|Written by||R. Selvaraj (dialogues)|
|Story by||K. Somasundreshwar|
|Produced by||Ve Vaduganathan|
|Edited by||T. Thirunavukkarasu|
Mookambika Art Creations
Kadalora Kavithaigal (transl. Poems by the Sea) is a 1986 Indian Tamil-language romantic drama film directed by Bharathiraja. The film stars Sathyaraj and Rekha, with Raja, Janagaraj and Kamala Kamesh in supporting roles. It is about transformation of a ruffian, who has a prison record and his understanding of love through an elementary education. In that process, he falls in love with the school teacher.
Based in a coastal sea village, Muttam in Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu, Chinnappa Das is a ruffian who has a prison record and returns to his village after serving his prison term. He is persuaded by his maternal uncle's daughter Gangamma to marry him. In one of his encounters at an elementary school, he meets a lady school teacher Jennifer who gives a sound scolding on how ignorant fools behave.
There is an element of purity in Das's heart which the school teacher could identify, this transforms his life forever. Set in a coastal milieu, the duo often meet on the beach, amidst sunlit sea and splashing waves on the rocks. In a sequence, Das makes the teacher stand alone atop a seaside hillock, Das from down below on the sands announces aloud to her that "you are my God".,it is eventual that teacher developed a feelings for das on the other side teacher's family want her to marry an acquaintance of her family which would lead to a drama of emotions
- Sathyaraj as Chinnappa Das
- Rekha as Jennifer
- Raja as Lawrence
- Anuradha Vasudev as Josephine
- Ranjini as Gangamma
- Kamala Kamesh as Thayamma
- Lalitha Sharma
The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja. The song "Adi Aathadi" is set in the Carnatic raga known as Shivaranjani, and "Kodiyile Malliyapoo" is set in Natabhairavi. "Adi Aathadi" was partially adapted as "Aa Jaana Tere Bin", composed by Anand–Milind for Bol Radha Bol (1992).
|1||"Adi Aathadi" (Sad)||Malaysia Vasudevan, S. Janaki||Vairamuthu||03:42|
|2||"Adi Aathadi"||Ilaiyaraaja, S. Janaki||04:39|
|3||"Das Das Chinnappadas"||Ilaiyaraaja||Ilaiyaraaja||03:00|
|4||"Kodiyile Malliyapoo"||P. Jayachandran, S. Janaki||Vairamuthu||04:21|
|5||"Podinadaya Poravare"||K. S. Chithra||Gangai Amaran||05:23|
|6||"Poguthae Poguthae"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||Vairamuthu||04:34|
|7||"Poguthae Poguthae"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki||Vairamuthu||2:57|
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