Ponmaanai Thedi (English: Searching the golden deer) is a 1998 Tamil comedy-drama film directed by Paari. The film features Saravanan and Suvarna Mathew in lead roles, with Vinu Chakravarthy, R. Sundarrajan, Delhi Ganesh, Vadivelu, Venniradai Moorthy and Sathyapriya playing supporting roles. The film, produced by Suba. Senthik Kumar, had musical score by Soundaryan and was released on 6 November 1998.
Sundaram (Saravanan) is a good for nothing young man while his father Ayyappan (Vinu Chakravarthy) is a rich house owner. Ayyappan can't bear Sundaram's laziness. One day, his cousin Priya (Suvarna Mathew) and her parents comes from Mumbai to Sundaram's village. Priya is a well-educated and modern girl. After meeting Priya, Sundaram falls in love with her. Ayyappan decides to prepare the marriage between Sundaram and Priya but in the meantime Priya's parents arrange the marriage of Priya with another man. Ayyappan hides the truth to the naive Sundaram. At the wedding day, Sundaram manages to stop the wedding at time. In contrast, Priya slaps him and reveals that she was not in love with Sundaram. The groom's family cancels the wedding and Shanmugam dies from a heart attack. What transpires later forms the crux of the story.
The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Soundaryan. The soundtrack, released in 1998, features 5 tracks with lyrics written by Soundaryan, Piraisoodan and Hussein Bharathi.