Aval Appadithan (1978)

 ●  Tamil ● 1 hr 54 mins

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Evocative and provocative, this woman-centric social drama revolves around an independently minded woman, Manju (Sripriya), who works in advertising for a male chauvinist boss (Rajnikant). Weary of men, she keeps her distance from her sensitive boyfriend Arun (Kamalahasan), who makes vox-pop documentaries. After patiently waiting for any interminably long period, Arun eventually accepts an arranged marriage, only for Manju to finally declare her love for him. Is it too late for Manju? Will Arun break his engagement and agree to marry Manju, or will Manju be left alone to lead a lonely existence?

Cast: Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth, Sripriya Raj Kumar

Crew: Rudraiah Chockalingam (Director), Ilaiyaraaja (Music Director)

Rating: A (India)

Genres: Drama

Release Dates: 30 Oct 1978 (India)

Tamil Name: அவள் அப்படித்தான்

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Did you know? Very little is known about C Rudhraiya, the director of this movie. He directed just one more movie 'Gramathu Athiyayam'. Read More
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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Tamil
Colour Info:
Black & White
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
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Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Gangai Amaran
Playback Singer: Kamal Haasan
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Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Gangai Amaran
Playback Singer: KJ Yesudas
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Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Gangai Amaran
Playback Singer: S Janaki
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Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Gangai Amaran
Playback Singer: Ilaiyaraaja
Trivia:
During production this movie was mired in problems involving Kamal Haasan and his availability who was slated to act in the movie. The director, Rudraiah shot the movie with 'fresh' actors to prove a point when Kamal Haasan pulled out of the project.

A lot of English is used, particularly during the 'whiskey-and-cigarette' discussions between Rajinikanth and Kamal Hassan, which are one of the highlights of this movie.

This film uses sharp contrasts of black and white to lend an almost surreal atmosphere to the movie.

Very little is known about C Rudhraiya, the director of this movie. He directed just one more movie 'Gramathu Athiyayam'.

This was the first film dedicated to Ananthoo, outside banner of Rahini Recreation, Kala Kendra and later Kavithalaya. He was the person behind the success of K. Balachandar and Kamal who had been intellectual associate with K Balachandar for about 3 decades. He also changed the name of Arumugam as Rudraiah, this film's director.