Adutha Veettu Penn

Adutha Veettu Penn

Film poster
Directed by Vedantam Raghavaiah
Produced by Adhi Narayana Rao
Written by Thanjai Ramaiah Das
Based on Pasher Bari
by Arun Chowdhury
Starring Anjali Devi
T. R. Ramachandran
K. A. Thangavelu
K. Sarangkapani
T. P. Muthulakshmi
M. Saroja
Music by Adhi Narayana Rao
Cinematography C. Nageswara Rao
Edited by N. S. Prakasam
Distributed by Anjali Pictures
Release dates
  • 11 February 1960 (1960-02-11)
Running time
145 mins
Country India
Language Tamil

Adutha Veettu Penn (English: The Girl Next Door[1]) is a 1960 Indian Tamil comedy film, directed by Vedantam Raghavaiah. The film stars Anjali Devi, T. R. Ramachandran and K. A. Thangavelu in the lead. The plot is based on the short story Pasher Bari by Arun Chowdhury. The film was a remake of 1953 Telugu film Pakkinti Ammayi. Successive remakes of the film include Padosan (1969, Hindi), Pakkinti Ammayi (1981, Telugu) and Pakkadmane Hudugi (Kannada).[2] This film was partly coloured.


In the film, a simple man (Ramachandran) falls in love with his neighbour Leela (Anjali Devi), who sings and dances well. He wants to impress her by singing, but he cannot sing. So he seeks the help of his friend, a singer (Thangavelu) who agrees to help. While the friend sings in the background, the hero just lip-syncs. Leela is charmed by what she thinks is her man singing and falls in love with him. Soon the truth comes out, and how the tangle between the lovers is happily solved forms the rest of the story.




The soundtrack album was composed by P. Adinarayana Rao, with lyrics were by Thanjai N. Ramaiah Dass..[3]Playback singers are P. B. Sreenivas, Seerkazhi Govindarajan, Thiruchi Loganathan, S. C. Krishnan, A. L. Raghavan, P. Susheela, T. V. Rathinam & S. Janaki

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 Maalayil Malar Solaiyil P. B. Sreenivas Thanjai N. Ramaiah Dass 03:30
2 Mannava Vaa P. Susheela 04:30
3 Sayonaaraa Tokyo P. B. Sreenivas & S. Janaki 03:18
4 Katraar Niraindha Sangamidhu A. L. Raghavan 03:32
5 Kannaale Pesi Pesi P. B. Sreenivas 03:27
6 Kanngalum Kavippaadudhe Seerkazhi Govindarajan & Thiruchi Loganathan 03:09
7 Malarkodi Naane P. Susheela 03:15
8 Kaiyyum Odala kaalum Odala S. C. Krishnan & T. V. Rathinam 03:07
9 Vaadaatha Pushpame.... Vanithaa Maniye P. B. Sreenivas 02:48
10 Kanni Thamizh P. Susheela 04:02


The credit titles done in cartoon style with much humour by Dayabhai Patel of Bombay was an additional attraction for the film. The film was a major hit mainly because of its full-length situational comedy, rare back then in Indian cinema and more so in Tamil. Film historian Randor Guy praised the film for "The comedy and the excellent performances by the actors."[4]


  1. "The girl next door". 27 April 2016. Archived from the original on 7 June 2015.
  2. "Adutha Veettu Penn". spicyonion. Retrieved 2014-11-06.
  3. "Tracklist". AllMusic. Retrieved 19 September 2015.
  4. Randor Guy (7 September 2013). "Blast from the past - Adutha Veettu Penn 1960". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 8 September 2013. Retrieved 7 September 2013.

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