Manamagale Vaa

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Manamagale Vaa
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Directed byPanchu Arunachalam
Produced byB. H. Rajannah
Written byPanchu Arunachalam
Starring
Music byIlaiyaraaja
CinematographyRajarajan
Edited byN. Chandran
Production
company
Rajaa Enterprises
Release date
1988
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Manamagale Vaa (English: Come, my bride) is a 1988 Tamil-language Indian feature film written and directed by Panchu Arunachalam, starring Prabhu in the lead role. It was remade in Telugu as Idem Pellam Baboi (1990) and in Kannada as Halli Rambhe Belli Bombe (1991).

Plot[edit]

Balu (Prabhu) is an eligible bachelor, looking for a wife. With a picture perfect woman in mind, he insults and rejects many women. Meanwhile, Chitra (Radhika) is looking for a way to reconcile her sister Geetha's marriage with her husband. Geetha has been sent to her parents' home for no fault of hers. Chitra figures that the most appropriate way to settle scores with her sister's in-laws is by marrying Balu, as Geetha is married to Balu's brother. She disguises herself as a village belle, Rajathi and enters Balu's life. After marriage, Balu is traumatised by her ignorance, but Rajathi (Chitra) falls in love with him. Meanwhile, Rajathi's suitor from the village hatches a plan to bring her back from her husband and marry her forcibly. Balu, on the other hand, decides to divorce Rajathi. Chitra decides to unveil her mask now, but will her plan succeed or boomerang?

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja,[1] while the lyrics for the songs were written by Panchu Arunachalam, except the song "Tell Me", which was written by Vaali.[2]

  • "Aavaram Poovai" — P. Susheela
  • "Kannimanam" — S. Janaki
  • "Ponmaanai" — Malaysia Vasudevan, Chithra
  • "Thanniye" — Chithra
  • "Tell Me" — Arunmozhi

Critical reception[edit]

The Indian Express appreciated the film stating that it reversed the formula of Taming of the shrew.[3]

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