Ladies Only (1994)

 ●  Malayalam ● 2 hrs 11 mins

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This deeply socially relevant drama is highly insightful and provides a uniquely comedic portrayal of the class and skill hierarchies that are formed at workplaces. It also delves into the sensitive subject of discrimination and sexual harassment against women employees by superiors. These important social issues are shown in a humorous light through the example of three women from different strata of society: Janaki (Urvashi) a typist who lives with her husband and her baby, and must work to earn a living as her husband lost his job in a factory. Pappamma (Rohini) is a house keeper who lives with her drunkard, rickshaw-pulling husband and earns for both their living and her husband's drinking expense. Satya (Revathi), is a computer graduate and designer, seeking an ideal groom for marriage. When a prospective groom's family demanded a very high dowry, she voluntarily stops the marriage, as she doesn't like the idea of being sold or bargained for. The crux of this movie is the friendship that forms between these three women, and how they deal with the menace of the manager at the fashion export company where they all work.

Cast: Kamal Haasan, Revathi, Rohini, Urvashi

Crew: Singeetam Srinivasa Rao (Director), S Tirru (Director of Photography), Ilaiyaraaja (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Release Dates: 25 Feb 1994 (India)

Malayalam Name: ലടീസ് ഒണ്‍ലി

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Film Type:
Feature Film
Spoken Languages:
Tamil, Telugu
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Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
This movie was remade in Hindi once more as "Hello Darling" (2010) with Javed Jaffrey and Gul Panag playing key roles.

Owing to its phenomenal success, this movie was later dubbed in Telugu as "Aadavaallaku Maatram'"and "Ladies Only" in Malayalam.

This movie was inspired by the American film "9 to 5".

Actor Kamal Haasan played a guest appearance in this movie.

The film was remade in Hindi as "Ladies Only" but it was never released.
Movie Connection(s):
Dubbed from: Magalir Mattum (Tamil)