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Directed byGopi Bhimsingh
Written byGangai Amaran (dialogues)
Screenplay byGopi Bhimsingh
Story byKaloor Dennis
Produced byM. Jagadeeswaran
CinematographyBalu Thevan
Edited byB. Lenin
V. T. Vijayan
Music byIlaiyaraaja
P.M.S. Cine Arts
Release date
  • 27 December 1991 (1991-12-27)
Running time
125 minutes

Thayamma (/θɑːjəmmɑː/) is a 1991 Indian Tamil-language film directed by Gopi Bhimsingh, starring Pandiyan, Anand Babu and Babu with Geetha and Shankar. The film also starred Goundamani as well as Senthil. It is a remake of the Malayalam film Thoovalsparsham which was inspired by the 1987 American film Three Men and a Baby, which itself was based on the 1985 French film Three Men and a Cradle.[1] The film was released on 27 December 1991.[2]



Three young bachelors Pandiyan, Anand and Babu are friends and roommates in an apartment. Rangarajan is their neighbour who is studying for IAS. One day, Pandiyan warns his friends that a parcel will arrive during his absence. The next day, Anand and Babu find a baby before their door. The three bachelors swear that they are not her father. Since then, their lives are completely changed. First, they try to abandon the baby but then they take care of the baby and name her Thayamma. What transpires later forms the crux of the story.





The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja, with lyrics written by Gangai Amaran.[3][4]

Song Singer(s) Duration
"Aalai Paartha Saamiyaaru" Malaysia Vasudevan, Mano 4:14
"Enga Paattukku" Malaysia Vasudevan, Mano, S. N. Surendar 4:53
"Oru Muthukili Kathum" Arunmozhi, Mano, S. N. Surendar 4:49
"Pazhaiya Kanavai" K. S. Chithra 4:51


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  4. ^ "Pudhu Nellu Pudhu Naatthu - Thayamma Tamil Film LP Vinyl Record by Ilayaraaja". Macsendisk. Archived from the original on 4 September 2023. Retrieved 4 September 2023.