Kaalam Maari Pochu (1996 film)

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Kaalam Maari Pochu
Directed byV. Sekhar
Produced byC. Kannappan
S. S. Durairaju
S. Tamilselvi
S. Jeyalakshmi
Written byV. Sekhar
Starring
Music byDeva
CinematographyG. Rajendran
Edited byA. P. Manivannan
Production
company
Thiruvalluvar Kalaikkoodam
Distributed byThiruvalluvar Kalaikkoodam
Release date
  • 13 April 1996 (1996-04-13)
Running time
155 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Kaalam Maari Pochu (English: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 emerged as one of the blockbusters of 1996. The film was remade in Malayalam as Arjunan Pillayum Anchu Makkalum and in Kannada as Ellara Mane Dosenu and in Telugu as Family.[1]

Plot[edit]

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) get married to 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 wive's 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, the 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.

Cast[edit]

Awards[edit]

The film has won the following award since its release:[2]

Tamil Nadu State Film Awards 1996

Soundtrack[edit]

Kaalam Maari Pochu
Soundtrack album by Deva
Released1996
Recorded1996
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length23:19
LabelLucky Audio
ProducerDeva

The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Deva. The soundtrack, released in 1996, features 5 tracks with lyrics written by Vaali and Vairamuthu.[3]

Track Song Singer(s) Duration
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

Remakes[edit]

Characters in Kaalam Maari Pochu and its adaptations
Kaalam Maari Pochu (1996) Arjunan Pillayum Anchu Makkalum (1997) Ellara Mane Dosenu (2001)
Tamil
Malayalam
Kannada
Muthupandi
(Pandiarajan)
Uthaman
(Jagadish)

(Ramkumar)
Indra
(Sangita)
Jayasree
(Charmila)

(Shruti)
Sekar
(Vadivelu)
Thangakuttan
(Harisree Ashokan)

(Kashi)
Sundari
(Kovai Sarala)
Jayaprabha
Kalpana

(Suhasini)
Murugesan
(R. Sundarrajan)
Sudhakaran
(Jagathy Sreekumar)

(Mohan Shankar)
Lakshmi
(Rekha)
Jayalakshmi
(Bindu Panicker)

(Bhavana)

(Raj Chander)
Ajayan
(Baiju)

(Darshan)
Sadagopan
(Vinu Chakravarthy)
Arjunan Pillai
(Innocent)

(Srinivasa Murthy)

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20010406082905/http://www.chitraloka.com/english/knock_out/dosenu.html
  2. ^ "Vadivel". cinematoday2.itgo.com. Retrieved 2013-01-03.
  3. ^ "Download Kaalam Maari Pochu by Deva on Nokia Music". music.ovi.com. Retrieved 2013-01-03.