Manidharil Ithanai Nirangala!

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Manidharil Ithanai Nirangala!
Manidharil Ithanai Nirangala.jpg
Promotional poster
Directed by R. C. Sakthi
Produced by V.D.S.Sundaram
Written by R. C. Sakthi
Story by Govi. Ilangovan
Based on Agni Roja (novel)
Starring Kamal Haasan
Music by Shyam
Cinematography Benjamin
Edited by N. Maheswara Rao
VDS Productions
Release date
29 October 1978
Country India
Language Tamil

Manidharil Ithanai Nirangala! (lit. Are there so many shades in a person!) is a 1978 Tamil-language Indian feature film directed by R. C. Sakthi and starring Kamal Haasan in the lead role of the protagonist and Sridevi as the female lead.[1]

This movie marked the Tamil debut for Murali Mohan. Shyam's musical score features a couple of hit songs – "Ponne Boomiyadi" and "Mazhai tharumo En megam".


Santha (Sridevi) is an orphaned young woman who tries to find a job in Madras to survive. She is exploited by a crook and is mistakenly dubbed by the Police as a sex worker. She returns to her native village and starts living with her old friend Devaki (Sathyapriya). Devaki's husband is the belligerent but soft-hearted Velu (Kamal Haasan) who runs a cycle-repair shop. Santha relishes her life in the village with Devaki and Velu but things take a turn when the village station-master Mohan (Murali Mohan) falls in love with her. Santha is reluctant to reciprocate due to her past which also returns to haunt her in the form of the inspector who had once arrested her in Madras and is now transferred to her village and also through Mohan's father (Major Sundarrajan) who had once encountered her in a dubious situation. Whether Santha is able to transcend her unpleasant past and restore normalcy in her life forms the rest of the story.



The music was composed by the popular Malayalam music director Shyam.

# Song Title Lyrics Singers
1 "Mazhai Tharumo En Megam" Kannadasan S.P. Balasubrahmanyam, S.P. Sailaja
2 "Ponne Boomiyadi" Vani Jairam, S. Janaki


  1. ^ "Manidharil Ithanai Nirangala-Tamil Movie 1978-Kamal Haasan-Sridevi-R C Sakthi". youtube. Retrieved 2015-04-18.

External links[edit]

Manidharil Ithanai Nirangala on IMDb