Pudhu Nellu Pudhu Naathu

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Pudhu Nellu Pudhu Naathu
Pudhu Nellu Pudhu Naathu.jpg
DVD cover
Directed byBharathiraja
Written byPonvannan (dialogues)
Screenplay byBharathiraja
Story byR. Selvaraj
Produced byM. Ilavarasu
Ve. Vaduganathan[1]
CinematographyB. Kannan
Edited byP. Mohanraj
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Mookambigai Art Creations
Release date
  • 15 March 1991 (1991-03-15)

Pudhu Nellu Pudhu Naathu (transl. New Rice Seedlings) is a 1991 Indian Tamil-language film directed by Bharathiraja.[2] This film marked the debut for supporting artist. Napoleon as well as leading actress, Sukanya. It was released on 15 March 1991.[3]




Pudhu Nellu Pudhu Naathu is the debut film for Napoleon and Sukanya as actors; the former was then 27 years old, playing a character more than twice his age.[4][5] Arivumathi worked as an assistant director after a previous film he started, Ullen Ayya, was shelved.[6]


The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja while lyrics were written by Muthulingam, Ilaiyaraaja and Gangai Amaran.[7][8]

1."Bharani Bharani"IlaiyaraajaIlaiyaraaja3:01
2."Chittan Chittan"Gangai AmaranS. Janaki, Mano4:56
3."Karutha Machan"IlaiyaraajaS. Janaki4:43
4."Poo Poo Poo"Gangai AmaranS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki4:43
5."Hey Marikozhundhu"MuthulingamUma Ramanan, K. S. Chithra5:06
6."Salangai Satham"IlaiyaraajaIlaiyaraaja1:04


  1. ^ Suganth, M. "In the US, my son leads a normal life: Napoleon". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 11 September 2018. Retrieved 4 October 2021.
  2. ^ https://kalkionline.com/kalkionline_archive/imagegallery/archiveimages/kalki/1991/mar/31-03-1991/p13.jpg[bare URL image file]
  3. ^ "புது நெல்லு புது நாத்து / Pudhu Nellu Pudhu Naathu (1991)". Screen4Screen (in English and Tamil). Archived from the original on 4 October 2021. Retrieved 4 October 2021.
  4. ^ Sekhar, Arunkumar (18 December 2017). "Napoleon: The actor who almost quit". Cinema Express. Archived from the original on 10 August 2020. Retrieved 6 March 2021.
  5. ^ "Santosh Sivan to direct spooky film". Rediff.com. 7 April 2005. Archived from the original on 4 October 2021. Retrieved 6 March 2021.
  6. ^ Saravanan, T. (9 October 2014). "Man of his word". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 28 January 2021. Retrieved 6 March 2021.
  7. ^ "Puthu Nellu Puthu Naathu (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [Remastered] – EP". Spotify. Archived from the original on 4 October 2021. Retrieved 4 October 2021.
  8. ^ "Pudhu Nellu Pudhu Naathu and Thayamma Tamil Film LP Vinyl Record by Ilayaraja". Mossymart. Archived from the original on 4 October 2021. Retrieved 4 October 2021.

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