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|Directed by||Santhana Bharathi|
|Produced by||Alamelu Subramaniam|
|Written by||Sab John
|Story by||Sab John|
|Edited by||B. Lenin
V. T. Vijayan
|Swathi Chithra International|
|Distributed by||Raaj Kamal Films International|
|Release date(s)||5 November 1991|
|Running time||180 minutes|
Guna is a 1991 Tamil drama film starring Kamal Haasan, Roshini, Rekha, S. P. Balasubramaniam, Girish Karnad, Ajay Rathnam, Janagaraj, and Sharat Saxena. Guna was a Deepavali release. Later it was dubbed into Telugu upon release.
Guna (Kamal Haasan) is a mentally affected person and receives treatment in a mental asylum in Hyderabad. He does not like his father and his mother is a moll in the house that they live. He assumes a fictitious character named Abirami (also, the name of an Indian goddess) and registers in his mind that she is an angel who is going to marry him on a full-moon day. After coming out of the asylum, he believes the story to be true and believes that his Abirami is somewhere around. Meanwhile, a bunch of hooligans led by Janakaraj force the mentally unstable Guna to rob a temple of Abirami, an Indian goddess. He happens to see a rich girl (Roshini) in that temple, by sheer coincidence. He decides to take her with him to a lonely, damaged house situated at the top of a hill resort called Kodaikanal. Initially, the girl hates him for his weird nature. However, eventually she understands Guna's condition, his deep love and is attracted to him. She accepts his love and marries him, in spite of her terrible physical pain (caused by a broken leg and extreme fever). Meanwhile, the cops and the girl's uncle Sharat Saxena start their search for the missing girl.
- "Kanmani Anbodu" - Kamal Hassan, S. Janaki
- "Appan Endrum" - Ilaiyaraaja
- "Paartha Vizhi" - K. J. Yesudas
- "Unnai Naan" - Kamal Hassan, S. Janaki
- "Unnai Naan (Bit)" - S. Varalakshmi
It was an average performer during its theatrical run and turned out to be a flop in terms of collections, but became a cult film over the years.