Kadal Meengal

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Kadal Meengal
Official DVD Cover
Directed by G. N. Rangarajan [1]
Produced by Mrs. R.Shantha
Written by Panchu Arunachalam
Story by T. Damodaran
Starring Kamal Haasan
Music by Ilaiyaraaja [2]
Cinematography N. K. Viswanathan
Edited by K. R. Ramalingam
Distributed by K. R. G. Art Productions
Release dates
5 June 1981 [3]
Country India India
Language Tamil

Kadal Meengal is a 1981 Indian Tamil language film starring Kamal Haasan, Sujatha, Nagesh and Thangavelu and was a remake of the Malayalam movie Meen, which was loosely based on the Hindi movie Trishul. The movie was a Superhit at the box office[1][4]

Kamal Haasan plays a father-son dual role in this movie.


Selvanayakam a.k.a. Selvam (Kamal Haasan) is a poor but hard-working fisherman who is in love with Bhagyam (Sujatha) from the same fishing hamlet. After a tiff with the locals, Selvam moves to a neighbouring village for fishing and is feared dead during a cyclone. Selvam returns alive after a while and unable to find Bhagyam, marries another woman. Bhagyam has borne his child but lives in isolation away from the life of Selvam who has grown to be a rich businessman. After several years, Bhagyam's son Rajan (the younger Kamal Haasan) finds out about his father whom he despises for having deserted his mother. He vengefully joins his father's rivals and enters into a long confrontation with his father in business and in personal life as well. Nisha (Swapna), is Rajan's love interest while Ambika plays his step-sister's role.



Kadal Meengal
Film score by Ilaiyaraaja
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 20:25
Label EMI

The music composed by Ilaiyaraaja and lyrics written by Panju Arunachalam.

No. Song
1 Endrendrum Anandhame Malaysia Vasudevan
2 Kalai Maane P. Susheela
3 Mathini Mathini Malaysia Vasudevan, P. Susheela
4 Thaalattuthey Vaanam Jayachandran, S. Janaki


  1. ^ a b Kadal Meengal, IMDb, retrieved 2008-10-27 
  2. ^ Kadal Meengal, Oosai, retrieved 2008-10-27 
  3. ^ "Kadal Meengal". cinesouth. Retrieved 2013-09-17. 
  4. ^ "Kadal Meengal LP Records". musicalaya. Retrieved 2014-01-17. 

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