|Directed by||K. Subash|
|Written by||K. Subash|
|Produced by||K. Subash|
|Cinematography||Bernat S. David|
|Edited by||P. Madhan Mohan|
|Music by||A. R. Rahman|
Pavithra is a 1994 Indian Tamil-language drama film written, produced and directed by K. Subash under his home banner, Dhanooja Films. The film stars Raadhika, Nassar, Ajith Kumar and Keerthana. The film's music was by A. R. Rahman and lyrics by Vairamuthu. The film was released on 2 November 1994, Diwali day.
Ashok is a cancer patient, and Pavithra is a nurse in the hospital where he is being treated. Since Ashok's age is same as her child (which was stillborn, and she is childless), Pavithra showers maternal affection on him, which her husband Raghu mistakes as something else because of Nambiar, a rogue doctor. Confusion ensues, and Pavithra misunderstands Ashok. In the end, Ashok dies and Pavithra adopts a baby as her own child.
Ajith's voice was dubbed for by Sekar.
The soundtrack was composed by A. R. Rahman. The song "Sevvaanam" is based on "Mamboove" from Yoddha (1992).
|1.||"Sevvaanam Chinna Pen"||Vairamuthu||Mano, S. P. Pallavi||3:47|
|2.||"Eechambazham"||Palani Bharathi||Shahul Hameed, K. S. Chithra||4:59|
|3.||"Uyirum Neeyae"||Vairamuthu||P. Unnikrishnan||5:25|
|4.||"Azhagu Nilave"||Vairamuthu||K. S. Chithra||5:23|
Pavithra was released on 2 November 1994, Diwali day. Malini Mannath of The Indian Express said, "The writer-director should be commended for giving importance to the story line and the scenes in some places are really touching. But certain crucial episodes have been shoddily treated". K. Vijiyan of New Straits Times said the story, though unusual to Tamil cinema, was not well developed or brought across effectively, and "The director's inexperience in tackling sentimental subjects shows. Radhika may be a good actress but she needs a good director". The film went on to win two National Film Awards: Best Male Playback Singer (Unnikrishnan) and Best Lyrics (Vairamuthu). Furthermore, the film won third prize in the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Film winners list. According to Ajith, the film changed the course of his life "to a certain extent".