Padikkadha Medhai

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Padikkadha Medhai
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Tamil படிக்காத மேதை
Directed by A. Bhimsingh
Produced by Bala Movies
Written by K. S. Gopalakrishnan
Screenplay by A. Bhimsingh
Story by Asha Poorna Devi
Starring Sivaji Ganesan
Sowcar Janaki
S. V. Ranga Rao
P. Kannamba
T. R. Ramachandran
R. Muthuraman
S. A. Asokan
E. V. Saroja
Music by K. V. Mahadevan
Cinematography G. Vittal Rao
Edited by A. Bhimsingh
Bala Movies
Distributed by Bala Movies
Release date
25 June 1960[1]
Running time
164 mins
Country India
Language Tamil

Padikkadha Medhai (English: Uneducated Genius) is a Tamil language film starring Sivaji Ganesan and Sowcar Janaki in the lead roles. The film, directed by A. Bhimsingh, had musical score by K. V. Mahadevan and was released on 25 June 1960. The film was remade in Telugu as Aathmabandhuvu , in Kannada as Baala Bandana and in Hindi as Meherbaan (1967). This movie is an inspiration for Per Sollum Pillai and Swarg.


Chandrasekaran, an industrialist, is very successful in his business and has a loving family. His three sons and two daughters live happily as one family. He brings up an orphan, Rangan (Sivaji Ganesan), who is utterly devoted to the family. Calamity strikes the family in the form of loss in business. The last daughter's marriage gets cancelled. The brothers and their wives ill-treat their parents and Rangan and his wife. Seeing this Chandrasekaran has no choice to ask Rangan and his wife leave their house. Aftermath Chandrasekaran dies a broken-hearted man leaving his wife and youngest daughter to be in their children's merciless hospitality. Rangan, with his simplicity and pure-hardheartedness, takes it upon himself to look after the mother and sister. In the end, he proves that love and affection is the greatest wealth.



  • Producer: N. Krishnaswamy
  • Production Company: Bala Movies
  • Director: A. Bhimsingh
  • Music: K. V. Mahadevan
  • Lyrics: Mahakavi Bharathiyar, Kannadasan & A. Maruthakasi
  • Story: Asha Poorna Devi
  • Screenplay: A. Bhimsingh
  • Dialogues: K. S. Gopalakrishnan
  • Art Direction: R. B. S. Mani
  • Editing: A. Bhimsingh
  • Choreography: K. N. Dhandayuthapani Pillai
  • Cinematography: G. Vittal Rao
  • Audiography: T. S. Rangasamy


The music composed by K. V. Mahadevan, while lyrics written by Mahakavi Bharathiyar, Kannadasan and A. Maruthakasi.[2]Playback singers are T. M. Soundararajan, Seerkazhi Govindarajan, A. L. Raghavan, P. Leela, P. Suseela, Soolamangalam Rajalakshmi, M. S. Rajeswari, K. Jamuna Rani & L. R. Eswari

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 Aadi Pizhaithaalum Paadi Pizhaithaalum P. Leela A. Maruthakasi 04:20
2 Engiruntho Vanthan Seerkazhi Govindarajan Mahakavi Bharathiyar 03:16
3 Inba Malargal Poothu P. Suseela & L. R. Eswari A. Maruthakasi 03:25
4 Ore Oru Oorile T. M. Soundararajan & Soolamangalam Rajalakshmi Kannadasan 04:09
5 Padithathanal Arivu M. S. Rajeswari Kannadasan 02:52
6 Seevi Mudichu Singarichu T. M. Soundararajan A. Maruthakasi 03:58
7 Pakkathile Kanni Pen A. L. Raghavan & K. Jamuna Rani A. Maruthakasi 03:00
8 Ulladhai Solven T. M. Soundararajan Kannadasan 03:09
9 Vindhaiyinum Periya Vindhaiyadi P. Leela A. Maruthakasi 03:20
10 Thaalaamestri Pista Paruppu Seerkazhi Govindarajan A. Maruthakasi 03:16
11 Ore Oru Oorile T. M. Soundararajan Kannadasan 01:23


  1. ^ "Padikkadha Medhai". nadigarthilagam. Retrieved 2014-11-06. 
  2. ^ "Padikkadha Medhai Songs". spicyonion. Retrieved 2014-11-06. 

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