|Directed by||V. Sekhar|
S. S. Durairaju
|Written by||V. Sekhar|
|Edited by||A. P. Manivannan|
Pongalo Pongal is a 1997 Tamil comedy film directed by V. Sekhar. The film features Vignesh, Vadivelu, Charle, Chinni Jayanth and Vivek in lead roles. The film had musical score by Deva and was released on 9 May 1997. The film became commercial success at the box office.
Subramani (Vignesh), Vellaisamy (Vadivelu), Arumugam (Charle) and Ponrasu (Chinni Jayanth) are four friends from poor family; they are graduate but they cannot find a job. Their fathers feel that they are good-for-nothing and decide to corrupt the politician Anja Nenjam (Thyagu) to find them a decent job. Anja Nenjam is linked to Pannaiyar (Malaysia Vasudevan), a ruthless landlord who exploited the villagers. Pannaiyar orders him to flee with their money, otherwise, nobody will respect him. Their friend Pazhanisamy (Vivek), who is supposed to be a supervisor in the city, is back to his village and was also cheated by Anja Nenjam. The five friends decide to become milk suppliers in their village.
- Vignesh as Subramani
- Vadivelu as Vellaisamy
- Charle as Arumugam
- Chinni Jayanth as Ponrasu
- Vivek as Pazhanisamy
- Sangita as Chitra
- Kovai Sarala as Meena
- Indhu as Rukku
- Vizhuthugal Latha
- Malaysia Vasudevan as Pannaiyar
- Rajesh as School master
- Thyagu as Anja Nenjam
- Venniradai Moorthy as Meena's father
- Vasu Vikram as Neighbouring village Pannaiyar's son
- Shanmugasundaram as Pichandi, Subramani's father
- Vadivukkarasi as Subramani's mother
- Oru Viral Krishna Rao as Ponrasu's father
- Kumarimuthu as Vellaisamy's father
- Shanmugasundari as Vellaisamy's mother
- Bonda Mani as Pannaiyar's servant
- Chelladurai as Asha's father
|Soundtrack album by Deva|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|1||'Appanukku Paadam Sonna'||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra||4:34|
|2||'Namma Thaikulamthan'||Mano, K. S. Chithra||4:21|
|3||'Bsc, Msc'||Mano, Suresh Peters||4:58|
|4||'Kalam Namakkunnu'||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra||4:08|
|5||'Pattikattu Pattadharigal'||Anuradha Sriram, Krishnaraj||3:59|
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