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|Directed by||Muktha Srinivasan|
|Produced by||A. L. Srinivasan|
|Written by||A. S. Pragasam|
|Screenplay by||A. S. Pragasam|
|Music by||Sankar Ganesh|
|Edited by||V. P. Krishnan|
A. L. S. Productions
|Distributed by||A. L. S. Productions|
Cinema Paithiyam (lit. Cinephile) is a 1975 Tamil language drama film, directed by Muktha Srinivasan. The film features Jayachitra and Kamal Haasan in lead roles. The film was produced by A. L. Srinivasan under his A. L. S. Productions. It is a remake of the Hindi film Guddi (1971).
Actress Jayachitra later claimed in an interview that this film ran for 100 days at Devi-Sridevi Complex in Chennai, and that "this was the first Tamil black-and-white film that ran for so long in that theater complex."
Adhering to its title Cinema Paithiyam, the movie depicts and traces the life and transformation of Jaya (Jayachitra) from the reel world to the real world. So obsessed is she with movies and the movie world, that she worships the popular film hero Jai Shankar, believing all that he portrays on screen, to be his real self. He becomes the ideal man of her dreams, and she even tattoos his name in her arm. Hell breaks loose when she refuses to marry the boy Natarajan (Kamalhaasan) arranged by her brother and her sister-in-law. At his juncture, steps in her Uncle, who takes it upon himself to show her the true world, by taking her on a trip around the real life of a star.
- Sowcar Janaki
- Major Sundarrajan
- Kamal Haasan
- V. K. Ramasamy
- S. Varalakshmi
|1||"En Ullam Azhagana"||Vani Jairam||Kannadasan|
|2||"Naan Ariyatha"||T. M. Soundararajan|
|3||"I Will Sell My Beauty"||L. R. Eswari|
- "Cinema Paithiyam". cinemapluz. Retrieved 2014-07-30.
- Feature Articles : Retrospect : Kalpana (1977) Archived 12 March 2008 at the Wayback Machine
- "Cinema Paithiyam Songs". inbaminge. Retrieved 2014-07-30.
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