Nizhal Nijamakirathu (1978)

 ●  Tamil ● 2 hrs 25 mins

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This contemporary romantic drama follows Sanjeevi, a smart young man, who arrives to see his friend Venkatachalam. Venkatachalam lives with his strong-willed and vivacious sister, Indumathi, a beautiful maid Thilagam and a slow-witted but kind servant Kasi. Indumathi has a strong hatred for all men after having been rejected years ago, which amuses Sanjeevi and gives him scope for banter and wit with her. Just as the attraction and chemistry between the two blossoms into love, complications unfold. Thilagam becomes pregnant and Sanjeevi is pointed to as the culprit. Is Sanjeevi really the father of Thilagam's child? Is Indumathi right to think of all men as scoundrels? How will events unfold in the lives of these five intertwined lives?
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Cast: Kamal Haasan, Shobha Menon, Sumithra Rajendra

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

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Drama, Family, Romance

Release Dates: 24 Mar 1978 (India)

Tamil Name: நிழல் நிஜமாகிறது

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Did you know? Balachander, who used to watch Moulee's plays, liked his style writing, and wanted him to write a comedy track for this movie. Moulee said that he was given the liberty by Balachander to insert comedy sequences wherever he wanted and that he wrote 16 scenes for the film. Read More
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as Sanjeevi
as Thilagam
as Indumathi
as Manmatha Naidu
as Venkatachalam

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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Tamil
Colour Info:
Black & White
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
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No
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04:25
Music Director: MS Viswanathan
Lyricist: Kannadasan
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04:27
Music Director: MS Viswanathan
Lyricist: Kannadasan
Playback Singer: SP Balasubramaniam
Trivia:
Balachander, who used to watch Moulee's plays, liked his style writing, and wanted him to write a comedy track for this movie. Moulee said that he was given the liberty by Balachander to insert comedy sequences wherever he wanted and that he wrote 16 scenes for the film.

Balachander gave TSBK Moulee, who had directed films under Balachander's banner, a cameo role as a "women-obsessed local tattler".

Balachandar cast Malayalam actress Shoba Mahendra in a pivotal role in this film but the delayed release of the film meant that Karaikkudi Narayanan’s Achaani (1978) marked Shobha's debut as a lead actress in Tamil.

Sarath Babu was given a role in this film, after Balachander saw him at a function. His first shot was at Hyderabad, and it was the first Tamil movie he worked on.

This movie is a remake of the Telugu film Chilakamma Cheppindi (1977), directed by Eranki Sharma, with Rajinikanth in the lead role.
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Remake of: Chilakamma Cheppindi (Telugu)