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Unnai Vaazhthi Paadugiren

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Unnai Vaazhthi Paadukiren
Directed bySridev
Written bySridev
Produced byKovaithambi
CinematographyM. V. Panneerselvam
Edited byM. N. Raja
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Motherland Pictures
Release date
  • 7 February 1992 (1992-02-07)
Running time
125 minutes

Unnai Vaazhthi Paadukiren (transl. I will wish and sing for you) is a 1992 Indian Tamil-language romance film directed by Sridev in his debut. The film stars Parthiban, Suman Ranganathan and Mohini. It was released on 7 February 1992.[1]


Ravi, a poor mechanic who works in the garage of and lives with his mother. He is very close to the owner so much that he sees him as his son. He is deeply in love with Priya, a rich girl. Priya hates him and flashback reveals that Ravi and Priya are married and had marital breakdown because he lied to her that his mother is dead and that he lied about his financial status.

Priya stays with her parents who resent that she is staying with them instead of taking responsibility of her love marriage. In the meantime, Asha, another rich girl, falls in love with Ravi and she proposes to him. Ravi tells her that he is, in fact, Priya's husband and is working to convince Priya to live with him. The rest of the story is what happens to Ravi, Priya and Asha.



The film marked the debut of cinematographer M. V. Panneerselvam.[2]


The soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[3][4] The song "Oh Oh Oh Kaalai" uses the anupallavi of the Hindi song "Khoya Khoya Chand Khula Aasman" from Kala Bazar (1960).[5]

Song Singer(s) Lyrics Duration
"Ippodhum Nippen" Mano Vaali 4:57
"Oh Oh Oh Kaalai" S. Janaki Muthulingam 4:46
"Oru Maalai Chandiran" Minmini, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam Na. Kamarasan 4:52
"Oru Raagam" K. J. Yesudas, S. Janaki Piraisoodan 5:00
"Kurukkanikuthu" Malaysia Vasudevan, Uma Ramanan Vaali 4:12
"Kathukaruppu" Malaysia Vasudevan, S. Janaki 5:00
"Unnai Vaazhthi" K. J. Yesudas Gangai Amaran 4:50


S. Chidambaram of The Indian Express wrote, "Debutant director Shridev, who has also penned the story, screenplay and dialogue, is able to keep your interest intact till the interval through a suspense [..] So you feel bored when the second part drags on" and called Ilaiyaraaja's music "redeeming feature of this movie".[6]


  1. ^ "உன்னை வாழ்த்தி பாடுகிறேன் / Unnai Vaazhthi Paadugiren (1992)". Screen 4 Screen. Archived from the original on 30 May 2022. Retrieved 23 September 2021.
  2. ^ "எனக்குள்ளே வேள்வி நடக்கிறது..!" (PDF). Kalki (in Tamil). 27 October 1996. pp. 32–34. Retrieved 12 May 2023 – via Internet Archive.
  3. ^ "Unnai Vaazhthi Paadugiren". Gaana. Archived from the original on 5 July 2022. Retrieved 23 September 2021.
  4. ^ "Unnai Vazhthi Paadukiren Tamil Film Audio Cassette by Ilayaraaja". Mossymart. Archived from the original on 1 December 2022. Retrieved 12 May 2023.
  5. ^ Shekar, Anjana (5 March 2021). "Tamil film music and plagiarism: What fans feel about recurring issue". The News Minute. Archived from the original on 5 July 2022. Retrieved 23 September 2021.
  6. ^ Chidambaram, S. (21 February 1992). "Unnai Vaazhthi Paadugiren". The Indian Express. p. 7. Retrieved 9 October 2016 – via Google News Archive.

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