Kalyanaraman (1979)

 ●  Tamil ● 2 hrs 20 mins

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Spiced with humour, this offbeat thriller follows the fluctuating fortunes of a naive simpleton, Kalyana who just happens to be the only heir to a massive inheritance. The manager of his father's estate and others close to the family are greedy and wish to deceive him and take over possession of his wealth. When Kalyana accidentally comes to know of this plot, he rushes to inform the police, but the enemy's catch up with him and murder him. The love of his life, Shenbagam, who witnesses this horrifying crime, becomes mentally unstable from her inability to bear the trauma. Kalyana's restless ghost travels to Madras and confides everything to his separated twin brother, Raman. He wants his brother to go home, exact revenge, and take care of Shenbagam. How will Raman react to these bizarre set of circumstances?
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Cast: Kamal Haasan, Sridevi Kapoor

Crew: GN Rangarajan (Director), NK Viswanathan (Director of Photography), Ilaiyaraaja (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Action, Comedy, Drama

Release Dates: 06 Jul 1979 (India)

Tamil Name: கல்யாணராமன்

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Did you know? 'Ghazab' starring Dharmendra and 'Sriramachandra' starring V Ravichandran are remakes of this film. Read More
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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Tamil
Colour Info:
Color
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
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04:15
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Playback Singer: Malaysia Vasudevan
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04:17
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Playback Singer: Malaysia Vasudevan
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04:39
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Playback Singer: SP Sailaja
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Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Playback Singer: S Janaki
Trivia:
Jappanil Kalyanaraman (1985) is the sequel to this film, the first of its kind in Tamil cinema, six years after its release.

'Ghazab' starring Dharmendra and 'Sriramachandra' starring V Ravichandran are remakes of this film.

This movie completed a 140-day run at the box office and is considered a blockbuster.
Movie Connection(s):
Remade as: Ghazab (Hindi)
Followed by: Jappanil Kalyanaraman (Tamil)