Nattupura Pattu

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Nattupura Pattu
Nattupura Pattu poster.jpg
Directed byKasthuri Raja
Written byKasthuri Raja
Produced byVijayalakshmi Kasthuri Raja
Edited byL. Kesavan
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Kasthoori Manga Creations
Release date
  • 9 February 1996 (1996-02-09)
Running time
135 minutes

Naattupura Paattu (transl. Folk song) is a 1996 Tamil language drama film written and directed by Kasthuri Raja. The film stars Sivakumar, Selva, and Khushbu, with Manorama, Goundamani, Senthil, Vinu Chakravarthy, Kumarimuthu, Prem, Anusha and Abhirami playing supporting roles. It was released on 9 February 1996.[1][2] It was a surprise hit at the box office.


Parijatham was a famous folk dancer in her village and many rich landlords tried to woo her. Parijatham's mother Pattamma wanted a son-in-law who will let Parijatham dance after the marriage. She finally married another folk dancer Palanisamy. Palanisamy's brother Kottaisamy was a young wastrel who spent his time with Kattamuthu. Later, Parijatham changed Kottaisamy into a responsible person. Kottaisamy married the folk dancer Mala. Rumours around Parijatham and the rich landlord Naicker became more intense. Palanisamy could not bear this rumour and split up with the pregnant Parijatham. One day, Kattamuthu's sister was raped by a rich landlord, she then committed suicide and Kottaisamy ridiculed the rapist in public. After this incident, the rapist joined forces with the other landlords, they prevented Kottaisamy to dance for the village festival. So Kottaisamy and Mala struggled to survive, Mala eventually died during a dance show and Kottaisamy became a drunkard. In the meantime, Palanisamy brought up alone his baby son and Parijatham had to stop dancing.

Many years later, Palanisamy's son Velpandi falls in love with Amaravathi. Palanisamy finally apologizes to his wife Parijatham while Kottaisamy decides to take revenge on his enemies. What transpires next forms the rest of the story.



Kasthuri Raja revealed that when he first started the film he had no script except the title. The struggles of folk artists in Theni formed the basis for the script.[3]


Nattupura Pattu
Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack

The film score and the soundtrack were composed by Ilaiyaraaja. The soundtrack, released in 1996, features 6 tracks with lyrics written by the director himself.[4][5] The song "Otharoova" was well received and became a chartbuster.[3]

Track Song Singer(s) Duration
1 "Oththa Roova" Arunmozhi, Devie Neithiyar 1:57
2 "Aatharikkum" K. S. Chithra 4:31
3 "Kezhukkaal" Arunmozhi, Devie Neithiyar 5:01
4 "Kokki Vaichchen" Mano, Devie Neithiyar 4:49
5 "Nattupura Pattu" Manorama, K. S. Chithra 6:52
6 "Satti Potti" Arunmozhi, Devie Neithiyar 2:31


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  2. ^ "A-Z (IV)". INDOlink. Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 9 April 2015.
  3. ^ a b Saravanan, T. (13 November 2015). "In love with village vistas". Retrieved 22 November 2021.
  4. ^ "Nattupura Pattu". AllMusic. Retrieved 9 April 2015.
  5. ^ "Naatupura Paatu Songs". Retrieved 9 April 2015.