Sippikkul Muthu (1986)

 ●  Tamil ● 2 hrs 40 mins

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Kamal Haasan plays the role of Sivayya, an autistic person, living in a village with his grandmother (Nirmalamma). All he is good at is obeying what his trusted grandmother says. In an attempt to do good to Lalitha (Raadhika), a destitute young widow with a 5-year old son, the simpleton Sivayya marries her during an auspicious village festival. The villagers are shocked and try to harm him as his act goes against traditional societal norms. In the meantime, Sivayya's beloved grandmother dies. Lalitha wants to save her new husband's life and so moves with him and her son to a city in search of better prospects. With support from a few of their acquaintances, the family of three settle down. Life for them, thereafter, looks good and promising. Lalitha begins to appreciate Sivayya's innocence and warmth. She grows closer to him and eventually bears him a son. Years pass, the children grow up, and then Lalitha breathes her last. Sivayya lives with her memories for a long time. At the end, he is seen leaving his old house in the company of his children and grandchildren, carrying with him a tulsi plant which symbolizes his memories of Lalitha.

Cast: Kamal Haasan, Radhika Sarathkumar

Crew: K Vishwanath (Director), MV Raghu (Director of Photography), Ilaiyaraaja (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Drama, Family

Release Dates: 30 Sep 1986 (India)

Tamil Name: சிப்பிக்குள் முத்து

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Did you know? The film was a musical blockbuster with soundtrack composed by Ilaiyaraaja including a Harikatha disposition. Read More
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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Tamil
Spoken Languages:
Telugu
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
Stereo
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Tracklist
Music Label: Agi Music
01 
05:48
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Vairamuthu
Playback Singer: SP Balasubramaniam, S Janaki
02 
04:57
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Vairamuthu
Playback Singer: SP Balasubramaniam, S Janaki
03 
06:33
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Vairamuthu
Playback Singer: SP Balasubramaniam, SP Sailaja
04 
02:57
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Vairamuthu
Playback Singer: SP Balasubramaniam, SP Sailaja
05 
04:35
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Vairamuthu
Playback Singer: SP Balasubramaniam, SP Sailaja
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05:32
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Vairamuthu
Playback Singer: SP Balasubramaniam, S Janaki
Trivia:
The film had a silver jubilee run in all major centers of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.

The film was a musical blockbuster with soundtrack composed by Ilaiyaraaja including a Harikatha disposition.

The movie is about an autistic person who defies existing social customs and traditions for a good cause. The movie was sent by India as its official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film for the Academy Awards in 1986.

Upon its success, the movie was later remade in Hindi as "Eeshwar" and in Kannada as "Swathi Muthu".

The movie was later dubbed into Tamil as "Sippikul Muthu".

The movie won accolades at Asia Pacific Film Festival in both "Best Film" and "Best Actor" categories.
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Dubbed from: Swati Muthyam (Telugu)