Mr & Mrs Malini Iyer (1981)

 ●  Hindi ● 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 Kokila, a traditional wife, 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)

Hindi Name: मर & मरस मालिनी इयर

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Did you know? Initially Mahendran opted out of the film after a song sequence was shot. Later as the film progressed Rekha pulled out citing no reason and was replaced by Deepa. Read More
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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Hindi
Spoken Languages:
Tamil
Colour Info:
Color
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Trivia:
This movie is dubbed from the Tamil movie Meendum Kokila (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 the film as director of this film.

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

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

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

This film was a phenomenal success at the box office and firmly established Sridevi as one of the top actress in South India.
Movie Connection(s):
Dubbed from: Meendum Kokila (Tamil)