Thalattu Padava

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Thalattu Padava
Directed byR. Sundarrajan
Written byR. Sundarrajan
Produced byA. S. Ibrahim Rowther
Edited byB. Lenin
V. T. Vijayan
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Release date
  • 5 September 1990 (1990-09-05)
Running time
145 minutes

Thalattu Padava is a 1990 Tamil language drama film directed by R. Sundarrajan. The film stars Parthiban, Rupini and Kushboo. The film, produced by A. S. Ibrahim Rowther, had musical score by Ilaiyaraaja and was released on 5 September 1990.[1][2]


Raja (Parthiban) lives with his mother Thayamma (Sujatha) and he is a graduate who works as a mechanic until he finds an appropriate job. He finally gets a job in Delhi. Unfortunately, Raja misses the train in a station and his certificates, because of Narmadha (Rupini), a poor idli seller. Raja must wait 4 days for the next train. Slowly, Raja and Narmadha fall in love with each other. When he returns home, his mother Thayamma becomes mute. Raja works as the car driver of a rich man Kandhasamy (S. S. Chandran) and his granddaughter Narmadha (Kushboo) teases him a lot. Until she knows that he is well educated and she falls in love with him. What transpires later forms the crux of the story.



Thalattu Padava
Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack

The film score and the soundtrack were composed by Ilaiyaraaja. The soundtrack, released in 1990, features 6 tracks with lyrics written by Vaali and Gangai Amaran.[3][4][5]

Track Song Singer(s) Duration Lyricist
1 "Odai Kuyil" Arunmozhi, K. S. Chithra 4:39 Gangai Amaran
2 "Neethana Neethana" S. Janaki, Arunmozhi 4:31
3 "Sontham Endru" Ilaiyaraaja 5:03 Ilaiyaraaja
4 "Varaathu Vantha" Arunmozhi, S. Janaki 4:51 Vaali
5 "Vennilavukku Vaanatha" Arunmozhi, S. Janaki 4:34 Gangai Amaran
6 "Ammammamma" S. Janaki 4:57


  1. ^ "Filmography of thalattu padava". Retrieved 22 June 2013.
  2. ^ "Thaalatu Paadava (1990) Tamil Movie". Retrieved 22 June 2013.
  3. ^ "Download Thaalaattu Paadava by Ilaiyaraaja on Nokia Music". Retrieved 22 June 2013.
  4. ^ "Thalattu Padava : Tamil Movie". Retrieved 22 June 2013.
  5. ^ "Vinyl ("LP" record) covers speak about IR (Pictures & Details) - Thamizh - Page 26". Retrieved 5 January 2021.