Kaalam Maari Pochu (1996 film)
|Kaalam Maari Pochu|
|Directed by||V. Sekhar|
|Produced by||C. Kannappan|
S. S. Durairaju
|Written by||V. Sekhar|
|Edited by||A. P. Manivannan|
|Distributed by||Thiruvalluvar Kalaikkoodam|
Kaalam Maari Pochu (transl. The times have changed) is a 1996 Tamil family comedy film directed by V. Sekhar. The film features Pandiarajan, Sangita, Vadivelu, Kovai Sarala, R. Sundarrajan and Rekha in lead roles. The film had musical score by Deva and was released on 13 April 1996 and was a box office hit. The film was remade in Malayalam as Arjunan Pillayum Anchu Makkalum, in Kannada as Ellara Mane Dosenu and in Telugu as Family.
Sadagopan (Vinu Chakravarthy) and Meenakshi (Vadivukkarasi) have four daughters and a son (Raj Chander). Sadagopan always thinks that the son is an asset to him and the daughters are burden on his head. Sadagopan then searches grooms for his educated three elder daughters and with the help of Iyer (Venniradai Moorthy). Sadagoppan wants to get his daughters married to grooms who do not require any dowry. His three daughters Indra (Sangita), Sundari (Kovai Sarala) and Lakshmi (Rekha) marry an auto-rickshaw driver Muthupandi (Pandiarajan), a Corporation worker Sekar (Vadivelu) and a cook Murugesan (R. Sundarrajan), respectively. Although no dowry was paid, the three wayward husbands want to rely on their wives' property and asks for some money to start their own businesses for which the wives agree.
Raj Chander falls in love with a MLA's daughter and his wedding is arranged. At the wedding, Muthupandi, Sekar and Murugesan feels insulted and picks up quarrel which leads to trouble. Raj Chander asks them to leave the wedding hall and their wives also leave with them. Also, Raj Chander does not permit his father to give any money to his sisters' husbands. This brings up quarrels between the three couples.
Unable to bear her daughters' sufferings, Meenakshi falls ill and dies. The three wives decide to work in a garment factory against their husbands wish to support their families. Raj Chander wants to start a factory by selling Sadagopan's house for which Sadagopan's daughters disagree. Quarrels erupt between them and finally Sadagopan beats up his son which make him realize the mistake. Sadagopan also understands the importance of his daughters.
- Pandiarajan as Muthupandi
- Sangita as Indra
- Vadivelu as Sekar
- Kovai Sarala as Sundari
- R. Sundarrajan as Murugesan
- Rekha as Lakshmi
- Raj Chander
- Vinu Chakravarthy as Sadagopan
- Venniradai Moorthy as Iyer
- Vadivukkarasi as Meenakshi
- Oru Viral Krishna Rao as Muthupandi's father
- Shanmugasundari as Rangamma, Sekar's mother
- Kalidoss as Politician
- Bonda Mani
- Kovai Senthil
- Bayilvan Ranganathan
- MLA Thangaraj as Police officer
- Vijay Ganesh
The film has won the following award since its release:
|Kaalam Maari Pochu|
|Soundtrack album by|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|1||'Achcham Ennadi'||K. S. Chithra||4:29|
|2||'Punnagai Raniye' (duet)||Mano, K. S. Chithra||5:01|
|3||'Punnagai Raniye' (solo)||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||5:01|
|4||'Thavil Adida'||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||4:30|
|5||'Vaadi Pottapulle Veliye'||Vadivelu||4:18|
|Kaalam Maari Pochu (1996)||Arjunan Pillayum Anchu Makkalum (1997)||Ellara Mane Dosenu (2001)|
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