Ilamai Kaalangal

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Ilamai Kaalangal
Ilamai Kaalangal.jpg
Poster
Directed byManivannan
Produced byPollachi M.V.Ratnam
Written byManivannan
StarringMohan
Sasikala
Rohini
Balaji
Anuradha
Venniradai Moorthy
Senthamarai
Senthil
Sukumari
Music byIlaiyaraaja
CinematographyA.Sabhapathy
Edited byR. Bhaskaran
Production
company
Motherland Pictures
Release date
19 August 1983
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Ilamai Kaalangal (lit. 'The times of youth') is a 1983 Tamil Indian feature film directed by Manivannan. The film stars Mohan, Sasikala and Rohini in the lead roles. The film became a cult classic.[1][2]

Plot[edit]

Rosie (Sasikala) and Raghu (Mohan) are college mates that fall in love. Rosie's father, Inspector David (A.R.S), is aware of their love. He approves but requests the couple to focus on their education first and foremost. Raghu's parents expect him to marry Meera (Rohini). Raghu's friends and fellow college students, Kannan (Balaji), Jana (Janagaraj) and two others gang rape a young woman that ran away from home with her boyfriend. The young couple commit suicide and Inspector David finds clues to tie students from the college to the crime. To distract from the investigation, the rapists arrange for a college strike using Raghu as an excuse. The strike turns violent and Kannan kills Inspector David. Rosie dumps Raghu as she thinks he started the strike. She eventually gets a job working for Kannan who pursues her romantically. Jana loses his mind with guilt and wanders the streets. Raghu is withdrawn and depressed. Raghu's father insists he marry Meera or leave the house. Raghu chooses to leave and struggles to make ends meet. Kannan, Raghu and Rosie's paths cross continually until a culminating event forces a confrontation.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Ilamai Kaalangal
Soundtrack album by
Released1983
LanguageTamil
LabelECHO

The soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja. The song "Eeramana Rojave" is set in the carnatic raga known as Madhyamavati,[3] "Isaimedaiyil Intha Velayil" is set in Darbari Kanada,[4] "Padavanthatho Gaanam" is set in Chandrakauns,[5] and "Ragavane" is set in Hindolam.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ilamai Kaalangal LP Vinyl Records". musicalaya. Retrieved 22 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Ilamai Kaalangal Titles". youtube. Retrieved 22 April 2014.
  3. ^ Sundararaman 2007, p. 127.
  4. ^ Sundararaman 2007, p. 133.
  5. ^ Sundararaman 2007, p. 151.
  6. ^ Sundararaman 2007, p. 155.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Sundararaman (2007) [2005]. Raga Chintamani: A Guide to Carnatic Ragas Through Tamil Film Music (2nd ed.). Chennai: Pichhamal Chintamani. OCLC 295034757.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

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