Paadatha Thenikkal

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Paadatha Thenikkal
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Directed byV. M. C. Haneefa
Screenplay byM. Karunanidhi
CinematographyAjayan Vincent
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Poompuhar Productions[1]
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 V. M. C. Haneefa,[2] starring Sivakumar and Raadhika. This is a remake of the Malayalam film Sandarbham.




Song lyrics were penned by Vaali.[3]

No. Song Singers Lyrics
1 "Aathi Antham" Ilaiyaraaja, Krishnamoorthy, S. S. Chandran, P. Susheela, Manorama Ilaiyaraaja
2 "Darr Darr Doctor" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam Vaali
3 "Vaadagai Veedithu" Vani Jairam, Mano
4 "Vanna Nilave" K. J. Yesudas
5 "Vanna Nilave" K. S. Chithra


The Indian Express wrote "its again a melodrama, without the sentiment not being laid too thick".[4] Jayamanmadhan of Kalki appreciated the screenplay for being clear and not confusing.[5]


  1. ^ a b "திரையுலகில் கலைஞர்". Dinamalar (in Tamil). 27 July 2018. Archived from the original on 26 October 2018. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ "Paadaatha Theneekkal Tamil Film LP Vinyl Record by Ilayaraja". Mossymart. Archived from the original on 17 February 2022. Retrieved 17 February 2022.
  4. ^ "Paadaatha Theneekkal". The Indian Express. 11 November 1988. p. 5. Retrieved 16 January 2019.
  5. ^ 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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