Aval Appadithan (1978)

 ●  Tamil ● 1 hr 54 mins

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Evocative and provocative, this woman-centric social drama revolves around an independently minded woman, Manju (Sripriya), who works in advertising for a male chauvinist boss (Rajnikant). Weary of men, she keeps her distance from her sensitive boyfriend Arun (Kamalahasan), who makes vox-pop documentaries. After patiently waiting for any interminably long period, Arun eventually accepts an arranged marriage, only for Manju to finally declare her love for him. Is it too late for Manju? Will Arun break his engagement and agree to marry Manju, or will Manju be left alone to lead a lonely existence?

Cast: Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth, Sripriya Raj Kumar

Crew: Rudraiah Chockalingam (Director), Ilaiyaraaja (Music Director)

Rating: A (India)

Genres: Drama

Release Dates: 30 Oct 1978 (India)

Tamil Name: அவள் அப்படித்தான்

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Did you know? A lot of English is used, particularly during the 'whiskey-and-cigarette' discussions between Rajinikanth and Kamal Hassan. Read More
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Film Type:
Feature
Language:
Tamil
Colour Info:
Black & White
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.39:1 (Scope)
Stereoscopy:
No

Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Gangai Amaran
Playback Singer: Kamal Haasan

Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Gangai Amaran
Playback Singer: KJ Yesudas

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

Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Gangai Amaran
Playback Singer: Ilaiyaraaja
Trivia:
The film was noted for its stylish filmmaking, screenplay, and dialogue, a large portion of it being in English.

The film received the second prize for Best Film at the 1978 Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, while Nallusamy and M. N. Gnanashekharan won the Best Cinematographer award.

A lot of English is used, particularly during the 'whiskey-and-cigarette' discussions between Rajinikanth and Kamal Hassan.

Very little is known about C Rudhraiyya, the director of this movie. He directed only one other movie, Gramathu Athiyayam.