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Punnagai Desam

Punnagai Desam
Directed by K. Shahjahan
Produced by R. B. Choudary
Starring Tarun Kumar
Music by S. A. Rajkumar
Cinematography R. Madhi
Edited by V. Jaishankar
Super Good films
Release dates
14 January 2002
Country India
Language Tamil

Punnagai Desam (2002) is a Tamil language drama film directed by K. Shajahan. The film was produced by R. B. Choudary under the production banner Super Good films. The film stars Tharun, Sneha, Hamsavardhan, Dhamu, Kunal, Preetha in lead roles with Devan, Nizhalgal Ravi, Vinu Chakravarthy and Malaysia Vasudevan playing supporting roles. Soundtrack is composed by S. A. Rajkumar. R. Madhi and V. Jaishankar handled cinematography and editing respectively. It did reasonable business at the box-office.[1]

It was remade by Shajahan in Telugu in 2007 with the title Nava Vasantham.[2]


  • Plot 1
  • Cast 2
  • Soundtrack 3
  • References 4


This movie starts with Ganesh played by Tarun, who comes to meet his uncle in Chennai and to marry his uncle's daughter Priya played by Sneha. Eventually, he gets to know that his uncle is not interested to get his daughter married him. Ganesh only has a photo of childhood sneha and nothing else. He moves out of the house without meeting Priya. The movie moves to other three people namely Raja, Selvam and Vijay. They move out of their homes since they are not respected and encouraged to achieve their aims. Raja wants to become a Singer, Selvam wants to become an IAS officer and Vijay wants to become a Mimicrist. They 3 are in a very bad condition and were unable to pay their rent. House Owner rents Ganesh as one of their room-mate and all 4 become very happy as they emerge from the same village. At first, 3 create a big world in front of Ganesh but Ganesh later comes to know the truth that they are really suffering very badly. He then decides to work for his friends and sells his chain which he has kept for Priya as his mother's wish. Priya buys the same chain from shop. Ganesh pays the rent where the house owner warns him to move out from those 3 useless persons. He bets him that they will come out in flying colors one day. Ganesh lies to his friends about the money as given by his uncle.Ganesh prepares variety rice and tea and sells in local places and improves the conditions of the house and satisfies all his friend's needs with that money. On a seashore, Ganesh gets caught by Selvam and Vijay while washing the glasses. They all have a fight and compromises to start a hotel with the money Ganesh has saved. Meanwhile, in Selvam's college, Priya's friend loves him and his character. Even though he has neglected her but she doesn't stop from loving and irritating him. Once, he gets angry and scolds her using brutal words. He explains his situation and Ganesh's sacrifices to her. Selvam talks about the girl and her love towards him to Ganesh and asks permission whether to love her or not. Ganesh supports the girl and asks to accept her love since love is root cause leading to Success. Priya and her friend arrives and all meet each other. Priya starts to like Ganesh and his attitude. All the friends starts to concentrate on their hotel named as "friends" and come up in life. Ganesh gets Raja and Vijay a chance to sing in a big auditorium and they come up. Selvam gets selected in IAS exam and moves to training. All the 3 friend's family return to them as pride has touched them. Their family members treat Ganesh as a servant but he doesn't care.

Priya decides to convey her love, when a chain-snatcher snatches the chain. Ganesh fights and sees the chain and tell her about his uncle's daughter and his love for her from his childhood. He asks whether he could have the chain with him. Priya heart-broken gives the chain to him and moves to her house where she meets her friend with whom her parents have decided her marriage. Heartbroken, she accepts it and the marriage is fixed on the same day of the programme. A big programme was arranged to celebrate the award winning of Raja, Selvam and Vijay. Beginning, these 3 honoured their parents for their success which creates anger for the house-owner. Later, they explain the truth to their parents and the public. They invite Ganesh to the stage and shows the photo in front of everyone and pleads the girl to comes from where-ever she is and informs all their earnings are only for Ganesh and their uncle could not find any difficult in status. Sneha is shocked as well as happy since her photo appeared on the television. Priya arrives and the lovers unite with the permission of Priya's father.



Soundtrack is composed by S. A. Rajkumar.[3]

  • Doli Doli — Unnikrishnan, Harish Raghavendra, Swarnalatha, Dr. Narayanan
  • Engal Muchukulle — Shankar Mahadevan
  • Ennai Paada Vaitha — Hariharan
  • Kaatrile Paattu Varum — Unnikrishnan
  • Vetrikku Mel Vetri — Shankar Mahadevan
  • Mazhaiye — Sujatha Mohan


  1. ^ "Punnagai Desam".  
  2. ^ "Shajahan's musical entertainer".  
  3. ^ "Punnagai Desam Songs - Tamil Movie Songs -". Raaga. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
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