|Directed by||Kasthuri Raja|
|Produced by||Vijayalakshmi Kasthuri Raja|
|Written by||Kasthuri Raja|
|Edited by||L. Kesavan|
Kasthoori Manga Creations
Naattupura Paattu (transl. Folk song) is a 1996 Tamil language drama film written and directed by Kasthuri Raja. The film features Selva, Sivakumar and Kushboo in lead roles, with Manorama, Goundamani, Senthil, Vinu Chakravarthy, Kumarimuthu, Prem, Anusha and Abhirami playing supporting roles. The film, produced by Vijayalakshmi Kasthuri Raja, had musical score by Ilaiyaraaja and was released on 9 February 1996.
Parijatham (Kushboo) 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 (Sivakumar). Palanisamy's brother Kottaisamy (Selva) was a young wastrel who spent his time with Kattamuthu (Goundamani). Later, Parijatham changed Kottaisamy into a responsible person. Kottaisamy married the folk dancer Mala (Abhirami). Rumours around Parijatham and the rich landlord Naicker (Vinu Chakravarthy) 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 (Prem) falls in love with Amaravathi (Anusha). 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.
- Selva as Kottaisamy
- Sivakumar as Palanisamy
- Kushboo as Parijatham
- Manorama as Pattamma
- Goundamani as Kattamuthu
- Senthil as Chinna Karuppan
- Vinu Chakravarthy as Naicker
- Kumarimuthu as Pattamma's father
- Prem as Velpandi
- Anusha as Amaravathi
- Abhirami as Mala
- Anwar Ali Khan as Minor
- Taj Khan
- Idichapuli Selvaraj
- Karuppu Subbiah
- Periya Karuppu Thevar
- John Babu as dancer in song "Otha Roova"
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.
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|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Ilaiyaraaja. The soundtrack, released in 1996, features 6 tracks with lyrics written by the director himself. The song "Otharoova" was well received and became a chartbuster.
|1||'Oththa Roova'||Arun Mozhi, Devi||1:57|
|2||'Aatharikkum'||K. S. Chithra||4:31|
|3||'Kezhukkaal'||Arun Mozhi, Devi||5:01|
|4||'Kokki Vaichchen'||Mano, Malaysia Vasudevan, K. S. Chithra, Devi||4:49|
|5||'Nattupura Pattu'||Manorama, K. S. Chitra||6:52|
|6||'Satti Potti'||Arun Mozhi, Devi||2:31|
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