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Nizhal Nijamakirathu (1978)

An innocent dreamer, Thilagam works as a cook at the house where Venkatachalam& his sister, Indumathi's live. She is coveted by the slow-witted deaf household help, Kasi @ Sevudan (Deaf man... See full summary »

Director:

K. Balachander

Writer:

Pamman (story)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kamal Haasan ... Sanjeevi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sarath Babu Sarath Babu ... Venkatachalam
M. Sundari Bai M. Sundari Bai ... Ponnamma
Mouli ... Manmatha Naidu
K. Nataraj K. Nataraj ... Ayyavu
Oru Viral Krishna Rao Oru Viral Krishna Rao ... Kalimuthu
Shobha Shobha ... Thilagam
Sumithra ... Indumathi (as Sumitra)
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An innocent dreamer, Thilagam works as a cook at the house where Venkatachalam& his sister, Indumathi's live. She is coveted by the slow-witted deaf household help, Kasi @ Sevudan (Deaf man) as well as Venkatachalam. In this setting enters Sanjeevi, a modern chap rooted in communist ideals who constantly meddles with the men-hating Indumathi. One fine day, Thilagam becomes pregnant and a riveting drama ensues. Written by PipingHotViews

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Country:

India

Language:

Tamil

Release Date:

24 March 1978 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Illusion Becomes Reality See more »

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Kalakendra Films See more »
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This is a remake of the Malayalam movie Adimagal (1969) directed by K.S. Sethumadhavan released in 1969 See more »

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A brilliant movie for the time....
10 July 2006 | by srikanth_at_mailSee all my reviews

When I first saw this movie, I thought it was bold idea for the period this was made. Kamal Hasan is at his best, in one of his memorable roles as a young man with revolutionary ideas about life and society (Sanjeevi if I remember right).The story is about Kamal Hasan's friend (played by Sarath Babu) who retracts from admitting the affair with his servant maid that leaves her pregnant (the reason being social inequalities) and Sarath Babu's feminist sister (played by Sumithra) who loves/hates Sanjeevi and his attitude.

The album has some memorable numbers tuned by M.S Viswanathan (Kamban Emaandhaan, Ilakkanam maarudho...). This is one of the many contemporary cinemas (for that period) from the great K.Balachandar and Kamal Hasan combo who dared to be different amidst a bunch of pathetic movie makers.


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