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
Release date
  • 23 February 1990 (1990-02-23)

Paattukku Naan Adimai (transl. I am addicted to 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.[1]


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

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

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



The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[3][4]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length
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


P. S. S. of Kalki appreciated the film's cinematography and music.[5]


  1. ^ Manickavel, Kuzhali (25 November 2020). "Revisiting Ramarajan's 1990 film Paattukku Naan Adimai: Of village heroes and small-town favourites". Firstpost. Archived from the original on 14 December 2020. Retrieved 5 April 2021.
  2. ^ Manickavel, Kuzhali (26 November 2020). "Allegedly Problematic: The feminist analysis of Ramarajan's Paattukku Naan Adimai no one asked for". Firstpost. Archived from the original on 1 August 2022. Retrieved 1 August 2022.
  3. ^ "Paatukku Naan Adimai (1990)". Archived from the original on 6 August 2014. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  4. ^ "Paatukku Naan Adimai Tamil Film LP Vinyl Record by Ilayaraja". Mossymart. Archived from the original on 23 February 2022. Retrieved 23 February 2022.
  5. ^ பி. எஸ். எஸ். (25 March 1990). "பாட்டுக்கு நான் அடிமை". Kalki (in Tamil). Archived from the original on 1 August 2022. Retrieved 1 August 2022.

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