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Paadatha Thenikkal

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Paadatha Thenikkal
Directed byCochin Haneefa
Screenplay byM. Karunanidhi
CinematographyAjayan Vincent
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Poompuhar Productions
Release date
  • 8 November 1988 (1988-11-08)

Paadatha Thenikkal (transl. The bees that do not sing) is a 1988 Indian Tamil-language film, directed by Cochin Haneefa,[1] starring Sivakumar and Radhika. It is a remake of the Malayalam film Sandarbham. The film was released on 8 November 1988.[2]




Music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[3][4]

Song Singers Lyrics
"Aathi Antham" Ilaiyaraaja, Krishnamoorthy, S. S. Chandran, P. Susheela, Manorama Ilaiyaraaja
"Darr Darr Doctor" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam Vaali
"Vaadagai Veedithu" Vani Jairam, Mano
"Vanna Nilave" K. J. Yesudas
"Vanna Nilave" K. S. Chithra


The Indian Express wrote "its again a melodrama, without the sentiment not being laid too thick".[5] Jayamanmadhan of Kalki appreciated the screenplay for being clear and not confusing.[6]


  1. ^ "Cochin Haneefa's 70th birth anniversary: Five memorable roles of the famous South Indian actor". The Times of India. 22 April 2021. Archived from the original on 22 April 2021. Retrieved 17 February 2022.
  2. ^ "திரையுலகில் கலைஞர்". Dinamalar (in Tamil). 27 July 2018. Archived from the original on 26 October 2018. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Paadaatha Theneekkal Tamil Film LP Vinyl Record by Ilayaraja". Mossymart. Archived from the original on 17 February 2022. Retrieved 17 February 2022.
  4. ^ "Paadatha Theaneekkal (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) – EP". Apple Music. 1 January 1988. Archived from the original on 17 October 2023. Retrieved 17 October 2023.
  5. ^ "Paadaatha Theneekkal". The Indian Express. 11 November 1988. p. 5. Retrieved 16 January 2019 – via Google News Archive.
  6. ^ ஜெயமன்மதன் (27 November 1988). "பாடாத தேனீக்கள்". Kalki (in Tamil). p. 7. Archived from the original on 30 July 2022. Retrieved 17 February 2022.

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