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Ponmana Selvan

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Ponmana Selvan
Directed byP. Vasu
Written byP. Vasu
Produced byPeter Selvakumar
CinematographyM. C. Sekar
Edited byP. Mohan Raj
Music byIlaiyaraaja
V. N. S. Films
Release date
  • 15 August 1989 (1989-08-15)
Running time
139 minutes

Ponmana Selvan is a 1989 Indian Tamil-language action drama film, directed by P. Vasu. The film stars Vijayakanth and Shobana, with Vidhyashree, Gemini Ganesan and B. Saroja Devi in supporting roles. It was released on 15 August 1989.[1] The film was a remake of the Kannada film Karunamayi.[citation needed]


Ambalakarar and Meenakshi have four children – Raja, Raghu, Ravi and Radha. The family is highly respected in their home town for always standing up for justice. They successfully fight to keep alcohol from being sold in town. Meenakshi's older brother, Ammavasai, joins the family after a years-long feud but still harbors resentment. He gets the two younger brothers – Raghu and Ravi – to start drinking. Hong Kong Annamalai, the local Nataamai, has a daughter, Parvathi that's recently returned home. She falls for and pursues the clueless Raja. Marriages are arranged for both Raghu and Ravi. Parvathi maneuvers her father and Ambalakarar into arranging her marriage with Raja as well. As the wedding talks take place, Annamalai won't permit his daughter to marry Raja as he is the adopted son of the couple. The other three are their biological children and this is the first time any of the children learn the truth. Raghu and Ravi, egged on by their uncle and Annamalai, treat Raja very poorly. At the two youngest brothers' insistence, their respective marriages take place. Kaadher Baai, Ambalakarar's closest friend, is in desperate need of money for his daughter's wedding and steals a necklace from his friend. Raja stops the theft but gets caught when returning the necklace. He takes the blame for attempted theft and gets kicked out of the home. This leaves Ammavasai with free rein and he is instrumental in the younger brothers leaving home. Raja must deal with the problems in his family while also working to establish his business and reunite with Parvathi.



The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[2][3]

Song Singers Lyrics Length
"Adichen" Mano, K. S. Chithra Vaali 04:35
"Inimelum" Malaysia Vasudevan, Uma Ramanan Gangai Amaran 04:30
"Kana Karunguyile" Mano, K. S. Chithra 04:28
"Nee Pottu Vacha" Malaysia Vasudevan, Mano, K. S. Chithra 04:26
"Poovana" Mano, Vani Jayaram 04:38
"Thoppile Irunthaalum" Malaysia Vasudevan Ilaiyaraaja 04:33


  1. ^ "நட்சத்திர படப் பட்டியல்". Cinema Express (in Tamil). 1 December 2002. pp. 41–43. Archived from the original on 2 February 2024. Retrieved 2 February 2024.
  2. ^ "Ponmana Selvan (1989)". Raaga.com. Archived from the original on 18 October 2023. Retrieved 18 October 2023.
  3. ^ "Ponmana Selvan Tamil Film LP Vinyl Record by Ilayaraaja". Macsendisk. Archived from the original on 18 October 2023. Retrieved 18 October 2023.

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