16 Vayathinile (1977)

 ●  Tamil ● 2 hrs 20 mins

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This evocative tale is a love story in which a young maiden, Mayil (Sridevi), has fantasies about marrying a fashionable urban youth. When a sophisticated and city-bred veterinarian comes into their village, she is totally enamoured by him and dreams of marrying him. However, his intentions are not pure and he betrays her. The brokenhearted Mayil faces further woes when her mother also passes away, forcing her to marry her distant cousin, Sappani (Kamalahasan) a simpleton who is treated extremely poorly by society. How will Mayil come to terms with her shattered dreams and stark reality? Things get worse for her when she is pursued by the local bully Parattayan (Rajnikant). What fate awaits Mayil and what will Sappani role be in her life?
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Cast: Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth, Sridevi Kapoor

Crew: P Bharathiraja (Director), PS Nivas (Director of Photography), Ilaiyaraaja (Music Director)

Genres: Drama

Release Dates: 15 Sep 1977 (India)

Tamil Name: பதினாறு வயதினிலே

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Did you know? The film was remade into Hindi as Solva Sawan (1979) directed by Bharathiraja, starring Sridevi, Amol Palekar in the lead roles. Read More
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Film Type:
Feature
Language:
Tamil
Colour Info:
Color
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35:1
Stereoscopy:
No
Archival Source:
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Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Kannadasan
Playback Singer: S Janaki, Malaysia Vasudevan

Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Kannadasan
Playback Singer: Ilaiyaraaja

Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Playback Singer: S Janaki

Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Gangai Amaran
Playback Singer: S Janaki

Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Kannadasan
Playback Singer: S Janaki
Movie Connection(s):
Spoofed in: Tamizh Padam 2 (Tamil)
Remade as: Padaharella Vayasu (Telugu)
Remade as: Solva Sawan (Hindi)
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This musical established Sridevi as one of the leading stars of Tamil cinema.

This film focused on rural Tamil Nadu and was the first Tamil film to be shot completely outdoors. It began the trend of outdoor shooting in Tamil film industry.

This movie marks Bharathiraja's directorial debut.

This film won four State Awards and one each in the South Filmfare Awards and National Film Awards ceremonies.

The film was remade into Hindi as Solva Sawan (1979) directed by Bharathiraja, starring Sridevi, Amol Palekar in the lead roles.