Paandi Nattu Thangam

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Paandi Nattu Thangam
Directed byT. P. Gajendran
Screenplay bySangili Murugan
Story byRajavarman
Produced byKalyani Murugan
CinematographyN. K. Viswanathan
Edited byGanesh–Kumar
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Meenakshi Arts
Release date
  • 19 May 1989 (1989-05-19)
Running time
130 minutes

Paandi Nattu Thangam is a 1989 Indian Tamil-language romantic drama film directed by T. P. Gajendran. The film stars Karthik and Nirosha. It was released on 19 May 1989, and was one of the biggest hits of Karthik in the 1980s.[1]


Thangapandian, an honest forest officer, is transferred to a village. The village chief cuts illegally the sandalwood trees. Radha is brought up by her adoptive family. When she was young, her father, a famous singer, died in a car accident. Thangapandian falls in love with Radha.



The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja, with lyrics written by Gangai Amaran.[2][3]

Song Singer(s) Duration
"Elalam Kuyiley Elemara Veyiley" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Uma Ramanan 5:39
"Ilam Vayasu Ponna" Malaysia Vasudevan, K. S. Chithra 4:34
"Mayilaadum" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra 4:32
"Paandi Naattu Thangam" Ilaiyaraaja 3:10
"Siru Koottile Ulla" K. S. Chithra, Mano 4:11
"Unn Manasile Paattuthaan" (happy) Mano, K. S. Chithra 4:24
"Unn Manasile Paattuthaan" (sad) S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra 4:33


P. S. S. of Kalki felt Karthik looked disinterested and panned Senthamarai's villainy as repetitive, S. S. Chandran's comedy as vulgar but praised the performances of Nambiar, Nirosha, Sarala's comedy and Ilayaraja's music and concluded instead of agonizing over how things will turn out, if they decide that this is the way it will be, the people who watch the film will turn away with indifference.[4]


  1. ^ "Pandinattu Thangam ( 1989 )". Cinesouth. Archived from the original on 12 June 2004. Retrieved 16 September 2022.
  2. ^ "Pandi Naatu Thangam (1989)". Archived from the original on 15 July 2012. Retrieved 13 April 2012.
  3. ^ "Paandi Nattu Thangam Tamil Film LP Vinyl Record by Ilayaraja". Mossymart. Archived from the original on 19 September 2022. Retrieved 16 September 2022.
  4. ^ பி. எஸ். எஸ். (4 June 1989). "பாண்டிநாட்டு தங்கம்". Kalki (in Tamil). p. 16. Archived from the original on 20 March 2023. Retrieved 21 March 2023.

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