Maelnattu Marumaghal (1975)

 ●  Tamil ● 2 hrs 18 mins

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This socially relevant drama delves into the complications that arise in the lives of two brothers, Sivakumar and Raja (Kamal Haasan) due to their respective marriages. Their simple, happy and harmonious familial relationships are exhaustively tested when Sivakumar marries a European girl who admires Tamil culture and tradition, and Raja marries a Tamil girl who is attracted to Western customs. This enlightening tale delves into traditional Indian beliefs and social norms, and the increasing influence of the West on our culture.

Cast: Jayasudha, Kamal Haasan, Sivakumar

Crew: AP Nagarajan (Director), Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Drama, Family

Release Dates: 10 May 1975 (India)

Tamil Name: மேல்நாட்டு மருமகள்

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Did you know? This film was remade in Telugu under the title 'America Ammayi'. Read More
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Film Type:
Feature Film
Colour Info:
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Music Director: Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan
Playback Singer: Vani Jayaram
A young Kamal Haasan plays the role of Raja, the younger brother of Sivakumar in this movie.

In a rare occurrence for Tamil movies of the period, the role of Sivakumar's wife was played by a Westerner, French actress Laurance Pourtale.

Vani Ganapathy, a danseuse made a cameo appearance in this movie during a dance sequence alongside Kamal Haasan, whom she later married in 1978.

This film was remade in Telugu under the title 'America Ammayi'.