Ponnumani

Ponnumani is a 1993 Indian Tamil-language drama film, directed by R. V. Udayakumar, starring Karthik, Soundarya (in her Tamil film debut) and Sivakumar. It mainly received positive reviews and turned out to be a blockbuster.[1]

Ponnumani
Ponnumani.jpg
Directed byR. V. Udayakumar
Produced byJ. B. Rajaravi
Jegadeesh
Written byGokula Krishnan (dialogues)
Screenplay byR. V. Udayakumar
Story bySujatha Udayakumar
StarringKarthik
Soundarya
Sivakumar
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Karthik Raja (1 song)
CinematographyAbdul Rahman
Edited byB. S. Nagaraj
Production
company
Thaai Sakthi Productions
Distributed byThaai Sakthi Productions
Release date
16 April 1993
Running time
149 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

PlotEdit

Karthik and Soundarya are sweethearts who spend their childhood together in a village. Soundarya goes off to pursue an education, but she and Karthik remain devoted to each other. Sivakumar, who dotes on Karthik wants to see them happily married.

It is decided that they would marry once Soundarya's exams are over. Karthik, who has been waiting all his life for this moment sets off eagerly to receive Soundarya at the station. He is shocked to find her in a mentally unbalanced state.

Later on he learns that Soundarya has been brutally molested by Uday Prakash and is pregnant. Though overwhelmed with grief, he tries to arrange Soundarya's marriage with the rapist. When the latter shows no remorse for his act, and tries to kill Soundarya, Karthik kills him and is sentenced for 5 years. He is reunited with childlike Soundarya and her daughter.

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

The film was entirely shot at Sethumadai near Pollachi.[2]

MusicEdit

The music was composed by Ilaiyaraja.

Tamil (original) versionEdit

Lyrics were written by R. V. Udayakumar. The song "Adiye Vanjikodi" was composed by Karthik Raja. The song "Nenjukulle Innarunu" is set in Keeravani raga. According to playback singer Charulatha Mani, the song brought out "emotion of sadness in love very effectively".[3]

Ponnumani
Soundtrack album by
Released1993
Recorded1993
GenreSoundtrack
Length34:48
LabelPyramid
ProducerIlaiyaraaja
Ilaiyaraaja chronology
Marupadiyum
(1993)
Ponnumani
(1993)
Pon Vilangu
(1993)
Track list
No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Aathu Mettula"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki5:01
2."Aadi Pattam"Mano5:03
3."Anba Sumanthu"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam4:59
4."Adiye Vanjikodi"Ilaiyaraaja4:55
5."Sindhu Nathi Seemane"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam4:50
6."Nenjukkule Innarendru"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki4:55
7."Nenjukkule (Sad)"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam5:05
Total length:34:48

Telugu (dubbed) versionEdit

This film was dubbed into Telugu as Muddula Baava. All songs were written by Rajashri.[4]

track list
No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Kallone Vunnavule"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra5:14
2."Addirabanna"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam5:11
3."Yei Vannelannee"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Chorus5:03
4."Chinnari Naa Jaabili"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam4:56
5."Sande Maatuna"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra5:09
6."Penchavu Amma Naannaga"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam5:10
7."Kallone Vunnavule - 1"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam4:52
Total length:35:39

ReceptionEdit

Malini Mannath of The Indian Express wrote, "The film is an average entertainer with Karthik getting enough scope to emote".[5]

AwardsEdit

Karthik won a Filmfare Best Actor Award for his role in the film.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Vijiyin, K. (1 May 1993). "Knuckling under the songs and tale". New Straits Times. p. 13.
  2. ^ Paitandy, Priyadarshini (7 June 2017). "In pleasantville". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  3. ^ Mani, Charulatha (26 April 2013). "Harmonious symmetry". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Muddula Baava". Spotify. Retrieved 22 December 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Mannath, Malini (14 May 1993). "Does not move a madman". The Indian Express. p. 6.
  6. ^ Filmfare Best Actor Actress Director Tamil, 1 May 2018, retrieved 29 August 2020

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