Manjal Nila

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Manjal Nila
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VCD cover
Directed byR. Renjith Kumar
Screenplay byR. Renjith Kumar
Produced byKallakudi Manikkam
Kala Ranjani
Edited byR. Surendranath
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Sri Manickam Films
Release date

Manjal Nila (credited as Manghal Nila; transl. Yellow Moon) is a 1982 Indian Tamil-language romantic drama film directed by R. Renjith Kumar. It stars Suresh and Kala Ranjani.[1]


Anand and Vasantha are new students at a film institute and quickly form a deep connection with each other. Many of the other students and even a few lecturers have an eye for Vasantha and intervene in their budding relationship. Vasantha herself is reluctant to pursue their love beyond friendship as she has a complicated past. Gopi, the editing professor, uses his power to take advantage of female students at the institute. He attempts the same with Vasantha, but is caught and eventually fired by the principal. He nurses a grudge and informs Vasantha's mother about Vasantha's closeness with Anand. Her mother is incensed by her daughter's budding relationship. She's determined to see her daughter become a successful actor and forces Vasantha to avoid Anand. He doesn't understand her sudden distance from him and is heartbroken. Vasantha eventually tells Anand about her past and why her mother is so determined to see her become a star. Anand reaffirms his love for Vasantha and the two decide to be together as they search for acting opportunities. Figures from their past intervene and force the young couple to face more roadblocks in their quest for happiness.



Soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[2][3] The lyrics were written by Gangai Amaren, Muthulingam and Pulamaipithan.[4]

No Song Title Singer(s) Lyricist
1. "Poonthendral Kaatre Vaa" P. Susheela, P. Jayachandran Gangai Amaren
2. "Busse Busse Coloure" Deepan Chakravarthy, Saibaba, Sirkazhi G. Sivachidambaram
3. "Pen Mayile" S. Janaki
4. "Ila Manathil Ezhum Kanavil" K.J. Yesudas, B. S. Sasirekha Muthulingam
5. "Kaatre Yazh Meetu" Ashok Pulamaipithan


S. Shiva Kumar, writing for Mid-Day, panned the film, particularly for Kumar's direction, writing, and Suresh's performance.[5]


  1. ^ "Manjal Nila (1982)". Screen4Screen. Retrieved 4 November 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "Manjal Nila (1982) - Listen to Manjal Nila songs/music online - MusicIndiaOnline". Archived from the original on 21 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Manjal Nila (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)". Spotify. 15 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Manchal Nila Tamil Super 7 Vinyl Record by Ilayaraja". Mossymart. Retrieved 4 November 2021.
  5. ^ Shiva Kumar, S. (8 August 1982). "A thorough failure". Mid-Day. p. 28. Retrieved 14 July 2020.

External links[edit]

Manjal Nila at IMDb