Paadu Nilave

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Paadu Nilave
Paadu Nilave.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byK. Rangaraj
Produced byIlango
Screenplay byM. G. Vallaban
Story byR. Selvaraj
Music byIlaiyaraaja
CinematographyDinesh Baboo
Edited bySrinivas Krishna
Krishnaalaya Productions
Release date
15 May 1987
Running time
120 minutes

Paadu Nilave (transl. Oh Moon, please sing) is a 1987 Tamil-language romance film, directed by K. Rangaraj and produced by Ilango. The film's screenplay was written by M. G. Vallaban and the story was written by R. Selvaraj. Music was by Ilaiyaraaja. It stars Mohan and Nadhiya, with Ravichandran and Senthil in pivotal roles.


After being rejected in love, police constable Balakrishnan (Mohan) decides to get his revenge.



Paadu Nilave was directed by K. Rangaraj and produced by Ilango. The film's screenplay was written by M. G. Vallaban and the story was written by R. Selvaraj. Cinematography was handled by Dinesh Baboo and Srinivas Krishna.[1]


Paadu Nilave
Soundtrack album by

The soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja and lyrics were written by Vaali.[2][3] The song "Malaiyoram Veesum Kaathu" is set in the Carnatic raga known as Keeravani,[4][5] and "Vaa Veliye" is set in Shubhapantuvarali.[6][7]

No. Song Singer Lyrics Length
1 "Kuthamma Nellu Kuthu" K. S. Chithra & Chorus Vaali 04:27
2 "Malaiyoram Veesum Kaathu" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 04:57
3 "Kokkarako Koovura" Mano, K. S. Chithra 04:44
4 "Malaiyoram Veesum Kathu" – 1 S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 01:12
5 "Paadungal Paattu Paadungal" K. S. Chithra, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 04:10
6 "Chithirai Maadhathu Nilavu" Mano, K. S. Chithra 04:30
7 "Vaa Veliyae Ilam Poonguyile" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra 06:33
8 "Malaiyoram Veesum" – (Female) K. S. Chithra 01:13

Release and reception[edit]

Paadu Nilave was released on 15 May 1987.[8] The following week, The Indian Express wrote, "This thoroughly contrived storyline banks itself eagerly on the revenge element, and coming to think of it, its essential structure bears many similarities to last year's hit Amman Kovil Kizhakale."[9] The film was commercially successful.[10][11]


  1. ^ Paadu Nilave (motion picture) (in Tamil). Krishnaalaya Productions. 1987. Opening credits, from 0:00 to 3:20.
  2. ^ Ilaiyaraaja (1987). பாடு நிலாவே! (liner notes) (in Tamil). Echo Records.
  3. ^ Ilaiyaraaja. "Paadu Nilave (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)". Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  4. ^ Sundararaman 2007, p. 141.
  5. ^ Mani, Charulatha (26 April 2013). "Harmonious symmetry". The Hindu. Retrieved 5 April 2017.
  6. ^ Mani, Charulatha (17 February 2012). "A Raga's Journey — Sorrowful Subhapantuvarali". The Hindu. Retrieved 5 April 2017.
  7. ^ Sundararaman 2007, p. 164.
  8. ^ "Paadu Nilaavae [sic]". The Indian Express. 15 May 1987. p. 4.
  9. ^ "Paadu Nilaave [sic]". The Indian Express. 22 May 1987. p. 12.
  10. ^ "Nadia spelt fun". The Hindu. 30 January 2008. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  11. ^ "ராஜா ராஜாதான் தொடர் – சிவக்குமார் 14–02–18". Dinamalar (in Tamil). Nellai. 13 February 2018. Retrieved 23 June 2020.


  • Sundararaman (2007) [2005]. Raga Chintamani: A Guide to Carnatic Ragas Through Tamil Film Music (2nd ed.). Chennai: Pichhamal Chintamani. OCLC 295034757.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

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