Pandithurai

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Pandithurai
Pandithurai poster.jpg
Poster
Directed byManoj Kumar
Produced byK. Balu
Written byManoj Kumar
Starring
Music byIlaiyaraaja
CinematographyRajarajan
Edited byP. Mohanraj
Production
company
K. B. Films
Distributed byK. B. Films
Release date
15 January 1992
Running time
150 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Pandithurai is a 1992 Tamil language drama film directed by Manoj Kumar. The film features Prabhu and Kushboo in lead roles. The film had musical score by Ilaiyaraaja and was released on 15 January 1992. The film was remade in Telugu as Bava Bavamaridi (1993) with Suman, Hindi as Bandhan (1998) with Salman Khan and in Kannada as Baava Baamaida (2001) with Shivrajkumar. The film completed a 100-day run.[1]

Plot[edit]

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 (Kushboo) 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 got married to Muthulakshmi.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Pandithurai
Soundtrack album by
Released1992
Recorded1992
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length29:54
ProducerIlaiyaraaja

The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Ilaiyaraaja. The soundtrack, released in 1992, features 6 tracks with lyrics written by Vaali, Gangai Amaran and Piraisoodan.[2][3]

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

Reception[edit]

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".[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mannath, Malini (1 January 1993). "Run-of-the-mill fare". The Indian Express. p. 7.
  2. ^ "Paandithoorai - Illayaraja". thiraipaadal.com. Retrieved 30 April 2012.
  3. ^ "Find Tamil Movie Pandithurai". jointscene.com. Retrieved 30 April 2012.
  4. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=P9oYG7HA76QC&dat=19920207&printsec=frontpage&hl=en