|Directed by||A. Jagannathan|
|Cinematography||B. S. Lokanath|
|Edited by||K. R. Krishnan|
|14 January 1987|
Kadhal Parisu (transl. Gift of Love) is a 1987 Indian Tamil-language film directed by A. Jagannathan, starring Kamal Haasan, Ambika and Radha. The film was released on 14 January 1987, Pongal day and became commercial success.
The movie starts with Mohan getting released from prison after serving a sentence on a rape charge. Malini and Chitra are sisters and heirs to a wealthy business. Malini looks after the business after their parents died while Chitra is a student. Mohan meets Chitra and soon they fall in love, while Malini has sworn off all men. Malini and Chithra’s uncle is after their wealth.
When Chitra brings Mohan home to meet her sister, Mohan and Malini have a big fight which ends in Malini forbidding Chitra from seeing Mohan. Malini then reveals the reason behind the fight. Years earlier, Mohan and Malini were classmates, Malini had a crush on him which Mohan never reciprocated. While on a class trip, Malini gives a note to Mohan that asks him to meet her in his room. Malini claims that, that night, Mohan entered her room and they had consensual sex, but Mohan denied it and refused to marry her. So she bought up rape charges against him and sent him to prison.
The truth comes out. During the class trip, Mohan never received the note which fell on Kailash's brother, Anand, who was their classmate. Anand, lusting after Malini, uses this opportunity to enter Malini's room on the pretext of being Mohan and has sex with her. Since Anand disconnected the electricity in her room and the room was very dark, Malini didn't know the difference as she was drugged by Anand because he mixed a pill in her softdrink at the party. Malini shoots Anand for his act and also herself as she cannot live the rest of her life with the guilt. Mohan forgives Malini and Malini gives her daughter as her gift to Mohan and she dies in Mohan's arms.
- Kamal Haasan as Mohan
- Ambika as Malini
- Radha as Chitra
- Poornam Viswanathan as Malini's father
- Rajkumar Sethupathi as Anand
- Jaishankar as Kailash
- Janagaraj as Malini's uncle
- Delhi Ganesh as Inspector
- Ravi Raghavendra as K. K. Bahadur
- Kovai Sarala as Kanmani
- Disco Shanti
- Baby Sujitha
- T. K. S. Natarajan
|1.||"Hey Unnai Thaane Nee Endha"||Vairamuthu||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki||4:36|
|2.||"Jaathi Illai"||Gangai Amaran||Malaysia Vasudevan||4:23|
|3.||"Kaadhal Maharaani Kavidhai"||Muthulingam||S. P. Balasubramanyam, S. Janaki||4:28|
|4.||"Kanalukkul Meen Pidithen"||Na. Kamarasan||P. Susheela||4:33|
|5.||"Koo Koo Endru Kuyil Koovaadho"||Pulamaipithan||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki||4:26|
|6.||"Puraakale Puraakale"||Vairamuthu||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra||4:11|
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