Paattu Padava

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Paattu Padava
Directed byB. R. Vijayalakshmi
Produced byP. Mohanraj
P. Dhanaraj
Written byB. R. Vijayalakshmi
Sivaram Gandhi (dialogues)
Starring
Music byIlaiyaraaja
CinematographyB. R. Vijayalakshmi
Edited byT. Gunasekaran
Production
company
Kiran Films
Release date
  • 10 February 1995 (1995-02-10)
Running time
145 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Paattu Padava (English: Shall I sing a song) is a 1995 Tamil romantic drama film directed by B. R. Vijayalakshmi making her directorial debut and remains her only film directed so far. The film features S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Rahman and newcomer Lavanya in the lead roles, with Janagaraj, Kalyan Kumar, Mohan Natarajan, Chinni Jayanth, Srividya, C. R. Saraswathi and Sabitha Anand playing supporting roles. The film, produced by P. Mohanraj and P. Dhanaraj, had musical score by Ilaiyaraaja and was released on 10 February 1995. The film was an average grosser at the box office.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

Plot[edit]

Rishi (Rahman) is a doctor in a mental hospital and treats his patients like his family. Rangarajan (Janagaraj) is the director of the mental hospital. Devi (Lavanya), daughter of a wealthy man (Kalyan Kumar), is a social worker and joyful woman. Murali (S. P. Balasubrahmanyam) is acting like a mental patient and mute person in the mental hospital, only Rangarajan knows that he is perfectly fine.

Devi starts visiting the mental hospital very often. After few quarrels with Rishi, Devi becomes good friends with Rishi. She is intrigued by Murali and starts spending a lot of time with him. Murali slowly falls in one-sided love with Devi. While Rishi and Devi expresse their love and they fall in love with each other. Everything goes well until Devi finds out that Murali is perfectly alright. Rangarajan reveals Murali's tragic past to her.

In the past, Murali lived happily with his parents. His parents did love marriage and they didn't have the support of their family. One day, his mother Janaki (Sabitha Anand) was arrested for procurement and the complaint was made by his father Gangadharan. His father then fled of the village alone, Murali was down and out. People thought he was a mentally ill boy so they sent him to Rangarajan's mental hospital. Later, his mother died in jail. The kind-hearted Rangarajan decided to keep Murali in his mental hospital, he brought him like his own child.

Feeling hurt and vexed by life, Murali leaves the mental hospital without informing anyone. They finally find him in the street. Devi feels that Murali sings well, so she registers his name in a singing competition. At the singing competition, Murali sees his father Gangadharan in the audience. His father started in a new life and got married to a rich bride, he is now a business magnate. His father turns out to be Rishi's father too. Murali wins the competition, and becomes a playback singer, he wins many awards and he is now the most successful of Tamil cinema. Murali finally reveals to Rishi that he is in love with Devi. In the end, during the marriage of Murali and Devi, Murali comes to know about love between Rishi and Devi. He sacrifices his love and gets them married.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Paattu Padava
Soundtrack album by
Released1995
Recorded1995
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length37:20
ProducerIlaiyaraaja

The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Ilaiyaraaja. The soundtrack, released in 1995, features 7 tracks with lyrics written by Vaali.[8][9]

Track Song Singer(s) Duration
1 'Chinna Kanmanikkulle' S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 5:44
2 'Vazhi Vidu Vazhi' Ilaiyaraaja, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 5:18
3 'Poongaatrile Oru Kaalai' Lekha, Malgudi Subha, Sindhu 4:57
4 'Nil Nil Nil' Ilaiyaraaja, Uma Ramanan 5:00
5 'Ada Va Va' S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 5:09
6 'Iniya Gaanam' S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 5:51
7 'Paadura' K. S. Chithra, Malgudi Subha 5:21

References[edit]

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  7. ^ Malathi Rangarajan (2 May 2002). "The Hindu : A winning combination". thehindu.com. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
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