Palaivana Solai (1981 film)

Palaivana Solai (transl.Oasis) is a 1981 Tamil-language drama film directed by the duo Robert-Rajasekhar. The film stars Suhasini Maniratnam, Chandrasekhar, Janagaraj, Rajeev, Kailash Nath and Thyagu. The film, produced by R. Vadivel, had musical score by Sankar Ganesh and was released on 17 October 1981. The film was declared blockbuster at the box-office and the film has grown a strong cult film. It was remade in Telugu as Manchu Pallaki, in Malayalam as Ithu Njangalude Katha, and again in Tamil in 2009 under the same title.[1][2][3]

Palaivana Solai
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Directed byRobert-Rajasekhar
Produced byR. Vadivel
Screenplay byRobert-Rajasekhar
Story byRajasekar
Music bySankar Ganesh
Edited byM. N. Raja
R. V. Creations
Release date
  • 17 October 1981 (1981-10-17)
Running time
135 minutes


Sekhar, Senthil, Kumar, Vasu and Siva are best friends. Kumar is the son of a rich entrepreneur who begs for affection and Sekhar is happy-go-lucky youth. Senthil is a jobless youth who is looking for a job while Siva wants to enter in the cinema field. Vasu is a caring brother who is determined to work hard and get his sisters married. Their life takes a turn when a girl named Geetha arrives in their locality. Geetha comes there for her heart transplantation. Geetha becomes their friend while the five youth fall in love with her. What transpires later forms the crux of the story.



Palaivana Solai was shot almost entirely on the Nungambakkam Highway, Chennai.[4]


Palaivana Solai
Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack
ProducerSankar Ganesh

The film score and the soundtrack were composed by the duo Sankar Ganesh, with lyrics written by Vairamuthu.[5] "Megame Megame" is set in the raga known as Karnaranjani,[6] and was based on "Tum Nahi Gham Nahi Sharab Nahi", a Ghazal by Jagjit Singh.[7][8]

Track Song Singer(s) Duration
1 'Aalanaalum Aalu' Malaysia Vasudevan 4:12
2 'Engal Kathai' S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 4:14
3 'Megame Megame' Vani Jairam 4:29
4 'Pournami Neram' S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 5:04


  1. ^ "Palaivana Cholai Audio and Trailer launched". Ayngaran International. 26 August 2009. Retrieved 25 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Palaivana Cholai — Not so green". IndiaGlitz. 6 November 2009. Retrieved 25 December 2013.
  3. ^ "PALAIVANA CHOLAI MOVIE REVIEW". Behindwoods. 26 August 2009. Retrieved 25 December 2013.
  4. ^ Indian Cinema. Directorate of Film Festivals. 1981. p. 32.
  5. ^ "Paalaivana Cholai Songs". Retrieved 25 December 2013.
  6. ^ Mani, Charulatha (31 August 2012). "Two for joy". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  7. ^ Gopalakrishnan, P V (15 May 2017). "FIlmy Ripples- Inspired plagiarism in early music". The Cinema Resource Centre (TCRC). Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  8. ^ Srinivasan, Karthik. "Tamil [Other Composers]". Itwofs. Retrieved 22 May 2019.

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