Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||K. Rangaraj|
|Screenplay by||M. G. Vallaban|
|Story by||R. Selvaraj|
|Edited by||Srinivas Krishna|
|15 May 1987|
Paadu Nilave (English: 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 in lead roles, with Ravichandran and Senthil in pivotal roles.
After being rejected in love, police constable Balakrishnan (Mohan) decides to get his revenge.
- Mohan as Balakrishnan
- Nadhiya as Sangeetha
- Ravichandran as Ramanathan
- Senthil as Thiri Vetti
- Venniradai Moorthy as Moorthi
- J. V. Somayajulu as Muthaiah Bhagavathar
- A. R. Srinivasan as Jailor
- Typist Gopu as Inspector
- Baby Sujitha as Child Balakrishnan
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.
|Soundtrack album by|
Music was by Ilaiyaraaja and lyrics were written by Vaali. The playback singers consist of S. P. Balasubramanyam, K. S. Chithra and Mano. "Malaiyoram Veesum Kaathu" is based on the Keeravani raga. "Vaa Veliye" is based on Shubhapantuvarali raga.
|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
Paadu Nilave was released on 15 May 1987. 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." The film was commercially successful.
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