Pithamagan (2003)

 ●  Tamil ● 2 hrs 39 mins

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Chittan (Vikram) is born to a vagrant in a cemetery, who dies soon after. Raised with no contact to the outside world except with dead bodies, he grows up inept at social interaction. An acquaintance with a neighborhood drug dealer Gomathi (Sangitha) gets him a job as a handyman in a cannabis farm. Chittan ends up in jail where he makes his first real friendship - with a conman Shakti (Surya). When Chitthan and Sakthi try to step out of their lives of illicit activities, the local drug-lord interferes.

Cast: Laila Mehdin, Sangeetha Arvind Krish, Suriya Sivakumar, Vikram

Crew: Bala Pazhanisaamy (Director), KT Balasubramaniem (Director of Photography), Ilaiyaraaja (Music Director)

Rating: A (India)

Genres: Drama

Release Dates: 24 Oct 2003 (India)

Tamil Name: பிதாமகன்

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Did you know? The film was dubbed into Telugu and released as "Sivaputrudu" (The son of Siva) on 2 April 2004. Read More
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as Manju
as Sakthi
as Chithan
Special Appearance
as Ganja Kuduki
as Karuvayan
as Sakthi's Friend
as Drug Lord
as Prisoner
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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Tamil
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
DTS
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Tracklist
01 
06:09
02 
04:36
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Muhammed Metha
Playback Singer: KJ Yesudas
03 
04:40
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Vaali
Playback Singer: Madhu Balakrishnan
04 
06:37
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Playback Singer: Savitha Reddy
05 
06:09
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Playback Singer: Sriram Parthasarathy
06 
04:07
Trivia:
The film is also to be remade in Hindi. Director Satish Kaushik have bought the remake rights of the film. Incidentally, Satish had earlier directed Salman Khan in "Tere Naam", the Hindi remake of the Bala-Vikram film "Sethu". Once again, Satish has approached Salman Khan to reprise Vikram's role.

The film was remade in Kannada as "Anatharu" with Upendra and Darshan in the lead and released on 14 September 2007. Repeating the success of the original, the film received favorable reviews and applause for Upendra's performance.

For the role of drug seller, Bala considered Vijayashanti, Malavika and Gayatri Jayaraman but at last Rasika was selected for the role and also changed her name back to Sangeetha.

After Nandha, Bala announced his next project "Pithamagan" with Surya and Vikram, heroes of his previous films who received popularity after struggle.

The film was also remade in Kannada as "Anatharu" (2007) with Upendra and Darshan playing the roles of Vikram and Suriya respectively.

The film was dubbed into Telugu and released as "Sivaputrudu" (The son of Siva) on 2 April 2004.

The film plot is based on Jayakanthan's "Nandhavanathil Oru Andi", the story of an undertaker.
Movie Connection(s):
Dubbed into: Siva Puthrudu (Telugu)