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Directed byPandiraj
Written byPandiraj
Produced bySasikumar
StarringKishore DS
Sree Raam
Vega Tamotia
Edited byYoga Baskar
Music byJames Vasanthan
Company Production
Release date
  • 1 May 2009 (2009-05-01)
Running time
151 minutes
Box office11 crore[1]

Pasanga (transl. Kids) is an Indian Tamil-language children's film directed by Pandiraj. It stars debutant child actors like Kishore DS, Sree Raam and Pandian, along with newcomer Vimal and Vega Tamotia in supporting roles. [2]The film is produced by Sasikumar and music score is composed by James Vasanthan.They rose to fame after their 2008 hit film Subramaniyapuram that was released on 1 May 2009 to critical acclaim, winning three National Film Awards and several other awards at international film festivals.[3]


The story unfolds in a dry and barren village. The protagonist Anbukkarasu (Kishore) wants to excel in life as a collector and is a preceious child. He meets Jeevanandam (Sree Raam), the son of the school teacher Chokkulingam (Jayaprakash). The meeting occurs on the first day of school. In the long run, Jeeva develops an instant dislike for Anbu even the good-hearted Anbu tries to befriend him. However, Jeeva continues to hate Anbu with a passion. Enters Manonmani (Dharini), Jeeva's cousin, who develops an affinity towards Anbu. This makes Jeeva detest Anbu further. Anbu excels academically and in extracurricular activities, which contributes to widening the rift between the two. Anbu's parents have different opinions on life, resulting in a fight between them that Jeeva uses as a means to hurt Anbu further.

A fight between Anbu and Jeeva escalates to involve their parents, and this divides their families. The elders smooth out their differences when Jeeva's father speaks to Anbu's father about forgiveness, leading Anbu's father to get along better with his wife. In a twist, Meenakshi Sundaram (Vimal), Anbu's uncle, falls in love with Soppikannu (Vega Tamotia), Jeeva's sister. The families unite when they agree to the marriage of Meenakshi Sundaram and Soppikannu, much to the chagrin of Jeeva and Anbu, whose rift deepens.

At the end of their sixth grade, Jeeva's father asks the class to a write a letter about good and bad events in their past year, and this causes Anbu and Jeeva to share their feelings about one another. Anbu expresses his liking of Jeeva, while Jeeva continues to express his dislike of Anbu. However, Manonmani helps Jeeva understand that Anbu has changed his life for the better. When Anbu meets with a sudden accident, Jeeva's encouragement helps Anbu recover. Jeeva apologizes, they become friends, and the film ends with Meenakshi Sundaram's marriage to Soppikannu.



Pandiraj at the presentation of the film, during the 40th International Film Festival (IFFI-2009), at Panaji, Goa on 27 November 2009.
Pandiraj at the presentation of the film, during the 40th International Film Festival (IFFI-2009), at Panaji, Goa on 27 November 2009.

Ramakrishnan was initially offered a lead role by Pandiraj, who was Ramakrishnan's colleague when they were assistants to director Cheran. As Ramakrishnan was busy with the shoot of Kunguma Poovum Konjum Puravum (2009), Vemal was cast in the role instead.[4]


57th National Film Awards

Tamil Nadu State Film Awards

57th Filmfare Awards South

4th Vijay Awards

Other awards

International Film Festival


Soundtrack album by
Released25 March 2009 (2009-03-25)
GenreFilm soundtrack
LabelThink Music
Sony Music
James Vasanthan chronology
Police Quarters

Music and soundtracks were composed by Subramaniyapuram composer James Vasanthan. The soundtrack features four songs, the lyrics for which are written by Thamarai, Yugabharathi and James Vasanthan himself.

Track Song Singer(s) Duration Lyrics Notes
1 "Naandhaan Goppanda" Sathyanarayanan, Larson Cyril 4:32 Yugabharathi
2 "Oru Vetkam Varudhe" Naresh Iyer, Shreya Ghoshal 6:00 Thamarai
3 "Who's that Guy" Benny Dayal 2:02 James Vasanthan
4 "Anbaale Azhagaagum" M. Balamurali Krishna, Sivaangi Krishnakumar 6:06 Yugabharathi


The satellite rights of the film were sold to Kalaignar TV.[7]


The film was remade in Sri Lanka by Sinhala-language under the title Daruwane in 2012.[citation needed]


  1. ^ [1] Archived 28 May 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Pasanga Cast & Crew, Pasanga Tamil Movie Cast, Actor, Actress, Director". FilmiBeat. Retrieved 10 September 2021.
  3. ^ "'Pasanga' screening in China - Tamil Movie News". IndiaGlitz. 21 May 2010. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
  4. ^ "Ramakrishanan earns Pandiraj praise". 12 January 2018.
  5. ^ "It's 10 years of Pasanga - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 17 July 2021.
  6. ^ "2009-14 Tamil Nadu film awards announced". 14 July 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  7. ^ "Pasanga Movie on Kalaignar TV". The Times of India. 11 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.