Manmatha Leelai (1976)

 ●  Tamil ● 2 hrs 41 mins

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This bold social drama explores concepts of love, marriage, fidelity and commitment through the life of Madhu, a handsome man who is married to, Rekha. Madhu is a charming womaniser, who makes a hobby of having extramarital affairs with various women, including those who are married. Slowly, Rekha begins to suspect Madhu, which slowly builds deep conflict and antagonism between them. Rekha is a loving wife and a homemaker, who is torn between accepting her husband and living a separated life after having discovered the travails of her own father. What will Rekha's decision be, and how will Madhu react to it?

Cast: Jayapradha, Kamal Haasan

Crew: K Balachander (Director), BS Lokanath (Director of Photography), MS Viswanathan (Music Director)

Rating: A (India)

Genres: Comedy, Musical, Romance

Release Dates: 25 Feb 1976 (India)

Tamil Name: மன்மத லீலை

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Did you know? This film was dubbed into Telugu as 'Manmadha Leela'. Read More
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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Tamil
Colour Info:
Color
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Tracklist
01 
04:38
Music Director: MS Viswanathan
Lyricist: Kannadasan
Playback Singer: KJ Yesudas, LR Eswari
02 
03:21
Music Director: MS Viswanathan
Lyricist: Kannadasan
Playback Singer: KJ Yesudas
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04:42
Music Director: MS Viswanathan
Lyricist: Kannadasan
Playback Singer: Vani Jayaram
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04:49
Music Director: MS Viswanathan
Lyricist: Kannadasan
Playback Singer: SP Balasubramaniam
05 
04:39
Music Director: MS Viswanathan
Lyricist: Kannadasan
Playback Singer: SP Balasubramaniam
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03:11
Music Director: MS Viswanathan
Lyricist: Kannadasan
Playback Singer: P Susheela, SP Balasubramaniam
Trivia:
This movie was a huge box office success.

Kamal Haasan once said about this movie, "it was an interesting subject. For that period it was unusual, a breaking down of the fidelity stereotypes".

Controversies arose during the release of this movie, only because of the reason that Balachander was a visionary, at least 10 years ahead of the film-makers of his time.

Though this film was criticised for its bold content when it released, it has received cult status with passing years and is considered a trendsetter.

MR Radha's son Radha Ravi made his Tamil debut in this movie.

This film was dubbed into Telugu as 'Manmadha Leela'.

A number of actresses debuted through this film, including Jayaprada, Y Vijaya, among others.
Movie Connection(s):
Dubbed into: Meethi Meethi Baatein (Hindi)