Isaiaruvi is a one stop destination for Tamil music and is exclusively dedicated to Tamil music lovers. 'Paatu-thalaivan' is one of the music shows telecasted in Isai-aruvi and is a part of the Kalaignar TV network. Kalaignar TV was launched in September 2006 and was owned by Kalaignar TV (P) Ltd. Kalaignar network has launched various channels to promote Tamil cinema. The various channels of Kalaignar TV includes Seithigal, Chitiram, Murasu, Sirippoli and Isaiaruvi. Seithigal TV broadcasts updated news, Sirippoli pays tribute to comedy and Isaiaruvi features Tamil music. Among all these channels Sirippoli and Isaiaruvi are most watched among the Tamil audience. Isaiaruvi is a channel that broadcasts a wide variety of classical music, folk hits and Tamil pops.
The show 'Paatu-thalaivan' is featured in Isaiaruvi. The show timing is between 9 am-10 am every Monday. A solo actor from Tamil cinema renders super hit Tamil songs back to back in this show. The show did not gain much popularity among the audience and the popularity meter displays low for this show, ‘Paatu-thalaivan’. Male solo songs in Tamil cinemas are most featured in this show. The name ‘Paatu-thalaivan’ orginated from the famous Illayaraja song featured in the movie 'Ithayakovil'. Actor Mohan played a key role for the success of the song ‘Paatu-thalaivan’.
Isai-aruvi honors the pioneers of Tamil Cinema including the song lyricists, musicians and singers by broadcasting various ‘In retrospect programs’. Paatu-thalaivan is one such show where musicians showcase their talents by singing songs back to back. Male singers are given utmost importance in this show. IsaiaruviTv broadcasts a number of TV shows including 'Inisai’, 'IsaiThendral Live’, 'ThulalIsai live’, 'MelliyaPoongatru’, 'IsaiVanakkam’, 'Kuthupaatu’ and ‘Inisai’. This show can be watched on Isaiaruvi Tv, by registering on Lyca’s Tv Tamil language package. It can also be watched from the official Kalaignar website, www.Kalaignartv.co.in.