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Thillana Mohanambal (1968)

| Drama, Musical, Romance
Love between a danseuse and a musician brought under attack from various sources. Will their love survive amidst treachery and competition?


A.P. Nagarajan


Kothamangalam Subbu (novel)
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast overview:
Shivaji Ganesan ... Sikkil Shanmughasundaram
Padmini ... Mohanambal
Aachi Manorama ... Jil Jil Ramamani (as Manorama)
Balaiya Balaiya ... Muthurakkan
C.K. Saraswathi C.K. Saraswathi ... Vadivambal
S.V. Sahasranamam S.V. Sahasranamam ... Shaktivelu
K.A. Thangavelu ... Mohana's guru (as Thangavelu)
A.V.M. Rajan A.V.M. Rajan ... Thangarathinam
Nagesh ... Vaithy
M.N. Nambiar ... Madanpur Maharaja
K. Balaji K. Balaji ... Singapuram Minor
Ramachandran T.R. ... Varadan
A.P. Nagarajan A.P. Nagarajan ... Swamiji
Senthamarai Senthamarai ... Singapuram Minor's Father-in-lae
Chittor V. Nagaiah Chittor V. Nagaiah ... Shanmugasundaram's guru


A classical Bharatanatyam dancer and a nathaswaram player fall in love against the wishes of her family. The story is about how they try to work things out and that hardships that they have to endure. Dance and music are used as an integral part of the story rather than a pastime. Written by Soumitra

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A timeless masterpiece indeed...
18 March 2007 | by rinksSee all my reviews

Bloody perfect film, with amazing performances from the entire cast…enough said! Both Sivaji Ganesan and Padmini excel in well-etched roles, they both were 'equally' top-notch, especially Padmini, she was incredible! To say her acting was great would be a freaking understatement. Its one of my all-time favorite performances of her EVER and needless to mention about her dances, they were fabulous as always.

To sum up it's a must watch for anyone who loves quality cinema – a great musical masterpiece. A splendid blend of music and dance, supported by percussion. Each and every single character manages to leave an impact in their respective parts. The casting was just perfect. 10/10

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