|Produced by||A. Sundaram|
|Edited by||M. N. Raja|
Vivek Chithra International
|Distributed by||Vivek Chithra International|
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.
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.
- Parthiban as Kannan
- Ashwini as Shanthi
- MRK as Naidu
- Ra. Sankaran as Sankar, Shanthi's father
- Kamala Kamesh as Kamala, Shanthi's mother
- Dubbing Janaki as Kannan's mother
- Kumarimuthu as Kumari Muthu
- Idichapuli Selvaraj
- Thalapathi Dinesh
- Kothanda Ramaiah
|Soundtrack album by|
|Genre||Feature 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.
|1||"Aararo Paada"||Arunmozhi, K. S. Chithra||5:02|
|2||"Amma Naan"||Malaysia Vasudevan||5:30|
|3||"Enathu Raagam"||Arunmozhi, S. Janaki||4:34|
|6||"Oru Raaja"||S. Janaki||4:42|
|7||"Thottavudan"||K. S. Chithra||1:00|
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