Pudhu Kudithanam

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.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

Pudhu Kudithanam
Directed byR. Raghuvasan
Written byR. Raghuvasan
Produced byP. N. V. Thiruvenkadam
CinematographyV. Rajarao
Edited byA. P. Manivannan
Music byDeva
Alwaar Ammal Movie Makers
Release date
  • 7 November 1999 (1999-11-07)
Running time
150 minutes


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.



Pudhu Kudithanam
Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature 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.[7]

Track Song Singer(s) Lyics Duration
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".[8]

Director Raghuvasan later began making a film directed Puducherry in 2007, but the film did not have a theatrical release.[9]


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