|Directed by||K. Subash|
|Produced by||K. Subash|
|Written by||K. Subash|
|Music by||A. R. Rahman|
|Cinematography||Bernat S. David|
|Edited by||P. Madhan Mohan|
|Distributed by||Thanuja Films|
|Budget||₹73 lakh (equivalent to ₹3.4 crore or US$500,000 in 2016)|
Pavithra (1994) (Tamil: பவித்ரா) is a Tamil film written, produced and directed by K. Subash under his home banner, Dhanooja Films. The film features Raadhika in the lead role with Nassar and Ajith Kumar in supporting roles. The film's music was by A. R. Rahman and lyrics by Vairamuthu. The film opened on November 2, 1994 as one among the Deepavali releases and received critical acclaim.
The film is about a quasi-mother-son relationship between Radhika and Ajith. Ajith is a patient suffering from Cancer and Radhika is a nurse in the hospital where Ajith is being treated. Since Ajith's age is same as her child,which was still born and died and she is childless, Radhika showers maternal affection on Ajith, which Radhika's husband mistakes as something else because of a villain doctor who is a rogue. Confusion ensues and Radhika misunderstands Ajith and the climax is how all confusions are laid to rest, along with the hero. However in the end, Ajith dies and Radhika adopts a baby as her own child.
- Raadhika as Pavithra
- Ajith Kumar as Ashok
- Nassar as Raghu
- Keerthana as Chitra
- S. S. Chandran
- Kovai Sarala
- Disco Shanti
The title denotes Sanskrit for purity. Ajith Kumar revealed in an interview that his positive role of the film changed his life to an extent and made him take films seriously as a career. Ajith Kumar's character was dubbed for by Shekhar, in his second venture.
Upon the release, the film won positive reviews for its different attempt. The film went on to win two National Film Awards; the National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer for Unnikrishnan and the National Film Award for Best Lyrics for Vairamuthu. Furthermore, the film won third prize in the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Film winners list.
|Film score by A. R. Rahman|
|Recorded||Panchathan Record Inn|
|Producer||A. R. Rahman|
|A. R. Rahman chronology|
All music composed by A. R. Rahman.
|1.||"Sevvaanam Chinna Pen"||Vairamuthu||Mano, S.P.B.Pallavi||3:47|
|2.||"Eechambazham"||Pazhani Bharathi||Shahul Hameed, K. S. Chithra||4:59|
|3.||"Uyirum Neeyae"||Vairamuthu||Unni Krishnan||5:25|
|5.||"Azhagu Nilave"||Vairamuthu||K. S. Chithra||5:23|