|Directed by||D. Sabapathy|
|Produced by||'Kalaippuli' S. Thanu|
|Screenplay by||D. Sabapathy|
|Story by||R. N. R. Manohar|
|Music by||Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|Edited by||Mu. Kasi Viswanathan|
Punnagai Poove (Tamil: புன்னகை பூவே ; English: Smiling Flower) is a 2003 Tamil romantic drama film directed by D. Sabapathy of VIP and written by R. N. R. Manohar, director of Maasilamani, starring Nandhaa of Mounam Pesiyadhe fame, newcomer Rekha Vedavyas and Kaveri in lead and the likes of Vadivelu, Senthil and renowned music composer M. S. Viswanathan in other supporting roles, whilst Bollywood actress Sarika, ex-wife of Kamal Haasan, making a comeback to Tamil films after 17 years, and music composer Yuvan Shankar Raja, who scored the music for this film as well, make special cameo appearances in the film.
- Nandha as Venkatramanan
- Rekha Vedavyas as Meera
- Kaveri as Nithya
- Vadivelu as Aarumugam
- M. S. Viswanathan as Sachidanandhan
- Achamillai Gopi
- Charle as Sudhakar
- Yuvan Shankar Raja (Guest appearance)
- Premji Amaran (Guest appearance)
- Sarika (Special appearance)
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||3 November 2002|
|Producer||Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|Yuvan Shankar Raja chronology|
The film score and soundtrack were composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja, who teamed up with director D. Sabapathy for the first time. The soundtrack released on 3 November 2002 and features 8 tracks with lyrics penned by Arivumathi, Pa. Vijay, Pazhani Bharathi and M. Rathnakumar. For the first time, composer Yuvan Shankar Raja made an appearance in a film, by featuring in and performing one of the songs, "En Kadhal", which was sung by himself as well. One additional song, "Idhu Innisaiya", sung by Bollywood singer Hema Sardesai and Yuvan Shankar Raja, featuring Bollywood actress Sarika on screen, was not included in the soundtrack.
|1.||"Venus Venus Pennae"||Devan, Harini||4:42|
|2.||"Vaanam Thoovum Poo Mazhaiye"||Harish Raghavendra, Kovai Ranjani||4:21|
|4.||"Jogging Seiyum Caesar"||Shalini||1:55|
|5.||"Thilaakkaeni Ganaa"||Karthik, Tippu||3:27|
|6.||"Siragaagi Ponathae"||Suchitra, Ganga, Kovai Ranjani||1:48|
|7.||"Oru Poonkili"||Srinivas, Prasanna||4:45|
|8.||"En Kadhal"||Yuvan Shankar Raja||3:24|
- Not in the soundtrack
Other music featured in the film include:
The film released on 20 April 2003.
Malathi Rangarajan of The Hindu in her review stated "The story offers nothing new. Tales of unrequited love and mistaken identity have been seen on screen for years now. (The excellently enacted Savithri starrer of yore, "Kathirundha Kangal", and K. Balachander's "Thamarai Nenjam", to name a couple) It is the treatment that makes the difference in "Punnagai Poovae"."