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Sila Nerangalil Sila Manithargal (1975)

An umarried woman tries to make it living alone in 70s Madras.

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Credited cast:
Bhuvanadevi ...
Mrs. Immanuel
Jayageetha ...
Manju
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Ganga
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R. K. Viswanatha Sarma
Nilakanthan ...
Ganesan - Ganga's brother
Y.G. Parthasarathy ...
Venkatarama Iyer
Rajasulochana ...
Padma
Srikanth ...
Prabhu
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Ganesan's wife
Sundarabai ...
Ganga's Mother
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Ganga (Lakshmi) is raped as a college girl when she accepts a lift from a stranger on a rainy evening. Shunned by her family, she is taken in by an uncle who lets her continue her education, get an office job in the city and start life independently. One day, she chances upon businessman Raghu (Srikanth) who had raped her years ago, and embarks on an unusual relationship with him. Somewhat unusal plot, taken from a popular novel, with good performances from Lakshmi and Sundarabai playing her long-suffering mother. Written by Joyojeet Pal

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A Refreshing Classic
24 July 2012 | by (chennai,India) – See all my reviews

Its a blemish that Tamil cinema has not entertained Novel Adaptations. I'm sort of surprised that the best directors in the industry till date are not ready for Novel Adaptations. "Sila Nerangalil Sila Manidhargal" was my first tamil novel and it made me wonder "Are there people like Ganga in real life?". It was one of the best books I've ever read.

Kudos to the entire team. They have brought that feel and magic on screen too. The artists, music, dialogues are one of the best you'll ever see. I've never heard a dialogue like "You can never be a wife to someone. You can only be a concubine".

I was little sad that the climax has been changed a little. I'm not sure why. Otherwise its an amazing movie.


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