Pudhumai Pithan (1998 film)

Pudhumai Pithan is a 1998 Indian Tamil-language political satire film directed by S. K. Jeeva. The film features Parthiban in lead role whilst Roja, Devayani, Priya Raman, Anandaraj and Ranjith play supporting roles. The film had musical score by Deva and was released on 20 October 1998. The film opened to mixed reviews and was declared hit at the box office. It was later dubbed into Telugu as 'Oka Votu'.[1][2][3][4] The film was one among 1998 Deepavali releases.[5]

Pudhumai Pithan
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Directed byS. K. Jeeva
Produced byHenry
Written byR. N. R. Manohar (dialogues)
Screenplay byS. K. Jeeva
Story byMohandass
Music byDeva
CinematographySiva Manohar
Edited byPeter Bhabiyaa
Pangaj Productions
Release date
  • 20 October 1998 (1998-10-20)
Running time
145 minutes


Jeeva (Parthiban), a social activist, ends up in a police lock-up. Mahesh (Ranjith), a police officer, is surprised to see his best friend Jeeva in this condition and brings him to his home. Mahesh lives happily with his wife Aarthi (Devayani) and his daughter (Baby Hemalatha).

Aarthi and Jeeva were in love in the past. Ramadass (Jaiganesh), Aarthi's father, hated Jeeva and his activism. As an honest police officer, Ramadass protected a corrupted politician (Anandaraj) and was beaten by Jeeva's supporters. Later, Aarthi and Jeeva split up. Jeeva clashes with the same politician, his whole family dies due to his orders and Jeeva was sent to a mental hospital. Gayathri (Priya Raman), a nurse, helps him to escape from the hospital and then she accommodates him in her house. He later fled.

Now, Jeeva changes his name and is determined to clean up the society. He also falls in love with the prostitute Shenbagam (Roja). Jeeva as Bharath becomes popular among the poor and subsequently becomes a minister.



Pudhumai Pithan
Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack

The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Deva. The soundtrack, released in 1998, features 6 tracks with lyrics written by Pulamaipithan, Pazhani Bharathi, Nandalala and Thamarai.[6][7][8]

Track Song Singer(s) Lyrics Duration
1 "Namma Kuppamellam" Deva Nandalala 4:39
2 "Odudhada Namma" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam Pulamaipithan 5:25
3 "Onnu Rendu" (male) Hariharan Thamarai 5:12
4 "Onnu Rendu" (female) K. S. Chithra 5:14
5 "Sirikkathae Ennai" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Sujatha Mohan Pazhani Bharathi 3:53
6 "Unnai Kandaen" Swarnalatha Nandalala 5:19


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