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Ethir Neechal (1968)

Not Rated | | Comedy
An orphan who lives by doing odd jobs in a building complex falls in love with one of the residents

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K. Balachander
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Cast

Credited cast:
Nagesh ... Madhu
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Showkar Janaki
Jayanthi Jayanthi
R. Muthuraman R. Muthuraman ... Nair (as Muthuraman)
Srikanth Srikanth
Major Sundarrajan Major Sundarrajan ... (as Sundarrajan)
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Maathu (Nagesh) lives under the staircase in a building complex and does odd jobs for residents in return for food and living space. He is treated poorly and exploited by most residents except a bodybuilder Nair (Muthuraman) and a retiree (Major Sunderrajan). By working hard in school, Maathu dreams of moving on in life and develops a liking for a girl (Jayanthi) who moves into the building, but he must first get past being treated as a servant by the residents. Written by Joyojeet Pal

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Language:

Tamil

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Epic Movie! A definite watch more than once.
23 October 2014 | by dckumar23See all my reviews

Excellent movie by K Baalachandar and marvelous acting by Nagesh. A movie to be definitely watched. The story, dialogs and portray of characters are very nice. Watched the movie in full without a single pause or break and loved the way the story moves. A different portrayal of people bragging for money in a single apartment and where they exploit the hero for their needs. Shows the selfishness among people and how they do good to exploit people for their needs explicitly. It is an epic movie and gives you pleasure even if you watch it after so many years. I watched the movie after 47 years it was made. Wonder why I didn't watch it earlier!!! Will watch it again and will refer others to do the same. Hats off to Nagesh Sir and also Baalachandar Sir. Also the title song is very impressive and attractive to the movie title. Vaali sir has done a very good job with the lyrics and MSV sir on the chords. As the title says, it is about how a person overcomes his difficulties and succeeds in life and also love.


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