Meendum Kokila (1981)

 ●  Tamil ● 2 hrs 25 mins

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Embedded with wry humour and social relevance, this satirical romantic drama delves into concepts of marriage, fidelity, tradition and attraction through the twists and turns in the life of Subramaniam, a lawyer who is married to a traditional young woman, Kokila and has a daughter. Things go well until he meets Kamini, a movie star in a party. Bewitched and captivated by Kamini's glamour and sophistication, he lets his infatuation become so all consuming that he becomes ready to sacrifice his own family for her. Kokila's efforts in bringing back her husband forms the rest of the story.

Cast: Kamal Haasan, Sridevi Kapoor

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

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Drama, Romance

Release Dates: 14 Jan 1981 (India)

Tamil Name: மீண்டும் கோகிலா

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Did you know? Initially Mahendran opted out of this film after a song sequence was shot. Later as the film progressed Rekha pulled out citing no reason and was replaced with Deepa. Read More
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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Tamil
Spoken Languages:
Hindi
Colour Info:
Color
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Tracklist
Music Label: Saregama India Limited
01 
04:21
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Kannadasan
Playback Singer: SP Balasubramaniam, S Janaki
02 
04:33
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Kannadasan
Playback Singer: KJ Yesudas, SP Sailaja
03 
04:20
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Playback Singer: KJ Yesudas, S Janaki
04 
03:47
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Playback Singer: SP Balasubramaniam
05 
04:17
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Playback Singer: KJ Yesudas, S Janaki
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04:20
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Playback Singer: SP Balasubramaniam
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04:20
Trivia:
This movie was dubbed into Hindi under the title Mr & Mrs Malini Iyer (1981).

This film was a phenomenal success at the box office and firmly established Sridevi as one of the top actress in South India.

It was Kamal Haasan who requested G Rangarajan to take over as director of this movie.

Initially Mahendran opted out of this film after a song sequence was shot. Later as the film progressed Rekha pulled out citing no reason and was replaced with Deepa.

Rekha was the original choice for the female lead role and scenes featuring her were shot till 3000 feet.

This film was originally directed by J Mahendran with Kamal Haasan, Sridevi and Rekha, in her Tamil cinema debut, playing prominent roles.

Her delightful and authentic performance in this film, as a Brahmin woman won Sridevi great praise from audiences and fetched her a Filmfare Award.
Movie Connection(s):
Dubbed into: Mr & Mrs Malini Iyer (Hindi)