Pudhumai Pithan (1998 film)

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Pudhumai Pithan
Directed by S. K. Jeeva
Produced by Henry
Written by R. N. R. Manohar (dialogues)
Screenplay by S. K. Jeeva
Story by Mohandass
Starring
Music by Deva
Cinematography Siva Manohar
Edited by Peter Bhabiyaa
Production
company
Pankaj Productions
Release date
  • 20 October 1998 (1998-10-20)
Running time
145 minutes
Country India
Language Tamil

Pudhumai Pithan is a 1998 Tamil political satire film directed by S. K. Jeeva. The film features Parthiban in lead role whilst Roja, Devayani, Priya Raman, Anandaraj and Ranjith play supporting roles. The film had musical score by Deva and was released on 20 October 1998. The film opened to mixed reviews and was declared a flop at the box office. It was later dubbed into Telugu as 'Oka Votu'.[1][2][3][4] The film was one among 1998 Deepavali releases.

Plot[edit]

Jeeva (Parthiban), a social activist, ends up in a police lock-up. Mahesh (Ranjith), a police officer, is surprised to see his best friend Jeeva in this condition and brings him at his home. Mahesh lives happily with his wife Aarthi (Devayani) and his daughter (Baby Hemalatha).

Aarthi and Jeeva were in love in the past. Ramadass (Jaiganesh), Aarthi's father, hated Jeeva and his activism. As an honest police officer, Ramadass protected a corrupted politician (Anandaraj) and was beaten by Jeeva's supporters. Later, Aarthi and Jeeva split up. Jeeva clashes with the same politician, his whole family dies due his orders and Jeeva was sent in a mental hospital. Gayathri (Priya Raman), a nurse, helps him to escape from the hospital and then she accommodates him in her house. He later fled.

Now, Jeeva changes his name and is determined to clean up the society. He also falls in love with the prostitute Shenbagam (Roja). Jeeva as Bharath becomes popular among the poor and subsequently becomes a minister.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Pudhumai Pithan
Soundtrack album by Deva
Released 1998
Recorded 1998
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 23:19
Producer Deva

The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Deva. The soundtrack, released in 1998, features 6 tracks with lyrics written by Pulamaipithan, Pazhani Bharathi, Nandalala and Thamarai.[5][6][7]

Track Song Singer(s) Duration
1 'Namma Kuppamellam' Deva 4:39
2 'Odudhada Namma' S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 5:25
3 'Onnu Rendu' (male) Hariharan 5:12
4 'Onnu Rendu' (female) K. S. Chithra 5:14
5 'Sirikkathae Ennai' S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Sujatha Mohan 3:53
6 'Unnai Kandaen' Swarnalatha 5:19

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Filmography of pudhumai pitthan". cinesouth.com. Retrieved 2013-01-03. 
  2. ^ Rajitha (1999-06-19). "No laughing matter". rediff.com. Retrieved 2013-01-03. 
  3. ^ Murali Krishnan J. "No laughing matter". indolink.com. Retrieved 2013-01-03. 
  4. ^ Balaji Balasubramaniam. "PUDHUMAI PITHAN". bbthots.com. Retrieved 2013-01-03. 
  5. ^ "Puthumai Pithan - Deva". thiraipaadal.com. Retrieved 2013-02-01. 
  6. ^ "MusicIndiaOnline - Puthumai Pithan(1998) Soundtrack". mio.to. Retrieved 2013-02-01. 
  7. ^ "Download Pudhumaipithan by Deva on Nokia Music". music.ovi.com. Retrieved 2013-02-01.