Kadivalam (1984)

 ●  Tamil ● 2 hrs 9 mins

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This family-oriented relationship drama delves into the struggles and challenges in the life of hard-working, lower-and middle-class families in Indian society. Raghu works at a factory for a small salary. His wife, Janaki is in charge of running the household and keeping the accounts so that everyone's vital needs are taken care of. Raghu's elderly father, and their two children, Karthik, an educated but unemployed young man and Sumathi, a student. Raghu is a member of the employees union, and plays an important role in mediating between the administration and the employees. As challenging circumstances cause tension and conflict between the workers and the owners, how will Raghu's life be affected? Despite a constricting budget, Janaki ensures that all the family members are well cared for and happy, but doesn't back away from teaching her children the importance of responsibility and accountability. How will Raghu and Janaki deal with their mounting financial pressures? Will they succeed in securing a prosperous future for Karthik and Sumathi?

Crew: Balamurali (Director), Shankar Ganesh (Music Director)

Rating: A (India)

Genres: Drama, Family

Release Dates: 01 Jan 1984 (India)

Tamil Name: கடிவாளம்

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Film Type:
Feature Film
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Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1