Pondatti Thevai

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Pondatti Thevai
Pondatti Thevai DVD cover.jpg
DVD cover
Directed byParthiban
Produced byA. Sundaram
Written byParthiban
Music byIlaiyaraaja
CinematographyK. Rajpreeth
Edited byM. N. Raja
Vivek Chithra International
Distributed byVivek Chithra International
Release date
  • 14 April 1990 (1990-04-14)
Running time
150 minutes

Pondatti Thevai (English: Wife needed) is a 1990 Tamil drama film directed by Parthiban. The film features Parthiban and newcomer Ashwini in lead roles. The film, produced by A. Sundaram, had musical score by Ilaiyaraaja and was released on 14 April 1990.[1][2]


Kannan (Parthiban), a bus conductor, falls in love with Shanthi (Ashwini), a Brahmin girl. The rest of the story deals with whether he will get married to her or not.



Pondatti Thevai
Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack

The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Ilaiyaraaja. The soundtrack, released in 1990, features 10 tracks with lyrics written by Vaali, Pulamaipithan, Gangai Amaran, Piraisoodan and Ilaiyaraaja.[3][4][5]

Track Song Singer(s) Duration
1 "Aararo Paada" Arunmozhi, K. S. Chithra 5:02
2 "Amma Naan" Malaysia Vasudevan 5:30
3 "Enathu Raagam" Arunmozhi, S. Janaki 4:34
4 "Ladies Special" Chorus 0:20
5 "Naan Nenaicha" Chorus 0:20
6 "Oru Raaja" S. Janaki 4:42
7 "Thottavudan" K. S. Chithra 1:00
8 "Varuga Varuga" Chorus 0:21
9 "Yaaradi" (Male) Ilaiyaraaja 4:55
10 "Yaaradi" (Female) Chorus 1:46


  1. ^ "Filmography of pondatty thevai". cinesouth.com. Retrieved 7 October 2012.
  2. ^ "It was only Parthiban who cared for Ashwini's death!". IndiaGlitz. 24 September 2012. Retrieved 7 October 2012.
  3. ^ "Pondaatti Thevai Songs". Raaga.com. Retrieved 7 October 2012.
  4. ^ "Pondatti Thevai — Illayaraja". thiraipaadal.com. Archived from the original on 16 September 2010. Retrieved 7 October 2012.
  5. ^ "Pondati Thevai: Tamil Movie". hummaa.com. Archived from the original on 25 January 2013. Retrieved 7 October 2012.

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