Pudhumai Penn (1984 film)

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Pudhumai Penn
Directed byP. Bharathiraja
Produced byM. Saravanan
M. Balasubramaniam
Screenplay byP. Bharathiraja
Story byR. Selvaraj
Music byIlaiyaraaja
CinematographyB. Kannan
Edited byV. Rajagopal
Release date
  • 14 July 1984 (1984-07-14)

Pudhumai Penn (transl. Modern woman) is a 1984 Tamil-language drama film directed by P. Bharathiraja starring Pandiyan and Revathi.



Pudhumai Penn marked the acting debut of Rajasekhar.[3] It was also Pandiyan's only collaboration with AVM Productions.[4] The studio's name was prefixed to the film's title (Aviemmin Pudhumai Penn, meaning AVM's Pudhumai Penn), taking inspiration from Pallandu Vazhga (1975), which had its lead actor M. G. Ramachandran's name prefixed to its title.[5]


The soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja, while the lyrics were written by Vairamuthu.[6]

No. Song Singers Length
5 "Oru Thendral" Malaysia Vasudevan, Chorus 04:40
4 "Kasthuri Mane" K. J. Yesudas, Uma Ramanan 05:09
3 "Alamara Pondhu" Ilaiyaraaja 04:18
2 "Kathal Mayakam" P. Jayachandran, Sunandha 06:12

Release and reception[edit]

Pudhumai Penn was released on 14 July 1984,[7] and ran for 208 days in the Mini Priya theatre, Madurai.[8] The film failed during its first run.[8] M. G. Ramachandran, then the chief minister of Tamil Nadu, decided to re-release the film with tax exemption which led to huge success at box-office.[9]

In 2014, Malathi Rangarajan of The Hindu praised Revathi's performance, but noted that the melodrama quotient was "a little too high".[10]


  1. ^ Shekar, Anjana (8 January 2018). "From demure to daring, actor Revathy's multi-faceted film career". The News Minute. Archived from the original on 8 August 2018. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  2. ^ Shivpprasadh, S. (14 June 2012). "Father figure". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  3. ^ "'Chennai 28' director Venkat Prabhu to helm project starring Dr Rajasekhar next". The News Minute. 24 May 2017. Archived from the original on 8 August 2018. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  4. ^ Saravanan 2013, p. 425.
  5. ^ Saravanan 2013, pp. 282–283.
  6. ^ Ilaiyaraaja (1984). "Aviemmin Pudhumai Penn / Nallavanukku Nallavan". Discogs. AVM Music Service. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  7. ^ Saravanan 2013, p. 278.
  8. ^ a b Saravanan 2013, p. 280.
  9. ^ Saravanan 2013, pp. 280–281.
  10. ^ Rangarajan, Malathi (7 March 2014). "Women of Steel". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 10 April 2017. Retrieved 8 August 2018.


  • Saravanan, M. (2013) [2005]. AVM 60 cinema (in Tamil) (3rd ed.). Rajarajan Pathippagam.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

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