Paatti Sollai Thattathe (Eng: Do not disobey your grandmother’s words) is a 1988 Tamil-language Indian comedy film, directed by Rajashekar and produced by AVM Productions. The film stars Pandiarajan, Urvashi and Manorama in leading roles. It was released on 22 July 1988 and became a silver jubilee success. The film was remade in Telugu as Bamma Maata Bangaru Baata (1990).
Kannathaa, an old rich countrywoman of character, as well as her husband, Vadjiran Suppaiya, an old hunter, look forward to the return of Selvam, their unique grandson, whom they raised with love, since the death of his parents. Selvam returns at his home, having ended his high studies. In the train which returns him, he meets Seetha, also a graduate, who avoids her home, because of a marriage forced with a notorious procurer. Because he knows how to marry not with the one who was intended he and chosen by the good care of his grandmother, Selvam exiles himself with Seetha, who has just married him, towards the capital.
The couple meets difficult debuts, because they are obliged to work in the same office, by pretending not to know each other. They have to face a multitude of qui pro quos. Then once reconciled with his grandmother, Selvam and Seetha is obliged to lie him, by presenting him a child who is not theirs. Indeed, Vadjiran Suppaiya who had come see his grandson, well before, leaves Seetha with a child in her arms. The old man deduced that it was theirs. Selvam “thus” “rented”, with Anushiya, her baby, to keep up appearances. But the young woman turns out to be a big swindler. She exploits the situation of the couple.
Directed by Rajashekar
Produced by M. Saravanan, M. Balasubramanian & M. S. Guhan
Written by Chitralaya Gopu
Starring Pandiarajan, Urvashi, Manorama
Music by Chandrabose
Edited by R. Vittal & C. Laasni
Production AVM Productions
Release date 22 July 1988
Running time 148 minutes