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Pandithurai poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byManoj Kumar
Written byManoj Kumar
Produced byK. Balu
Edited byP. Mohanraj
Music byIlaiyaraaja
K. B. Films
Release date
  • 15 January 1992 (1992-01-15)
Running time
150 minutes

Pandithurai is a 1992 Indian Tamil-language film directed by Manoj Kumar. The film stars Prabhu and Khushbu. The film had musical score by Ilaiyaraaja and was released on 15 January 1992.[1] It was remade in Telugu as Bava Bavamaridi (1993),[2] in Hindi as Bandhan (1998)[3] and in Kannada as Baava Baamaida (2001). The film completed a 100-day run.[4]


Pandithurai (Prabhu) left his mother (Manorama) and his father to live with his newlywed sister (Sumithra) and his rich brother-in-law Malaisamy (Radha Ravi).

A few years later, Pandithurai becomes an uneducated angry youth but respects Malaisamy more than anything. Malaisamy's daughter Muthulakshmi (Khushbu) who studied in the city comes back to her village. She then falls in love with Pandithurai. Malaisamy, who is respected among the villagers, has a secret relationship with Sindamani (Silk Smitha), a stage dancer. Pandithurai tries to stop their relationship but he fails and Malaisamy evicts him from his house.

The rest of the story is how Pandithurai punished his brother-in-law and married Muthulakshmi.



The film score and the soundtrack were composed by Ilaiyaraaja. The soundtrack, released in 1992, features 6 tracks with lyrics written by Vaali, Gangai Amaran and Piraisoodan.[5]

Track Song Singer(s) Lyrics Duration
1 "Aana Solli Kodutha" Mano Vaali 4:59
2 "Enna Marantha" K. S. Chithra, Mano Gangai Amaran 5:03
3 "Ennaipaarthu" K. S. Chithra Piraisoodan 5:12
4 "Kaana Karunkuyil" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Swarnalatha Vaali 4:48
5 "Maalaiyitta Ponn" Malaysia Vasudevan Piraisoodan 4:38
6 "Malliye Chinna Mullaiyae" Mano, Swarnalatha Gangai Amaran 5:14


The Indian Express wrote, "The script [..] and dialogues [..] exploit the poignant turns that are likely to be faced by a tradition-bound family in a village".[6]


  1. ^ "பாண்டித்துரை / Pandithurai (1992)". Screen4screen (in English and Tamil). Archived from the original on 27 October 2021. Retrieved 27 October 2021.
  2. ^ "Happy Birthday Suman: Four Films That Prove He Is One Solid Performer". Filmibeat. 28 August 2018. Archived from the original on 29 August 2018. Retrieved 27 October 2021.
  3. ^ Sarkar, Prarthna (26 April 2016). "Most hits of 'Sultan' star Salman Khan's career are remakes of Malayalam, Telugu and Tamil films". International Business Times. Archived from the original on 2 May 2016. Retrieved 27 October 2021.
  4. ^ Mannath, Malini (1 January 1993). "Run-of-the-mill fare". The Indian Express. p. 7.
  5. ^ "Pandithurai Tamil Film Audio Cassette by Ilayaraaja". Mossymart. Retrieved 27 October 2021.
  6. ^ Krishnaswamy, N. (7 February 1992). "Pandidurai". The Indian Express. p. 7.

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