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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.

Director:

Balu Mahendra

Writer:

Balu Mahendra (screenplay)
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Cast

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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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Country:

India

Language:

Tamil | Telugu

Release Date:

19 February 1982 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Vasantha Kokila See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Remade into Hindi as Sadma (1983). See more »

Connections

Remade as Sadma (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Kannae Kalai
Performed by K.J. Yesudas
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One of the most sensitive movies ever made ...
12 September 2002 | by learnnewSee all my reviews

Moondram Pirai is a poetic beauty. It has everything going for it - a touching story, excellent screenplay, top-notch acting (particularly from Kamal and Sridevi), great music, gorgeous photography and simply superb direction. It is one of the all-time classic Tamil movies ever made. Must see! 10 out of 10!


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