Pudhu Kudithanam is a 1999 Tamil comedy film directed by R. Raghuvasan, who previously directed Thilakam. The film features Vignesh and Raasi in lead roles, with Latha, Manivannan, Senthil, Kovai Sarala and Shanmugasundari playing supporting roles. The low-budget film, produced by P. N. V. Thiruvenkadam, had musical score by Deva and was released on 7 November 1999.
|Directed by||R. Raghuvasan|
|Written by||R. Raghuvasan|
|Produced by||P. N. V. Thiruvenkadam|
|Edited by||A. P. Manivannan|
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Seethalakshmi (Latha) is the owner of a clothing company, she is a haughty and strict woman. Her husband Gokulakrishnan (Manivannan) is unemployed, while her son Ashok (Vignesh) works as a labourer in another company. Both of them are very obedient to Seethalakshmi.
Seethalakshmi would like an equally submissive daughter-in-law so that she will not influence her son, but Gokulakrishnan has another plan : he wants his son to marry a woman that he really loves. Gokulakrishnan incites his son to fall in love. As his wish, Ashok falls in love with Nila (Raasi) who works in his mother's company and Nila also reciprocates his feelings. Nila has no parents and she was brought up by her grandmother (Shanmugasundari). They then secretly get married with the blessing of Gokulakrishnan. Ashok and Gokulakrishnan decide to hide the secret marriage from Seethalakshmi. Ashok is now living a double life as an unmarried submissive son and as a happy husband, Ashok goes to his wife's home the night and returns to his parents' home well before dawn. Meanwhile, Nila and Seethalakshmi become friends without knowing that they are related to each other. What transpires next forms the rest of the story.
- Vignesh as Ashok
- Raasi as Nila
- Latha as Seethalakshmi, Ashok's mother
- Manivannan as Gokulakrishnan, Ashok's father
- Senthil as Azhagu
- Kovai Sarala as Sarasu
- Venniradai Moorthy as Kalyanasundaram
- King Kong as Aruva Velu
- Tirupur Ramaswamy as Marriage Broker
- Bayilvan Ranganathan as Inspector Kalivardhan
- Omakuchi Narasimhan
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|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Deva. The soundtrack, released in 1999, features 5 tracks with lyrics written by Arivumathi, Pazhani Bharathi, Ponniyin Selvan, Thamarai and the film director R. Raghuvasan.
|1||"Adi Sammatham"||P. Unnikrishnan, Anuradha Sriram||Arivumathi||5:14|
|2||"Ceylon Laila"||Sabesh, Madhavan||R. Raghuvasan||4:51|
|3||"May Maasam"||Deva||Ponniyin Selvan||5:00|
|4||"Nila Nila"||Mano||Pazhani Bharathi||5:30|
|5||"Nilavukku Ennadi"||Unni Menon, Harini||Thamarai||4:30|
A critic from Sify.com noted "the film fails to raise any laughs and is worth seeing only if one is interested in viewing Mantra ooze "oomph" on screen".
Director Raghuvasan later began making a film directed Puducherry in 2007, but the film did not have a theatrical release.
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