Pondatti Thevai

Pondatti Thevai

DVD cover
Directed by Parthiban
Produced by A. Sundaram
Written by Parthiban
Music by Ilaiyaraaja
Cinematography K. Rajpreeth
Edited by M. N. Raja
Vivek Chithra International
Distributed by Vivek Chithra International
Release dates
  • 14 April 1990 (1990-04-14)
Running time
150 minutes
Country India
Language Tamil

Pondatti Thevai (English: Wife needed) is a 1990 Tamil drama film directed by Parthiban. The film features Parthiban and newcomer Ashwini in lead roles. The film, produced by A. Sundaram, had musical score by Ilaiyaraaja and was released on 14 April 1990.[1][2]


Kannan (Parthiban), a bus conductor, falls in love with Shanthi (Ashwini), a Brahmin girl. The rest of the story is he will get married with her or not.



Pondatti Thevai
Soundtrack album by Ilaiyaraaja
Released 1990
Recorded 1990
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 28:30
Producer Ilaiyaraaja

The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Ilaiyaraaja. The soundtrack, released in 1990, features 10 tracks with lyrics written by Vaali, Pulamaipithan, Gangai Amaran, Piraisoodan and Ilaiyaraaja.[3][4][5]

Track Song Singer(s) Duration
1 'Aararo Paada' Arunmozhi, K. S. Chithra 5:02
2 'Amma Naan' Malaysia Vasudevan 5:30
3 'Enathu Raagam' Arunmozhi, S. Janaki 4:34
4 'Ladies Special' Chorus 0:20
5 'Naan Nenaicha' Chorus 0:20
6 'Oru Raaja' S. Janaki 4:42
7 'Thottavudan' K. S. Chithra 1:00
8 'Varuga Varuga' Chorus 0:21
9 'Yaaradi' (Male) Ilaiyaraaja 4:55
10 'Yaaradi' (Female) Chorus 1:46


  1. "Filmography of pondatty thevai". cinesouth.com. Retrieved 2012-10-07.
  2. "It was only Parthiban who cared for Ashwini's death!". IndiaGlitz. 2012-09-24. Retrieved 2012-10-07.
  3. "Pondaatti Thevai Songs". Raaga.com. Retrieved 2012-10-07.
  4. "Pondatti Thevai — Illayaraja". thiraipaadal.com. Archived from the original on 2010-09-16. Retrieved 2012-10-07.
  5. "Pondati Thevai: Tamil Movie". hummaa.com. Retrieved 2012-10-07.
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