Paattukku Oru Thalaivan

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Paattukku Oru Thalaivan
Directed by Liaquat Ali Khan
Produced by
Story by A. S. Ibrahim Rowther
Music by Ilayaraja
Cinematography Rajarajan
Edited by G. Jayachandran
Tamilannai Cine Creations
Release date
17 March 1989
Country India
Language Tamil

Paattukku Oru Thalaivan is a South Indian Tamil film released in 1989.The film was one of the super hits of year [1]


The movie starts with Vijayakanth fighting against some goons, where he meets Shobhana. He gets drunk and is confronted by his mother K. R. Vijaya. When his best friend Janakaraj asks about his past, his mother tells his story.

In the flashback Vijayakanth is an innocent son of M. N. Nambiar, who is an atheist. Their family has troubles with local M.L.A. Vijayakumar. Vijayakanth falls in love with his daughter Shobana who comes to the village for vacation. When Nambiar goes to Vijayakumar's house with the alliance he is embarrassed by them, Shobana also denies that she never loved his son. He dies in shock & Vijayakanth is moved to Chennai. He became a drunkard to forget Shobana.

Shobana tries to convince Vijayakanth that she is not guilty, but he never give her a chance. K. R. Vijaya meet with an accident & Shobana save her life by donating blood and even paying her hospital bills. Shobana tell the truth to K. R. Vijaya that she lied that day to save the life of Nambiar who was surrounded by her fathers gun man unknown to them. She tried to tell the truth and run away,but was caught and locked up in a room by her father.

Vijayakanth still not convinced hates Shobana. He learns the truth from his mother and also come to know that Shobana's marriage is been fixed. Shobana tries to commit suicide and is saved by Vijayakanth at the right time.


  • Vijayakanth
  • Shobana
  • M. N. Nambiar
  • K. R. Vijaya
  • Vijayakumar
  • Livingston
  • S. S. Chandran
  • Janagaraj
  • Senthil
  • Kovai Sarala


All music composed by Ilaiyaraaja[2][3][4].

Track list
No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
1. "Ninaitthathu Yaro" Gangai Amaran Mano and Jikki 05:09
2. "Ellorudaiya Vazhkaiyilum Oru Pombala (Version 2)" Ilayaraja Ilayaraja 04:21
3. "Chitta Chitta Chinukku Than" Gangai Amaran Malaysia Vasudevan and chorus 04:25
4. "Azhagiya Nadhi Enna" Gangai Amaran S. P. Balasubrahmanyam and K. S. Chithra 04:23
5. "Isaiyile Naan Vasamaaginen" Gangai Amaran Malaysia Vasudevan and K. S. Chithra 04:25
6. "Ellorum Rasaanna Puthu Jananga" Ilayaraja Malaysia Vasudevan and chorus 02:36
7. "Ninaitthathu Yaro (Sad version)" Gangai Amaran Mano and S. Janaki 04:32
8. "Ellorudaiya Vazhkaiyilum Oru Pombala (Version 1)" Ilayaraja S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 04:21
9. "Paattukku Thalaiva² Naan Paduthuma (Bonus)" Ilayaraja Ilayaraja 02:58


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