A neurodivergent individual escapes the family he despises and the asylum he is kept in by creating fantasies.

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Varalakshmi S. ...
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Rosy (as Rekha)
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Balasubramanian
Kaka Radhakrishnan
Ajay Ratnam
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Guna ( Kamal Haasan ) is a mentally affected person and receives treatment in a mental asylum in Hyderabad . He does not like his father and his mother is a moll in the house that they live. He assumes a fictitious character named Abirami (also, the name of an Indian goddess) and registers in his mind that she is an angel who is going to marry him on a full-moon day. After coming out of the asylum, he believes the story to be true and believes that his Abirami is somewhere around.

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The cave where Guna hides Roshini aka Abirami is situated in between three naturally arranged imposing boulders. Due to this fact, from outside, when fog passes the cave, rises and comes out of the chimney-like opening, it appears as though a devil is cooking. For this mere reason, it was originally called as the Devil's Kitchen. Since the movie's release this almost untrespassed location, gathered popularity and has been rechristened to Guna Cave. It is currently a tourist attraction in Kodaikanal, Tamilnadu. See more »

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A life time Must see!
19 January 2014 | by (United Arab Emirates) – See all my reviews

Kamal Hassan is a versatile Actor. I happen to see this movie in 1992 and touched for its content. One of my best movie list. Every actor has put in lot of effort. Varalakshmi amma rendering Unnai Naan Ariven is something phenomenal. A mother's love is well felt. Kamal's anger and agony seeing a sparrow die, still is a evergreen memory. Its a cult movie! Every detail, the song, the lyrics, the singers, the actors,directors, etc., needs to be applauded for this effort of film making. It was less received, that's really sad. The genre was early for 1992, I believe!

The photography of the song, Paartha Vizhi..., is more of delight to watch. Especially, Abhirami Battar's words are shown on Roshini's movements. Wonder, how the director had made research on Abhirami Andhadi and used it appropriate!

A must see movie of life time!


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