Vanna Vanna Pookkal

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Vanna Vanna Pookkal
Vanna Vanna Pookkal poster.jpg
Directed byBalu Mahendra
Written byBalu Mahendra
Produced byKalaipuli S. Thanu
Narrated byBalu Mahendra
CinematographyBalu Mahendra
Edited byBalu Mahendra
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Subramaniya Films
Release date
  • 15 January 1992 (1992-01-15)
Running time
135 minutes

Vanna Vanna Pookkal (transl. Colourful Flowers) is a 1992 Indian Tamil-language romantic drama film, directed by Balu Mahendra, starring Prashanth, Mounika and Vinodhini. The film, produced by Kalaipuli S. Thanu, was released on 15 January 1992, and won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil at the 39th National Film Awards. The film completed a hundred-day run at the box-office.


After saving Manoranjitham from killing herself in the forest, the kindhearted Siva brings her home to live in his house, much to the despair of his neighbor Shenbagam, who secretly loves him. Things become even more complicated when Siva falls in love with his houseguest and arranges for them to be married, but on the day of the wedding, she mysteriously disappears. Siva learns that Manoranjitham is going to die because of her serious health conditions. He finally finds her at her deathbed in the hospital where she dies. The film ends with Shenbagam comforting a grieving Siva.


  • Prashanth as Siva (Sivasubramani)
  • Mounika as Shenbagam
  • Vinodhini as Manoranjitham
  • Dubbing Janaki as Sivagami, Shenbagam's mother
  • T. K. S. Chandran as Shenbagam's father
  • Veeraraghavan as Manoranjitham's father
  • Vaani as Manoranjitham's mother
  • Radhabhai as Shenbagam's grandmother
  • Adithya as Azhagiri
  • Vijay
  • Azhagu
  • Suresh Chakravarthi
  • Manavalan
  • Suryakanthammal
  • Indhu
  • Sakunthala


The soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja, with lyrics written by himself, Vaali and Gangai Amaran.[1] For the dubbed Telugu version Prema Paatam, all songs were written by Rajasri.[2]

1."Chinna Mani Koyililey"VaaliK. J. Yesudas4:49
2."Ila Nenje Vaa"VaaliK. J. Yesudas5:26
3."Dhirana Dhiranana"IlaiyaraajaMano1:31
4."Kannamma Kadhal Ennum"IlaiyaraajaIlaiyaraaja, S. Janaki4:35
5."Kozhi Koovum"Gangai AmaranS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki4:41
6."Pangunikkapuram"Gangai AmaranK. S. Chithra, Ganesan5:40
Total length:26:42
1."Kodi Koose Velalo"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra4:54
2."Idi Chaithrama"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam5:33
3."Maatalu Nerchina Raachilaka"K. S. Chithra5:49
4."Mamathala Kovelalo"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam5:10
5."Emito"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra5:00
Total length:26:27

Release and reception[edit]

Vanna Vanna Pookkal was released on 15 January 1992.[3] C. R. K. of Kalki appreciated the film for the cinematography and music.[4] The film completed a hundred-day run at the box-office,[5] and won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil.[6][7]


  1. ^ "Vanna Vanna Pookal (1992)". Archived from the original on 30 April 2011. Retrieved 31 December 2011.
  2. ^ "Prema Paatam". Spotify. August 2014. Archived from the original on 16 June 2022. Retrieved 18 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Vanna Vanna Pookkal". The Indian Express. 15 January 1992. p. 3. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  4. ^ சி.ஆர்.கே. (26 January 1992). "வண்ண வண்ண பூக்கள்". Kalki (in Tamil). p. 29. Archived from the original on 8 December 2022. Retrieved 8 December 2022.
  5. ^ Mannath, Malini (1 January 1993). "Run-of-the-mill fare". The Indian Express. p. 7. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  6. ^ "39th National Film Festival" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. p. 64. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 31 December 2011.
  7. ^ "Prasanth". Sify. Archived from the original on 27 April 2014. Retrieved 27 October 2017.

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