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Varumayin Niram Sigappu (1980)

Not Rated | | Drama | 6 November 1980 (India)
Poetical forces play in the life of an unemployed yet well educated young man.He finds the depth and the beauty of his principles yet fate leaves him in destitution

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K. Balachander
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Cast overview:
Kamal Haasan ... Sundaram Rangan (as Kamal)
Sridevi ... Devi
Prathap Pothen ... Pratap (as Prathap)
Dilip Dilip ... Dilip
S. Ve. Sekar S. Ve. Sekar ... Thambu (as Sekar)
Barani Barani
Poornam Vishwanathan Poornam Vishwanathan ... Sundaram Pillai (Rangan's father)
Oru Viral Krishna Rao Oru Viral Krishna Rao ... Devi's father
Prathapa Chandran Prathapa Chandran ... (as Pratap Chandran)
Jayasree Jayasree
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Poetical forces play in the life of an unemployed yet well educated young man.He finds the depth and the beauty of his principles yet fate leaves him in destitution

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Tamil

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6 November 1980 (India) See more »

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Premalaya Arts See more »
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Pratap Pothen recalled in January 2015 that it was the simultaneous release of Moodu Pani another film featuring him and Varumayin Niram Sivappu that made him a star. However, both Moodu Pani which depicted Pothen as a psychopath who murders prostitutes and Varumayin Niram Sivappu led to him being typecast in similar roles. "Both roles caught the public imagination, and I admit I cashed in when I was offered similar stuff. Now, unless I'm offered an unreasonable amount of money, I doubt I'll accept these roles," he said in a 2014 interview. See more »

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Remade as Zara Si Zindagi (1983) See more »

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Best Tamil Movie I have ever seen
15 November 2010 | by rk-pscseSee all my reviews

KB, the director of this flick has delved deep into the problem of unemployment in the 80's period of India. The license restrictions made unemployment further higher in the country and this story deals with a well-educated youth who is extensively ideal and does not lose his morality for mere survival. What follows is his actions in life making him fight his own father and come out of his house as an independent unemployed youth fighting in order to find a job. This movie also shows two other people who are the protagonist's room-mates and the film ends with the beautiful character portrayals and twist and turns. The film shows that morality is very relative in this world and the order of the day is survival through any-means. Among the protagonist's friends,one of them marries a rich widow and gets settled while the other becomes a mad-beggar roaming in the streets. The film's heroine is shown as a woman who is also a heavy victim of fate with a drunken father and a mad and rich boss who tries hard to marry her but she is in between the boss and her lover finally managing to marry her lover. Another beautiful character is the dumb painter on the roads trying to make a living through his paintings. What is clearly shown in the film is that the unemployed youth are well-educated and active young people and are not lazy people. Maslow's hierarchy of needs is exemplified through this film. Kudos to the director and the hero Kamal Haasan for this film.


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