Poomagal Oorvalam

Poomagal Oorvalam is a 1999 Indian Tamil-language romantic family drama film written and directed by Madhuravan. The film stars Prashanth, Rambha and Livingston in the lead roles. The film's score and soundtrack are composed by Siva.[1] The film was an average hit at the box office.[2]

Poomagal Oorvalam
Poomagal Oorvalam (1999 film).jpg
Directed byMadhuravan
Produced byR. B. Choudary
Written byMadhuravan
Music bySiva
CinematographyM. Prasad
Edited byV. Jaishankar
Release date
30 April 1999
Running time
158 minutes


Saravanan (Prashanth), orphaned by his dead mother - a mental patient (Anju)- is adopted by a childless couple (Manivannan and Raadhika). Theirs is an inter-caste marriage. At college, he runs into Kavitha (Rambha), the granddaughter of caste-obsessed Sengodan (Rajan P. Dev). The triangle is completed by Aavudayappan alias Armstrong (Livingston), a US-return who is smitten by Kavitha.

With a little unintentional photo-swapping by the marriage broker (Pandu), the parents of Saravanan and Aavudayappan (the fathers have the same name) both think they have an alliance for their son with Sengodan's family and show up at Kavitha's house at the same time. Romance flowers between Saravanan and Kavitha, who assume they are going to wed, while Aavudayappan continues to dream of Kavitha.

A series of contrivances allows this comedy of errors to carry on till the engagement where announcement of the groom's name causes all sorts of confusions. Sengodan is now against the Saravanan-Kavitha union since Saravanan's parents are of different castes. Things come to a dramatic conclusion when Sengodan realizes that Prasanth is indeed his own grandson, with a brief flashback relating the 'Nizhalgal' Ravi - Anju marriage split due to her illness. Film ends with Prashanth and Rambha marry each other.



It was reported that the actor Prashanth was badly hurt on his face, while he took part in a stunt scene. A sharp iron rod hit him on his face and he was hurt on his left cheek and immediately had three stitches on this wound from a local hospital. Further reports claimed that he was set to travel to London to partake in cosmetic surgery to avoid scarring.[3] The issue was later reported to be exaggerated, with Prashanth citing that he a minor injury and that the media blew the incident out of proportion.[4]


K. N. Vijiyin of New Straits Times gave the film a mixed review.[5] D. S. Ramanujam from The Hindu wrote: "Fun-laden situations and humour course along at a brisk pace in Supergood Films’ “Poomagal Oorvalam”. Debutant director Mathuravan, who has written the story, dialogue and screenplay, structures his narration in an enjoyable way. For Prasanth, the hero, it is another proof of his calibre, be it pouring out emotions, without overdoing it, carrying with subtlety the lighter moments or dancing comfortably".[6] Sandya Krishnan from Indolink wrote, "Watch it for the comedy, if not for anything else".[7]


Poomagal Oorvalam
Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelStar Music
Siva chronology
'Love Today'
Poomagal Oorvalam
'Priyamaina Neeku'

The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Siva. The soundtrack, released in 1999, features 6 tracks.

Track Song Singer(s) Duration
1 'Malare Oru Varthai' Hariharan, Chithra, Sujatha 05:02
2 'Vaada Nannbane' Unni Krishnan 04:58
3 'Naan Thai Yenndru' Chithra 05:33
4 'Antha Vaanukku' Unni Krishnan 04:59
5 'Chinna Vennilave' Hariharan, Harini 05:00
6 'Kannai Parikkira' Unni Krishnan, Chithra, Arun Mozhi 05:05


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 31 January 2010. Retrieved 21 November 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ http://inrelax.com/movie/poomagal-oorvalam-1999/
  3. ^ "Minnoviyam Star Tracks". chandrag.tripod.com. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Minnoviyam Star Tracks". chandrag.tripod.com. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  5. ^ Vijiyin, K. N. (8 May 1999). "Marriage match mix-up". New Straits Times. p. 4.
  6. ^ Ramanujam, D. S. (14 May 1999). "Poomagal Oorvalam". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 30 June 2009.
  7. ^ Krishna, Sandya (1999). "Poo Magal Oorvalam". Indolink. Archived from the original on 2 October 1999.

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