|Directed by||Manoj Kumar|
|Written by||Manoj Kumar|
|Produced by||K. Balu|
|Edited by||P. Mohanraj|
K. B. Films
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. It was remade in Telugu as Bava Bavamaridi (1993), in Hindi as Bandhan (1998) and in Kannada as Baava Baamaida (2001). The film completed a 100-day run.
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.
- Prabhu as Pandithurai
- Khushbu as Muthulakshmi
- Radha Ravi as Malaisamy
- Manorama as Pandithurai's mother
- Sumithra as Pandithurai's sister
- Silk Smitha as Chinthamani
- Goundamani as Mayilsamy
- Senthil as Chola
- Mansoor Ali Khan as Narasimma, Sindamani's brother
- Major Sundarrajan
- Ajay Rathnam as Rudramani
|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|
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