Cinema Paithiyam

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Cinema Paithiyam
Directed byMuktha Srinivasan
Produced byA. L. Srinivasan
Written byA. S. Pragasam
Screenplay byA. S. Pragasam
Story byGulzar
Sowcar Janaki
Major Sundarrajan
Kamal Haasan
Music bySankar Ganesh
CinematographyV. Selvaraj
Edited byV. P. Krishnan
A. L. S. Productions
Distributed byA. L. S. Productions
Release date
  • 31 January 1975 (1975-01-31)
Running time
152 minutes

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.[1] It is a remake of the Hindi film Guddi (1971).[2]

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."[3]


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.


Cameo Appearance



The music was composed by Sankar Ganesh.[4]

No. Song Singers Lyrics
1 "En Ullam Azhagana" Vani Jairam Kannadasan
2 "Naan Ariyatha" T. M. Soundararajan
3 "I Will Sell My Beauty" L. R. Eswari


  1. ^ "Cinema Paithiyam". cinemapluz. Retrieved 2014-07-30.
  2. ^
  3. ^ Feature Articles : Retrospect : Kalpana (1977) Archived 12 March 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Cinema Paithiyam Songs". inbaminge. Retrieved 2014-07-30.

External links[edit]