Kadal Meengal

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Kadal Meengal
Kadal Meengal.jpg
Poster
Directed byG. N. Rangarajan[1]
Produced byMrs. R.Shantha
Written byPanchu Arunachalam
Story byT. Damodaran
Starring
Music byIlaiyaraaja[2]
CinematographyN. K. Viswanathan
Edited byK. R. Ramalingam
Production
company
Distributed byK. R. G. Art Productions
Release date
  • 5 June 1981 (1981-06-05)[3]
Running time
137 Minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Kadal Meengal (lit.Sea Fishes) is a 1981 Indian Tamil-language film directed by G. N. Rangarajan, starring Kamal Haasan, Sujatha, Nagesh and Swapna.[4] It was a remake of the Malayalam movie Meen. The movie was a Superhit at the box office. Kamal Haasan plays a father-son dual role in this movie. This movie dubbed Hindi as Baap bete.[1]

Plot[edit]

Selvanayakam a.k.a. Selvam (Kamal Haasan) is a poor but hard-working fisherman who is in love with Bhagyam (Sujatha) from the same fishing hamlet. After a tiff with the locals, Selvam moves to a neighbouring village for fishing and is feared dead during a cyclone. Selvam returns alive after a while and unable to find Bhagyam, marries another woman. Bhagyam has borne his child but lives in isolation away from the life of Selvam who has grown to be a rich businessman. After several years, Bhagyam's son Rajan (the younger Kamal Haasan) finds out about his father whom he despises for having deserted his mother. He vengefully joins his father's rivals and enters into a long confrontation with his father in business and in personal life as well. Nisha (Swapna), is Rajan's love interest while Ambika plays his step-sister's role.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Kadal Meengal
Soundtrack album by
Released1981
Recorded1981
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length20:25
LabelEMI
ProducerIlaiyaraaja

The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja and lyrics were written by Kannadasan, Panchu Arunachalam and Gangai Amaran.

Track-list
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Madini Madini"Gangai AmaranP. Susheela, Malaysia Vasudevan & Chorus 
2."Thaalattudhe Vaanam"KannadasanP. Jayachandran, S. Janaki 
3."Endrendrum Anandhame"Panchu ArunachalamMalaysia Vasudevan 
4."Kalai Maane"KannadasanP. Susheela 
Hindi Track-list [5]
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Machhil Machhil"Shiv Shankar VashishthS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Vani Jairam 
2."Yeh Pyar Ka Mausam" Kumar Sanu, Vani Jairam 
3."Gori Gori Baahon Mein" P. Jayachandran 
4."Raja Tera Chanda Sa" Vani Jairam 

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kadal Meengal, IMDb, retrieved 27 October 2008
  2. ^ Kadal Meengal, Oosai, retrieved 27 October 2008
  3. ^ "Kadal Meengal". cinesouth. Retrieved 17 September 2013.
  4. ^ "Kadal Meengal LP Records". musicalaya. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
  5. ^ http://muvyz.com/moviepage/ni670534/songs/#tabs

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