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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


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This movie was dubbed in Telugu under the title 'Vasantha Kokila' and was released on the same day (19 February 1982). See more »


Referenced in Porinju Mariyam Jose (2019) See more »


Kannae Kalai
Performed by K.J. Yesudas
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Good, but too sober
8 November 2005 | by murali83See all my reviews

This movie is amazing example of great direction, acting and a definition of how a background score should be. Songs are out of the world. Kamal and Sridevi screen chemistry beats it all.

Sridevi plays a teenage girl who is affected by loss of memory and she falls a prey to some evil elements of the society and lands up as a tart. Kamal sees here there and decides to help her.

From there starts this poetic beauty. K.J Yesudas is God!!!!!! he gave probably his best voice ever (exempt Sindhu Bhairavi) in Moondram Pirai. People who want to see love and its emanation, please watch this. this is not a movie where people meet a couple of times and say "i love u".

i am not a big fan of romantic movies, but this one is too good (for one this is not a romantic movie, its a different class and genre)

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19 February 1982 (India) See more »

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