Alaigal Oivathillai

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Alaigal Oivathillai
Tamil: அலைகள் ஓய்வதில்லை
Alaigal Oivathillai poster.jpg
Promotional Poster
Directed by P. Bharathiraja
Produced by R. K. Bhaskar
Written by Manivannan (dialogues)
Screenplay by P. Bharathiraja
Story by Manivannan
Music by Ilaiyaraaja
Cinematography B. Kannan
Edited by R. Bhaskaran
Pavalar Creations
Distributed by Pavalar Creations
Release dates 18 July 1981
Running time 139 minutes
Country India
Language Tamil

Alaigal Oyivathillai (English: Waves don't cease) is a 1981 Indian Tamil language film directed by P. Bharathiraja. The film stars debutant actors Karthik and Radha in the lead roles.[1][2] The movie was a blockbuster and Ilaiyaraja's music and songs were highly praised.The story and dialogues written by veteran writer and director Manivannan. The film became a cult classic. The film received eight Tamil Nadu State Film Awards.


The character played by Karthik belongs to a poor Hindu family in coastal Tamil Nadu. His mother, played by Kamala Kamesh, teaches music to Radha, who belongs to a relatively rich Christian family. The characters fall in love with each other but belong to different religions. The rest of the story is about how they deal with the society and vice versa.



The music composed by Ilaiyaraaja.

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 Ayiram Thamarai S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki Vairamuthu 04:30
2 Darisanam Kidaikatha (Female) S. Janaki Ilaiyaraaja 01:12
3 Darisanam Kidaikatha (Male) Ilaiyaraaja 01:50
4 Kadhal Oviyam Ilaiyaraaja, Jency Vairamuthu 04:38
5 Kadhal Oviyam 2 Ilaiyaraaja, Jency 01:51
6 Lambodhara S. Janaki Ilaiyaraaja 00:53
7 Putham Pudu Kalai S. Janaki gangai amaran 04:34
8 Sa Ri Ga Ma Pa Guruvayoor Ponnammal, S. Janaki Ilaiyaraaja 02:03
9 Thothiram Padiye Ilaiyaraaja, Sasi Rekha 00:47
10 Vadi En Kappa Kelange Ilaiyaraaja, Gangai Amaran, Bhaskaran, Jency Gangai Amaran 04:45
11 Vazhvellam Anandame Ilaiyaraaja, S. Janaki Ilaiyaraaja 01:27
12 Vizhiyil Vizhundu Ilaiyaraaja, Sasi Rekha Vairamuthu 04:03


Tamil Nadu State Film Awards[edit]


The film was remade in Telugu as Seethakoka Chiluka by Bharathiraaja himself with Karthik and Aruna Mucherla in the lead. It was also remade in Hindi as Lovers with Kumar Gaurav and Padmini Kolhapure. For the Hindi remake, music was provided by RD Burman.


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