Ponnumani

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Ponnumani
Ponnumani.jpg
Directed byR. V. Udayakumar
Produced byJ. B. Rajaravi
Jegadeesh
Written byGokula Krishnan (dialogues)
Screenplay byR. V. Udayakumar
Story bySujatha Udayakumar
StarringKarthik
Soundarya
Sivakumar
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Karthik Raja (1 song)
CinematographyAbdul Rahman
Edited byB. S. Nagaraj
Production
company
Thaai Sakthi Productions
Distributed byThaai Sakthi Productions
Release date
April 16, 1993
Running time
149 Minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Ponnumani is a 1993 Tamil-language film, directed by R. V. Udayakumar, starring Karthik, Soundarya and Sivakumar. It was a commercial success at the box office and received positive recognition.[1] The movie completed a 100-day run in Chennai, Kovai, Madurai and got similar response in other parts of Kongu region. It was the second victory for the R. V. Udayakumar-Karthik duo.

Plot[edit]

Soundarya and Karthik are sweethearts who spend their childhood together in a village. Soundarya goes off to pursue an education, but she and Karthik remain devoted to each other. Sivakumar, who dotes on Karthik wants to see them happily married.

It is decided that they marry once Soundarya's exams are over. Karthik, who has been waiting all his life for this moment sets off eagerly to receive Soundarya at the station. He is shocked to find her in a mentally unbalanced state.

Later on he learns that Soundarya has been brutually molested by Uday Prakash and is pregnant. Though overwhelmed with grief, he tries to arrange Soundarya's marriage with the rapist. When the latter shows no remorse for his act, and tries to kill Soundarya, Karthik kills him and is sentenced for 5 years. He is reunited with childlike Soundarya and her daughter.

All the characters stand out in their roles. The lighthearted moments are provided by Manorama, Goundamani, Senthil and Vadivelu.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The film was entirely shot at Sethumadai near Pollachi.[2]

Music[edit]

The music was composed by Ilaiyaraja and lyrics were written by R. V. Udayakumar. The song "Adiye Vanjikodi" was composed by Karthik Raja. The song "Nenjukulle Innarunu" is set in Keeravani raga. According to playback singer Charulatha Mani, the song brought out "emotion of sadness in love very effectively".[3]

Ponnumani
Soundtrack album by
Released1993
Recorded1993
GenreSoundtrack
Length34:48
LabelPyramid
ProducerIlaiyaraaja
Ilaiyaraaja chronology
Marupadiyum
(1993)
Ponnumani
(1993)
Pon Vilangu
(1993)
Track list
No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Aathu Mettula"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki5:01
2."Aadi Pattam"Mano5:03
3."Anba Sumanthu"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam4:59
4."Adiye Vanjikodi"Ilaiyaraaja4:55
5."Sindhu Nathi Seemane"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam4:50
6."Nenjukkule Innarendru"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki4:55
7."Nenjukkule (Sad)"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam5:05
Total length:34:48

Reception[edit]

The Indian Express wrote "The film is an average entertainer with Karthik getting enough scope to emote".[4]

Awards[edit]

Karthik won a Filmfare Best Actor Award for his role in the film.

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