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Ilamai Oonjal Aadukirathu (1978)

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Murli (Rajnikanth) and Prabhu (Kamal) are owner and manager respectively, of an advertising agency in Madras. Prabhu has been raised by Murli's family, and feels greatly indebted to them. Prabhu is in love with Padma (Sripriya), but a misunderstanding leads them apart. In the meantime, Murli meets and falls in love with Padma. This is one of the better Rajni-Kamal collaborations, though one can see how it could have been a much better film. The film has its fair share of corny moments, though all three protagonist are fairly good in this 70s bell-bottom-fest. The relationship between Prabhu and Padma in the later part of the film is an interesting, someone will write a graduate thesis on this someday. Written by Joyojeet Pal

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An enjoyable fare
26 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a beautiful movie coming from the veteran director Sridhar. The movie was a commercial success in the late 70s. This movie is one of those multi-starrers that pairs both Kamal and Rajni both of them superstars in Tamil films . Such multi starrers starring both Rajni and Kamal stopped coming in the mid eighties. The storyline is a typical bollywood style masala. Acting by both Kamal and Rajni is excellent. A portent of their future fame. A few last minute climax scenes and a forced happy ending is quite typical of a commercial formula movie of those days. Sripriya , Jayachitra have all turned in very good performances. The music is one of the main attractions of this movie. Ilayaraja has given a score that is exceptional in my opinion. The background score perfectly suits the mood of the film. Especially the song "Thanni Karuthirukku" is a stand out.

The movie got 8 stars because of it's predictable storyline, hackneyed ending, unnatural coincidences and not so deep characters. But again without these ingredients the film wont be a box office hit.

The movie is a dated classic. A tremendous nostalgic value. You spontaneously burst out with this question " Where are those days gone ? "


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