Penmani Aval Kanmani is a 1988 Indian Tamil-language film, directed by Visu and produced by Rajam Balachander and Pushpa Kandaswamy. The film stars Prathap Pothen, Seetha, Visu and Kishmu. The film had musical score by Shankar Ganesh. The film was remade in Telugu as Aadade Adharam.
The movie deals with how Radio Mama (Visu) solves the family related problems in the other neighbouring households. Four families are principally involved in this movie. Visu’s family comprises of his son Prathap Pothen, daughter-in-law Kutti Padmini and their two kids. Visu always causes trouble at home by ignoring household chores and instead focussing on neighbouring household’s problems. Ilavarasan’s family comprises of his wife Aruna and parents Delhi Ganesh and Kamala Kamesh. Aruna ill-treats her in-laws. Dilip’s family comprises of his wife Seetha and mother M.N.Rajam. Seetha is tortured by her mother-in-law. Kishmu’s family comprises of his wife Vadivukkarasi, son Ramesh Arvind and daughter-in-law Madhuri. Kishmu and his son are drunkards and do not earn anything for their family.
How Radio Mama solves the different problems of Dowry, Ill treatment of mother and father-in-laws by daughter-in-law, Ill treatment of daughter-in-laws by mother-in-law, Alcoholism in slums, etc with his wit, courage and humour forms the story of the movie.
Directed by Visu
Produced by Rajam Balachander & Pushpa Kandaswamy
Written by Visu
Starring Prathap Pothen, Seetha, Visu, Kishmu
Music by Shankar Ganesh
Cinematography N. Balakrishnan
Edited by Ganesh-Kumar
Production Kavithalayaa Productions
Distributed by Kavithalayaa Productions
Release date 11 March 1988
Running time 147 minutes