It stars 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.


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.



The art direction was handled by P. Krishnamoorthy.[2]


The lyrics and music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[3][4] This was the last collaboration between him and Bharathiraja.[5] The song "All The Time" is predominantly in English.[6]

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 


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."[7]


  1. ^ "Nadodi Thendral / நாடோடி தென்றல்". Screen4Screen (in English and Tamil). Archived from the original on 26 October 2021. Retrieved 26 October 2021.
  2. ^ "Art director Krishnamoorthy passes away in Chennai". Mathrubhumi. 14 December 2020. Archived from the original on 14 December 2020. Retrieved 26 October 2021.
  3. ^ "Nadodi Thendral Tamil FIlm Audio Cassette by Ilayaraaja". Mossymart. Archived from the original on 24 October 2021. Retrieved 26 October 2021.
  4. ^ "Nadodi Thendral (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)". Spotify. Archived from the original on 14 April 2019. Retrieved 22 April 2021.
  5. ^ "Fans want legendary combo back after their pics go viral". The Times of India. 1 November 2019. Archived from the original on 10 January 2020. Retrieved 16 December 2019.
  6. ^ "Actor-Singer Andrea Jeremiah Composes a Track for 'Taramani'". The New Indian Express. 11 February 2014. Archived from the original on 26 October 2021. Retrieved 26 October 2021.
  7. ^ Krishnaswamy, N. (24 April 1992). "Naadodi Thendral". The Indian Express. p. 7. Retrieved 8 January 2019.

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