Kadal Meengal

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

Kadal Meengal (lit. 'Sea Fishes') is a 1981 Indian Tamil-language action drama 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 was dubbed in Telugu-language as Rangoon Raja and Hindi as Baap bete.[5][6]


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.



Kadal Meengal
Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack

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

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 
Telugu Track-list [8][9][10]
1."Aakashame Pade"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela 
2."Pilla Pilla"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela 
3."Sagenu Aanandame"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 
4."Vinte Oka Maate Cheputha"P. Susheela 
Hindi Track-list [11]
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 


  1. ^ Kadal Meengal, IMDb, retrieved 27 October 2008
  2. ^ Kadal Meengal, Oosai, archived from the original on 20 October 2008, retrieved 27 October 2008
  3. ^ "Kadal Meengal". cinesouth. Retrieved 17 September 2013.
  4. ^ "Kadal Meengal LP Records". musicalaya. Archived from the original on 13 October 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
  5. ^ http://muvyz.com/moviepage/ni670534
  6. ^ https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1754116568153839&id=100006665384914&set=a.1672377606327736
  7. ^ "We will miss you, Sujatha". The Hindu. 9 April 2011. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  8. ^ https://www.hungama.com/album/rangoon-raja/29257704/
  9. ^ https://www.raaga.com/telugu/movie/rangoon-raja-songs-A0003970
  10. ^ https://naasongs.com/rangoon-raja.html
  11. ^ http://muvyz.com/moviepage/ni670534/songs/#tabs

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