Cinema Paithiyam (1975)

 ●  Tamil ● 2 hrs 38 mins

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Adhering to its title 'Cinema Paithiyam', this enlightening, socially relevant drama traces the life and transformation of Jaya (Jayachitra) from being mired in the illusion of the reel world to the real world. So obsessed is she with movies and the movie world, that she worships the popular film hero Jai Shankar, believing all that he portrays on screen, to be his real self. He becomes the ideal man of her dreams, and she even tattoos his name in her arm. Hell breaks loose when she refuses to marry the boy Natarajan (Kamalhaasan) arranged by her brother and her sister-in-law. At his juncture, steps in her Uncle, who takes it upon himself to show her the true world, by taking her on a trip around the real life of a star.

Cast: Jayachitra Ganesh, Kamal Haasan

Crew: Muktha V Srinivasan (Director), MS Viswanathan (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Drama

Release Dates: 24 Jan 1975 (India)

Tamil Name: சினிமா பைத்தியம்

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Did you know? This movie is a remake of the Hindi hit film Hrishikesh Mukherjee's Guddi (1971), which is largely credited for skyrocketing Jaya Bhaduri's career and endowing her with the status of a star. 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
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No
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Music Director: MS Viswanathan
Lyricist: Kannadasan
Playback Singer: Vani Jayaram
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Music Director: MS Viswanathan
Lyricist: Kannadasan
Playback Singer: TM Soundararajan
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Music Director: MS Viswanathan
Lyricist: Kannadasan
Playback Singer: LR Eswari
Trivia:
Heroine Jayachitra did two of Jaya Bhaduri's Hindi films: this film being the Tamil remake of Guddi (1971), and later the Telugu remake of Anamika (1973) titled Kalpana (1977), where she played the title role, and which also became a memorable film.

Leading lady Jayachitra later claimed that this film broke a record as being the first black-and-white film that ran for more than 100 days at a theatre called Devi-Sridevi Complex in Madras, Tamil Nadu.

In this movie Nadigar thilagam Sivaji Ganesan and Jayalalitha done a cameo part.

This movie is a remake of the Hindi hit film Hrishikesh Mukherjee's Guddi (1971), which is largely credited for skyrocketing Jaya Bhaduri's career and endowing her with the status of a star.
Movie Connection(s):
Remake of: Guddi (Hindi)