Nee Pathi Naan Pathi

Nee Pathi Naan Pathi (transl. You are one half, I am one half) is a 1991 Tamil-language romantic drama film directed by Vasanth and produced by Kavithalayaa Productions. The film stars Rahman, Gouthami and Heera in the lead roles and second film in Tamil (after Azhagan) for popular Telugu music composer M. M. Keeravani under the pseudonym Maragathamani. The film's title is based on a song from Keladi Kanmani.

Nee Pathi Naan Pathi
Directed byVasanth
Produced byRajam Balachander
Pushpa Kandaswamy
Written byVasanth
Music byMaragadha Mani
CinematographyR. Ganesh
Edited byGanesh Kumar
Distributed byKavithalayaa Productions
Release date
12 September 1991


A young graduate (Rehman) falls in love with an illicit daughter (Gautami) of a venerated judge. The guy's father comes to know of the affair; helps his son set up a scene to introduce Gautami to their dominated mother, Manorama. Manorama likes the girl immediately and goes on to the Judge's house asking for Gautami's hand to his first wife and ends up being bashed up. The second unmarried wife comes to know of the scene and begs the judge to give a moral life to their daughter. Judge goes to meet Rehman's parents and Manorama is not convinced. Rehman's father gives him cash asking him to elope with Gautami. Meanwhile, the illicit wife gets arranged to be awarded for her acting skills from the hands of her own-not-publicly-known husband by their drama company chief played by Janagaraj. The scenes run parallel. As Gautami elopes with Rehman, the award ceremony happens and when the mother was called to be awarded, she was spotted dead not being able to accept her daughter's eloped marriage. When she was shown to fall down, the car in which the couples eloped meets with an accident. Few months pass by. The couples stay in Ooty where Heera falls in love with Rehman and that's when it is shown that Gautami has turned mentally retard after the accident. Though Rehman firmly resists the entry of Heera in his life, he is helpless in needing help to look after Gautami when he's not at home. Janagaraj happens to visit Ooty for a drama and shocked by Gautami's stage, asks Rehman to go for a booze party. Rehman comes back home not conscious. Meanwhile, on ill-health issues, Rehman takes Gautami to a doctor and while treatment, by miracle, Gautami completely recovers. When everyone around is happy, Heera gets to know of her pregnancy through Rehman. She decides to hide it. But on the day of Rehman's wedding with Gautami, Gautami gets to know.. On a conversation with Rehman, Heera and Janarthanan; Gautami decides to break the wedding against the wishes of everyone. In the end, Rehman marries Heera.



The soundtrack was composed by Maragathamani.[1] Lyrics is penned by Vaali.

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 "Devan Theerpendrum" K. J. Yesudas Vaali 04:43
2 "Kaalam Ullavarai" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra 05:38
3 "Nivedha" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 03:17
4 "Paattu Paattu" K. S. Chithra 05:16
5 "Pondatti Kupidumpothu" K. S. Chithra 04:49
6 "Pudhiya Pookalai" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 04:01
7 "Yaarai Kaettu" K. S. Chithra, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 04:19


The Indian Express praised Vasanth for his direction and content but was critical of second half of the film.[2]


39th Filmfare Awards South

12th Cinema Express Awards

  • Best Actress (Special) award – Gouthami[4]


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  2. ^ "Nee Paadhi Naan Paadhi". The Indian Express. 13 September 1991. p. 7.
  3. ^ "39th Annual Filmfare Tamil Best Actor Actress". 8 February 2017. Archived from the original on 8 February 2017. Retrieved 9 September 2019 – via Internet Archive.
  4. ^ "'Chinnathambhi' bags Cinema Express award". The Indian Express. 25 February 1992. p. 3. Retrieved 5 September 2020.

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