Paattukku Naan Adimai

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Paattukku Naan Adimai
Paattukku Naan Adimai.jpg
Directed byShanmughapriyan
Written byShanmughapriyan
Produced byS. Rameshchand Jain
CinematographyAshok Choudhry
Edited bySrinivas Krishna
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Sri Mishri Films
Distributed bySri Mishri Films
Release date
  • 23 February 1990 (1990-02-23)

Paattukku Naan Adimai (transl. I am a slave for songs) is a 1990 Indian Tamil-language film, directed by Shanmugapriyan and produced by S. Rameshchand Jain. The film stars Ramarajan, Rekha, Khushbu and Ravichandran. The film had musical score by Ilaiyaraaja.[1]


Ramarajan, lives in a village who spends most of his time by singing village folk songs himself. He meets Rekha, who hails from a rich family and falls in love with her. Rekha happens to be the illegitimate daughter of a rich man Ravichandran. Post Rekha's mother's death, Ravichandran takes Rekha along with him which angers Ravichandran's legal wife Sulokshana and her brother Anand Raj. Ramarajan and Rekaha decide to elope and get married fearing opposition from Ravichandran. Ramarajan comes to railway station and waits for Rekha, but she does not turn up. Ramarajan feels disappointed and assumes Rekha has ditched him agreeing to marry someone of her father's choice. Ramarajan boards the train and leaves to Madras. However, it is shown that Ravichandran fell sick on that day and Rekha decided to stay with her father taking care of him. Ravichandran passes away after a few days, but transfers all his wealth to Rekha in will which angers Sulokshana and Anand Raj.

At Madras, Ramarajan meets Kushboo and her music band. They are surprised by Ramarajan's voice and requests him to sing in his band. Ramarajan agrees and does some stage shows along with the music band. Ramarajan gains fame and popularity. Kushboo falls in love with Ramarajan and proposes, but Ramarajan turns it down saying that he is already in love with Rekha. Disappointed by this, Kushboo becomes a nun in a church.

Anand Raj tries to molest Rekha, but is saved by Sulokshana. It is shown that Rekha has transferred all the properties to Sulokshana and decided to leave the house. Rekha sees a news that Ramarajan will marry Kushboo which makes her feel dejected and she attempts suicide, but is saved. Hearing this, Ramarajan rushes to meet Rekha and understands her situation. Livingston, brother of Kushboo wanted to revenge Ramarajan as he did not reciprocate to Kushboo's love. Livingston stabs Ramarajan's neck and he gets admitted in hospital. Ramarajan decides to sing in a temple festival praying for well-being of Rekha, but is shot by Anand Raj. But he is saved by his chain dollar. In the end, Ramarajan and Rekha get united.



The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[2]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 "Thaalaathu Ketkaatha" Mano Ponnadiyan 04:35
2 "Poove Poove" Malaysia Vasudevan, K. S. Chithra Gangai Amaran 04:30
3 "Kettaalum Seru" Malaysia Vasudevan Gangai Amaran 04:34
4 "Pulli Vacha" Malaysia Vasudevan Gangai Amaran 04:33
5 "Yaar Paadum" Malaysia Vasudevan, S. Janaki Gangai Amaran 05:33
6 "Paattukku Jodiya" Malaysia Vasudevan, K. S. Chithra Gangai Amaran 05:41
7 "Athi Marakkili" Malaysia Vasudevan Gangai Amaran 04:45


  1. ^ Manickavel, Kuzhali (25 November 2020). "Revisiting Ramarajan's 1990 film Paattukku Naan Adimai: Of village heroes and small-town favourites". Firstpost. Retrieved 5 April 2021.
  2. ^ "Paatukku Naan Adimai (1990)". Archived from the original on 6 August 2014. Retrieved 3 August 2014.

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