Avargal (1977)

 ●  Tamil ● 2 hrs 46 mins

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Embedded with social relevance and charged emotions, this brooding relationship drama follows the ups and downs in the life of Anu (Sujatha), who after separating from her boyfriend Bharani (Ravikumar) is forced to marry Ramnath (Rajnikant), the sadistic boss of her dying father. After she has a child she takes the bold decision that she has had enough of the abuse, gets a divorce and finds a job in Madras. Her old lover Bharani is now her neighbour and their affair is resumed. Through all of this, she is supported by a Malayali clerk and ventriloquist Janardan (Kamalahasan), who also loves her. When her former husband reappears to destroy again her aspirations for a new life, her repentant mother-in-law (Leelavathi) stands by her, getting employed as her servant. With her husband, ex-lover and Janardhan, all dreaming of a life with her, it seems sure that Anu will find the ideal mate this time around, right?
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Cast: Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth, Sujatha Jayakar

Crew: K Balachander (Director), BS Lokanath (Director of Photography), MS Viswanathan (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Drama, Family

Release Dates: 25 Feb 1977 (India)

Tamil Name: அவர்கள்

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Did you know? Kamal was said to have learnt the art of 'ventriloquism' in order to portray his character perfectly. Read More
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as Janardhan/Johnny
as Ramanathan
as Anubama/Anu
as Gayathri
as Anu's Mother-in-law
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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
01 
03:31
Music Director: MS Viswanathan
Lyricist: Kannadasan
Playback Singer: SP Balasubramaniam
02 
01:53
Music Director: MS Viswanathan
Lyricist: Kannadasan
Playback Singer: S Janaki
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04:14
Music Director: MS Viswanathan
Lyricist: Kannadasan
Playback Singer: S Janaki
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06:01
Music Director: MS Viswanathan
Lyricist: Kannadasan
Playback Singer: SP Balasubramaniam
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04:15
Music Director: MS Viswanathan
Lyricist: Kannadasan
Playback Singer: S Janaki
Trivia:
Rajinikanth's role in this movie had several shades of grey and made a deep impact on the audience, as it gave him the opportunity to showcase his full range and depth as an actor.

Director, K. Balachander later remade this movie in the Telugu language, under the title Idi Katha Kaadu (1979) with Jayasudha, Kamal Haasan, Chiranjeevi and Sarath Babu.

Kamal was said to have learnt the art of 'ventriloquism' in order to portray his character perfectly.

This film qualified for the 'Indian Panorama' but did not win in the end.
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Remade as: Idhi Katha Kadhu (Telugu)