Uyarntha Ullam (1985)

 ●  Tamil ● 2 hrs 44 mins

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Intense and evocative, this contemporary relationship drama follows the fluctuating fortunes in the life of Anand, who, left with his parents' vast inheritance, spends his life drinking and gambling. He gets a fresh lease of life when two people come into his life – Selvam, an impoverished friend who later becomes his personal assistant, and Geetha, his accountant's niece who becomes his lover and caretaker. When Anand's health begins to suffer due to his alcoholism, Geetha cares for him and makes him value his life once more. Due to years of lavish living and squandering away of his wealth, Anand becomes bankrupt. He also finds out that Selvam, whom he had totally trusted, has betrayed him and stolen from him. Will Anand lose his faith in humanity once more and drown in depression? Can Geetha succeed in spurring him on and ensure that he sets things right with Selvam? How will Anand and Geetha's life as a couple turn out?
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Cast: Ambika Ravikanth, Kamal Haasan

Crew: SP Muthuraman (Director), TS Vinayagam (Director of Photography), Ilaiyaraaja (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Drama

Release Dates: 27 Jul 1985 (India)

Tamil Name: உயர்ந்த உள்ளம்

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Did you know? The film was the 50th directorial venture by SP Muthuraman, and thus the leading Tamil production house, AVM Productions, opted to commemorate the achievement by making a film with him. Read More
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as Geetha
as Anand
as Mani
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as Selvam
as Nagapillai
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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Tamil
Colour Info:
Color
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
01 
05:02
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Vairamuthu
Playback Singer: Ilaiyaraaja
02 
04:58
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Vairamuthu
Playback Singer: KJ Yesudas, S Janaki
03 
04:47
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Vaali
Playback Singer: P Susheela
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04:32
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Vaali
Playback Singer: SP Balasubramaniam
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04:29
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Vaali
Playback Singer: SP Balasubramaniam
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04:22
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Vaali
Playback Singer: SP Balasubramaniam
Trivia:
This movie was the 50th directorial venture by S. P. Muthuraman, and thus the leading Tamil production house, AVM Productions, opted to commemorate the achievement by making a film with him.

Along with this movie, the period also saw AVM Productions combine with Kamal Haasan four times in quick succession, making Sagalakala Vallavan (1982), Thoongadhey Thambi Thoongadhey (1983) and Per Sollum Pillai (1987).

The two main characters in this movie, drunken Kamal and Radharavi are inspired by the movie City Lights (1931), where Charlie Chaplin, the tramp, is befriended by the Harry Myers while he is drunk and does not recognize him when he gets out of the hangover. Kamal Haasan is an ardent fan of Charlie Chaplin and draws a lot of inspiration from his movies.

This movie received a below average commercial response. However, the producer and the actor collaborated once more in Per Sollum Pillai (1987).

The period also saw AVM Productions combine with Kamal Haasan four times in quick succession, making "Sagalakala Vallavan" (1982), "Thoongadhey Thambi Thoongadhey" (1983) and "Per Sollum Pillai" (1987). The actor was signed on for the film after the success of the former two projects.

The film was the 50th directorial venture by SP Muthuraman, and thus the leading Tamil production house, AVM Productions, opted to commemorate the achievement by making a film with him.