|Directed by||A. Jagannathan|
|Cinematography||B. S. Lokanath|
|Edited by||K. R. Krishnan|
|14 January 1987|
Kathal Parisu (transl. Gift of Love) is a 1987 Indian Tamil-language film directed by A. Jagannathan, starring Kamal Haasan, Ambika and Radha. The film's score and soundtrack are composed by Ilaiyaraaja. The film was released on 14 January 1987, Pongal day.
The movie starts with Mohan (Kamal) getting released from prison after serving a sentence on a rape charge. Malini (Ambika) and Chitra (Radha) 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. Janagaraj is their uncle who is after their wealth.
When Chitra brings Mohan home to meet her sister, Mohan and Malini have a big fight which ends is 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 by mixing 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 (sujitha) as her gift to Mohan and Chitra and dies in Mohan's arms.
- Kamal Haasan as Mohan
- Ambika as Malini
- Radha as Chitra
- Poornam Vishwanathan 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
|Soundtrack album by |
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
Tamil (Original) version
|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|
Telugu (Dubbed) version
|1.||"Hey Ninne Ninne"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki||6:07|
|2.||"Jaathi Eandi"||S. P. Balasubramanyam||4:26|
|3.||"Kanule Palikene"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki||4:31|
|4.||"Amavasi Nisilo"||S. Janaki||4:02|
|5.||"Koo Koo Koile Kusenu"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. P. Sailaja||4:39|
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