Pudhu Pudhu Arthangal

Puthu Puthu Arthangal

Official DVD Box Cover
Directed by K. Balachander[1]
Produced by Rajam Balachander
Pushpa Kandaswamy
Written by K. Balachander
Starring Rahman
Poornam Vishwanathan
Sowcar Janaki
Chi Guru Dutt
Music by Ilaiyaraaja[1]
Cinematography Raghunatha Reddy
Edited by Ganesh Kumar
Distributed by Kavithalayaa Productions
Release dates
28 October 1989
Country India
Language Tamil

Puthu Puthu Arthangal (English: The New Meanings) is a 1989 Indian Tamil language Drama film directed by K. Balachander starring Rahman, Sithara, Geetha, Janagaraj, Jayachitra, Poornam Vishwanathan, Sowcar Janaki, Vivek and Ilaiyaraaja.[1]


Bharathi (Rahman) is a famous singer who lives with his extremely possessive wife Gowri (Geetha). Tricked into marriage by his convincing mother-in-law, what really irks Bharathi is his wife's inability to deal with his rabid female fans. Tensions escalate until Bharathi flees from home and ends up encountering someone else named Jyothi (Sithara) who’s also escaping from her life as a dancer because her husband made her dance forcefully and tried forcing her to be a prostitute.

Geetha’s character is surprisingly well-defined. As a rabid fan who gets to marry the object of her desires, she is obviously afraid her husband will cheat on her with one of the thousands of women throwing themselves at him – after all, he slept with them before their marriage. Geetha turns in a convincing performance as a woman whose all-consuming love ends up consuming her. Rahman, who sounds suspiciously like ‘Nizhagal’ Ravi, also does well as the famous singer – but a tiny quibble with the story: he goes to work in a restaurant in North India serving South Indian cuisine, and none of the customers recognize the famous singer. Then, he makes a living in Goa with Jyothi, meet one Malayali couple, who died later in the movie and are both fluent in Hindi, and by watching the couple,they learn the true definition for love while falling in love themselves.

Then Bharathi get a prank call from his PA that Gowri is ill. So he comes back with Jyothi from Goa, which makes Gowri angry and she doesn't let Jyothi in without knowing who she is. Bharathi gets angry and they stay in another one of his houses. Bharathi gets so angry that he claims that he loves Jyothi and that she cannot go because of her problems. So Gowri files for a divroce, informs news reporters about Jyothi. Jyothi's husband appears later in the story. Gowri plans to get married to a cricket player Guru. Guru had proposed to her in the past. He accepts the proposal and abandons one of his fans, Yamuna, who is obsessed with him. Later, Yamuna commits suicide in the marriage hall readied for Gowri's marriage. Gowri's mother and her PA feel that she is mentally unstable. Her mother begs Bharathi to go and see her in the hospital and he goes with Jyothi to see her. Jyothi then sees that Bharathi and Gowri belong to each other. Jyothi later finds her husband, who was indeed in love with her. After that, Bharathi goes to recording with him being happy and visits his wife in the hospital.



Sithara from Kerala was introduced as an actress through this film.[2] The dubbing voice for Rahman was provided by Nizhalgal Ravi.[3]


Puthu Puthu Arthangal was remade in Hindi, but never got released. The film had title as Dilon Ka Rista starred Rahul Roy, Anu Agarwal and Ashwini Bhave had music by Bappi Lahiri and was directed by K.Balachander.


Puthu Puthu Arthangal
Soundtrack album by Ilaiyaraaja
Released 1989 (1989)
Language Tamil
Producer Ilaiyaraaja

The music composed by Ilaiyaraaja and lyrics were penned by Vaali.[4] This was the last collaboration between Ilayaraja and Balachander.

No. Song Singers Length (m:ss)
1 "Eduthu Naan Vidava" Ilaiyaraaja, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 04:45
2 "Ellorum Mavatta" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. P. Sailaja 04:34
3 "Guruvayurappa" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra 02:12
4 "Kalyaana Maalai 1" Ilaiyaraaja, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 05:57
5 "Kalyaana Maalai 2" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 04:40
6 Keladi Kanmani S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 04:35


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