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Moondram Pirai (1982)

A young woman regresses to childhood after suffering a head injury in a car crash. Lost, she ends up trapped at a brothel before being rescued by a lonely school teacher who falls in love with her.


Balu Mahendra


Balu Mahendra (screenplay)
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Cast overview:
Kamal Haasan ... Srinivas / Seenu
Sridevi ... Bhagyalakshmi / Viji
Poornam Vishwanathan Poornam Vishwanathan ... Srinivas's Boss
Silk Smitha ... Boss's Wife (as Smitha)

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This masterfully crafted, offbeat romantic drama follows the twists and turns in the life of a schoolteacher, Cheenu (Kamalahasan) who rescues a mentally deranged woman Viji (Sridevi) from a brothel and looks after her in his hillside home. While the crazed woman, regressing into a childlike state, becomes devoted to him, he struggles to keep his sexual desire in check. While Viji is leading a blissful existence with Cheenu, with no memory of her past at all, Viji's father Vedachalam (Veeraraghavan), has been desperately seeking her, even posting a newspaper advertisement about his lost daughter. A co-passenger who had travelled with Cheenu and Viji from Chennai to Ooty by train gives him a lead. When Cheenu takes Viji to an Ayurvedic medical practitioner for treatment, the police converge on the location forcing Cheenu to stay away for fear of action against him. Will Viji's treatment be successful? Will Cheenu be able to convince Viji's father and the police of his good intentions, ... Written by Santhosh

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Drama | Romance


Did You Know?


The song "Ponmeni Uruguthe" that was picturised on Kamal Haasan and Silk Smitha developed cult status, in 2003 however Balu Mahendra revealed that he considered the song as "not needed at all". See more »


Remade as Sadma (1983) See more »


Kannae Kalai
Performed by K.J. Yesudas
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Amazing,Best romantic drama movie
24 August 2019 | by rajagopal-31519See all my reviews

After I watched this Moondram pirai movie I became fan of Kamal Hassan and sridevi.Kamal Hassan is the legend of Tamil cinema and we are very proud to have Kamal Haasan.This is the best Film in tamil cinema until Kamal Haasan's Nayakan release.This is the first time he got national award. This is the best romantic drama movie. Whenever I saw this climax I started crying such a amazing movie

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19 February 1982 (India) See more »

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Vasantha Kokila See more »

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