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Senthamizh Paattu

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Senthamizh Paattu
Directed byP. Vasu
Written byP. Vasu
Produced byM. S. V. Gopi
CinematographyJayanan Vincent
Edited byP. Mohanraj
Music byViswanathan-Ilaiyaraaja
Janaki Films
Release date
  • 25 October 1992 (1992-10-25)
Running time
141 minutes

Senthamizh Paattu (transl. Pure Tamil Song) is a 1992 Indian Tamil-language musical drama film, written and directed by P. Vasu. The film stars Prabhu and Sukanya while Salim Ghouse plays a supporting role. It was released on 25 October 1992 on the eve of Diwali and was a box office hit. The film was remade in Telugu as Amma Koduku (1993), and in Kannada as Rasika (1994).[citation needed]


Against his mother's wishes, Balu becomes a singer who falls for Durga, a kind-hearted, wealthy girl and learns about the past connection between their families.



The success of P. Vasu's family drama En Thangachi Padichava (1988) starring Prabhu prompted further collaborations in the same genre between the pair with Chinna Thambi (1991) and Senthamizh Paattu (1992) being released soon after.[1]


The music was composed by M. S. Viswanathan and Ilaiyaraaja, with lyrics by Vaali.[2][3] The song "Solli Solli" gave a break to its singer Sunanda.[4]

Song Singers Length
"Vanna Vanna" Jikki 05:01
"Adi Komadha" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 05:08
"Chinna Chinna Thooral" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Anuradha Rajkrishna 05:09
"Indha" Mano 05:09
"Kuttukoru" Mano 04:54
"Kalayil Kethattu" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Swarnalatha 05:12
"Solli Solli" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Sunanda 05:11

Release and reception[edit]

Senthamizh Paattu was released on 25 October 1992, Diwali day.[5][6] Malini Mannath of The Indian Express lauded Sukanya's performance and the music, but called the film "rather a crude imitation" of Chinna Thambi.[7] Supraja Sridharan of Kalki wrote that if one could tolerate vulgar comedy, they could enjoy the film for the naïve Sukanya, playful Kasthuri, natural Prabhu and beautiful music.[8] Balasubrahmanyam won the Cinema Express Award for Best Male Playback Singer.[9]


  1. ^ Fargoes (20 November 1998). "A CHAT WITH TAMIL ACTOR PRABHU". Google Groups. Archived from the original on 19 December 2022. Retrieved 19 December 2022.
  2. ^ "Sentamizh Paattu (1992)". Raaga.com. Archived from the original on 13 July 2012. Retrieved 4 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Aranmanai Kizhi- Senthamizh Paattu Tamil Film Audio CD by Ilayaraaja". Mossymart. Archived from the original on 19 December 2022. Retrieved 19 December 2022.
  4. ^ Pradeep, K. (30 November 2006). "From the playback world to classical". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 23 February 2014. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  5. ^ "Senthamizh Paattu". The Indian Express. 30 October 1992. p. 4. Retrieved 5 January 2019 – via Google News Archive.
  6. ^ நவநீதகிருஷ்ணன், பா ஸ்டாலின் (25 October 2022). "இந்த நாள் மறக்கவே கூடாது... 30 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன் ஒரே நாளில் மோதிய டாப் ஹீரோக்கள்!". ABP Live (in Tamil). Archived from the original on 25 October 2022. Retrieved 20 December 2022.
  7. ^ Mannath, Malini (25 October 1992). "Old tune". The Indian Express. p. 7. Retrieved 5 January 2019 – via Google News Archive.
  8. ^ ஸ்ரீதரன், சுப்ரஜா (22 November 1992). "செந்தமிழ் பாட்டு". Kalki (in Tamil). p. 21. Archived from the original on 12 September 2023. Retrieved 18 December 2022 – via Internet Archive.
  9. ^ "Cinema Express Awards". The Indian Express. 17 March 1993. p. 4. Retrieved 11 September 2023 – via Google News Archive.

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