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Periya Veetu Pannakkaran

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Periya Veetu Pannakkaran
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Directed byN. K. Viswanathan
Written byRajavarman (dialogues)
Story bySangili Murugan
Produced byKalyani Murugan
M. N. Nambiar
S. S. Chandran
CinematographyN. K. Viswanathan
Edited byRajkeerthi
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Meenakshi Arts
Release date
  • 11 May 1990 (1990-05-11)

Periya Veetu Pannakkaran (transl. Big house farm man) is a 1990 Indian Tamil-language romance film, directed and photographed by N. K. Viswanathan in his directorial debut. The film stars Karthik, Kanaka, M. N. Nambiar and S. S. Chandran. It was released on 11 May 1990.[1]



Chellameena is the daughter of a wealthy big family. In the same village, Sundarapandi is the grandson of a poor farmer there. He is a do-gooder and is always rubbing the villains (Kanaka's cousins) the wrong way. When they both decide to get married after a few teasings and duets, her family refuses and gets Sundarapandi beaten, and his father gets killed in the process. Nambiar who resides in the next village, adopts him. After hearing his story, he extends his proposal to Chellameena's family, who still refuses despite Sundarapandi now having millions in his name thanks to Nambiar. The village horse festival is announced. After much violence and fights, Sundarapandi and Chellameena get together, and he wins the competition.





When N. K. Viswanathan was directing Inaindha Kaigal, Sangili Murugan requested him to direct a film for him which became Periya Veettu Pannakkaran. It was completed within a single schedule and became his directorial debut as it released before Inaindha Kaigal.[2][3]



The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[4][5] The song "Nikkattumaa Pogattuma" is set in the Carnatic raga Vachaspati,[6] and the songs "Muthu Muthu Medai" and "Malligaiye Malligaiye" are set in Sarasangi.[7][8]

Song Singers Lyrics Length
"Malligaiye Malligaiye" K. S. Chithra, K. J. Yesudas Na. Kamarasan 04:56
"Summa Nee" Mano Piraisoodan 04:28
"Vanthaara Vazha Vaikkum" Ilaiyaraaja Ilaiyaraaja 04:08
"Nikkattumaa Pogattuma" Mano, K. S. Chithra Mu. Metha 05:04
"Muthu Muthu Medai" S. Janaki, K. J. Yesudas Muthulingam 04:54
"Pattikaattu Paattu" Malaysia Vasudevan Gangai Amaran 04:48
"Pallaakku Kuthiraiyile" 04:53

The movie was dubbed into Telugu as Prema Sasanam

Song Singers
"Idhe Ra Naa Mata" Mano
"Sandekada" Mano
"Sandelamma" S. P. Balasubramanyam, Sudha Radhakrishnan
"Pooche Poola" Vani Jayaram, S. P. Balasubramanyam
"Mallikave" S. P. Sailaja, S. P. Balasubramanyam
"Pallakilo" S. P. Balasubramanyam
"Title Song" S. P. Balasubramanyam


  1. ^ "Periya Veetu Pannakaran / பெரிய வீட்டு பண்ணக்காரன்". Screen 4 Screen. Archived from the original on 18 November 2023. Retrieved 19 April 2023.
  2. ^ Ashok Kumar, S. R. (16 October 2009). "Grillmill". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 6 July 2022. Retrieved 19 April 2023.
  3. ^ "ஒளிப்பதிவாளர் என்.கே.விஸ்வநாதன் காலமானார்". Hindu Tamil Thisai (in Tamil). 26 April 2017. Archived from the original on 20 April 2023. Retrieved 20 April 2023.
  4. ^ "Periya Veettu Pannakkaaran (1990)". Raaga.com. Archived from the original on 30 May 2022. Retrieved 19 April 2023.
  5. ^ "Periyaveettu Pannakkaran Tamil Film LP Vinyl Record by Ilayaraja". Mossymart. Archived from the original on 19 April 2023. Retrieved 19 April 2023.
  6. ^ Sundararaman 2007, p. 148.
  7. ^ Sundararaman 2007, p. 145.
  8. ^ Sundararaman 2007, p. 141.


  • Sundararaman (2007) [2005]. Raga Chintamani: A Guide to Carnatic Ragas Through Tamil Film Music (2nd ed.). Pichhamal Chintamani. OCLC 295034757.