|Directed by||R. V. Udayakumar|
|Produced by||T. Siva
|Written by||Gokula Krishna (dialogues)|
|Screenplay by||R. V. Udayakumar|
|Story by||Sujatha Udayakumar|
|Edited by||B. S. Nagaraj|
Nandhavana Theru is a 1995 Tamil drama film directed by R. V. Udayakumar. The film features Karthik and newcomer Srinidhi in lead roles. The film, produced by T. Siva and A. Selvaraj, had musical score by Ilaiyaraaja and was released on 11 May 1995. The film did not do well at the box office.
Seenu (Karthik) grows as an orphan and becomes a full-time thief, he helps prisoners by solving their problems outside. One day, intrigued by a prisoner's silence, Seenu asks him his problem. The prisoner is Adhiseshan (Devan), maternal uncle of Gayatri (Srinidhi), and he wants to save her life from her paternal uncle (Anandaraj) and her brother. Seenu promised him to solve his problem. Firstly, Gayatri avoids Seenu but she soon understands the conspiracy of Rajasekhar and she begin to be closed with Seenu. Adhiseshan reveals to Seenu after seeing the photo of Seenu's mother that he is his father. Happy, he brings Gayatri to Adhiseshan's home but they find him death. Gayatri's guardians borrows lot of money, so they are sent to jail, she cannot stay to her house so Seenu accommodates her. Seenu decided to earn money in the right way to realize Gayatri's dream : to become a Carnatic music singer. When she becomes a famous singer, she builds a new house and she reveals to Seenu that she's in love with Suresh (Siva), her hardcore fan. Suresh's father releases Rajasekhar to separate them before their marriage. Seenu manages to save them and the couple elope. To keep a promise to his neighbour (Manorama) after her death, Seenu decide to carry the widow woman and her son.
Then Director Vikraman has adopted the same story for his movie Unnidathil yennai koduthen with Karthik, which was huge hit for Karthik and Vikraman
- Karthik as Seenu (Srinivasan)
- Srinidhi as Gayatri
- Anandaraj as Rajasekhar
- Devan as Adhiseshan
- Janagaraj as Albert
- Vivek as Beedi
- Vadivelu as Theekuchi
- Manorama as Seenu's neighbouring
- Siva as Suresh (Guest appearance)
- Madhan Bob as a music instrument seller (Guest appearance)
|Soundtrack album by Ilaiyaraaja|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|1||"Adichu Pudichu"||Arunmozhi, Mano, SN. Surendar||4:51|
|2||"Anniya Kaattu Annaney"||Mano, Swarnalatha||4:53|
|3||"Enna Varam Vendum"||Mano, Lekha, Sindhu Devi||5:29|
|6||"Unn Munnai Naanum Paada Vantha"||Arumozhi||1:05|
|7||"Velli Nilave"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Uma Ramanan||5:10|
|8||"Viralil Suthi Meettavaa"||K. S. Chitra||3:34|
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