Paattu Vaathiyar

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Paattu Vaathiyar
Directed byT. P. Gajendran
Written byS. P. Mathivanan
S. Gajendrakumar (dialogues)
Screenplay byT. P. Gajendran
Story byAshok Kumar
Produced byK. Nalluswamy
CinematographyBaby Philips
Edited byRajkeerthi
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Sree Navalady Creations
Release date
  • 10 February 1995 (1995-02-10)
Running time
140 minutes

Paattu Vaathiyar (transl. Music teacher) is a 1995 Tamil language romantic drama film directed by T. P. Gajendran. The film stars Ramesh Aravind and Ranjitha, with Jaishankar, Senthil, Raveendran, Ravikanth, Vetri Vigneshwar, Kovai Sarala and Raghavi playing supporting roles. It was released on 10 February 1995.[1][2][3][4]


Pandian is a wealthy man in his village and the village chief, he built a school in the past. His daughter Deivanai is a joyful woman, she has more power than the school headmaster and all the teachers work under her command.

The villagers follow very orthodox customs: only those from the village can get married together and the village women are not allowed to leave the village.

Ramesh is a music teacher, he comes from the city to teach music lessons at Pandian's school. At first, when taking classes, the students tease Ramesh and they don't respect him. Ramesh slowly makes them like music. Ramesh gets into a fight with Deivanai, which leads to an ego clash between the pair. The hatred turns into love, they both fall in love secretly. In the meantime, Pechimuthu, Pandian's nephew, is back from jail after an honour killing.

In the past, the village girl Karpagam and Vetri who was from another village fell in love with each other. When their relationship had come into the limelight, Pandian punished Karpagam: being stripped in front of the villagers. But her lover tried to save her from this humiliation, and Pechimuthu brutally killed him. Afterwards, Karpagam became mentally ill and Pechimuthu was sent to jail.

Maarappan, Karpagam's brother, wants to take revenge on Pandian and Pechimuthu and he waits for the right opportunity. One day, Maarappan learns of Ramesh and Deivanai's love. What transpires later forms the crux of the story.



Paattu Vaathiyar
Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack

The film score and the soundtrack were composed by Ilaiyaraaja. The soundtrack, released in 1995, features 8 tracks with lyrics written by Vaali, Pulamaipithan, Na. Kamarasan, Piraisoodan and Ilaiyaraaja.[5][6]

Track Song Singer(s) Duration
1 "Muthamendraal Ennavendru" K. J. Yesudas, Sujatha Mohan 5:10
2 "Neethaane Naaldhorum" (duet) K. J. Yesudas, Swarnalatha 5:09
3 "Neethaane Naaldhorum" (solo) K. J. Yesudas 5:17
4 "Oh Maari Poo Maari" K. J. Yesudas, Minmini 4:53
5 "Sangeedhatha Valarkaveanaam" K. J. Yesudas 5:18
6 "Solai Malarea Nenjai" K. J. Yesudas 5:06
7 "Paadura" Ilaiyaraaja 3:01
8 "Paadura" K. J. Yesudas 4:49


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  2. ^ K TV [@KTVTAMIL] (1 December 2014). "Watch #PaattuVaathiyar Super Classical movie Starring #RameshAravind #Ranjitha BGM @llayaraja at 10am on @KTVTAMIL" (Tweet). Retrieved 5 June 2022 – via Twitter.
  3. ^ "Tamil Movie News--1995 Review(Cont.)". 9 January 1996. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Tamil Movie News--1995 Review". 9 January 1996. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Paattu Vaathiyar Songs". Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  6. ^ "Paattu Vaathiyaar Songs". Retrieved 13 October 2016.