Varusham Padhinaaru

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Varusham Padhinaaru
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Directed byFazil
Produced byOusepachan Valakuzhy
Written byGokula Krishnan
Screenplay byFazil
Story byFazil
V. K. Ramaswamy
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Edited byT. R. Sekar
Ganga Chithra Productions
Distributed byGanga Chithra Productions
Release date
17 February 1989

Varusham Padhinaaru (lit. 'Year Sixteen') is a 1989 Tamil-language Indian drama film, directed by Fazil, starring Karthik, Kushboo, Sukumari, V. K. Ramaswamy, Janagaraj and Vadivukkarasi.[1] The film is a remake of Fazil's own Malayalam film, Ennennum Kannettante The film won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor for Karthik.[2]


The film begins with Kannan (Karthik) being released from the prison after 16 years. Rajamani (Janagaraj), his grandfather's servant was there to receive him. Kannan enquires Rajamani about the past sixteen years. After entering into the house, he recollect his past memories. Kannan is the eldest grandson of the family. Kannan arrives at the village for his family temple festival. Kannan is loved by all the family members. Kannan's maternal uncle's daughter also arrived for the festival after sixteen years. In the beginning, both of them tease each other, later both of fall in love. This is opposed by her grandmother and her maternal cousin. On the day of pooja festival, Radhika was shot dead by her cousin. An enraged Kannan get into a brawl with Moorthy and in that, Moorthy dies. Kannan was imprisoned for sixteen years. Kannan asked Rajamani to inform his arrival and the ritual has to be performed every year.



The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[3]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 "Gangai Karai Mannanadi" K. J. Yesudas Vaali 05:40
2 "Hey Aiyasamy" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra 04:31
3 "Karayatha Manamum" K. J. Yesudas, K. S. Chithra 04:29
4 "Pazhamuthir Cholai" K. J. Yesudas 04:36
5 "Poo Pookum Masam" P. Susheela 04:45

Box office[edit]

Varusham Padhinaaru was super hit and ran more than 100 daysin Tamilnadu. This movie was the remake of Fazil's own Malayalam film, Ennennum Kannettante. But Ennennum Kannettante was a flop in Kerala.[4]


  1. ^ "Varusham Padhinaaru Vinyl LP Records". Retrieved 27 December 2013.
  2. ^ Krishnaswamy, N. (17 March 1989). "Cinema". The Indian Express. p. 5.
  3. ^ "Varusham 16 Songs". raaga. Retrieved 12 February 2014.
  4. ^ Prema Manmadhan (23 December 2005). "Fazil-His experiments with cinema". The Hindu. Retrieved 4 September 2016.

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