Adhering to its title 'Cinema Paithiyam', this enlightening, socially relevant drama traces the life and transformation of Jaya (Jayachitra) from being mired in the illusion of the reel world to the real world. So obsessed is she with movies and the movie world, that she worships the popular film hero Jai Shankar, believing all that he portrays on screen, to be his real self. He becomes the ideal man of her dreams, and she even tattoos his name in her arm.
Hell breaks loose when she refuses to marry the boy Natarajan (Kamalhaasan) arranged by her brother and her sister-in-law. At his juncture, steps in her Uncle, who takes it upon himself to show her the true world, by taking her on a trip around the real life of a star.
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This movie is a remake of the Hindi hit film Hrishikesh Mukherjee's Guddi (1971), which is largely credited for skyrocketing Jaya Bhaduri's career and endowing her with the status of a star. Read More