Pavithra is a 1994 Tamil language drama film written, produced and directed by K. Subash under his home banner, Dhanooja Films. The film features Raadhika in the lead role with Nassar and Ajith Kumar in supporting roles. The film's music was by A. R. Rahman and lyrics by Vairamuthu. The film opened on 2 November 1994 as one among the Deepavali releases audio song released November 1994 and received critical acclaim.
The film is about a quasi-mother-son relationship between Pavithra (Raadhika) and Ashok (Ajith Kumar). Ashok is a patient suffering from cancer, and Pavithra is a nurse in the hospital where he is being treated. Since Ashok's age is same as her child (which was still born and died and she is childless), Pavithra showers maternal affection on him, which her husband mistakes as something else because of a villain doctor, who is a rogue. Confusion ensues, and Pavithra misunderstands Ashok. In the end, Ashok dies and Pavithra adopts a baby as her own child.