Nallathoru Kudumbam

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Nallathoru Kudumbam
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Tamilநல்லதொரு குடும்பம்
Directed byK. Vijayan
Written byA. L. Narayanan (dialogues)
Story byBalamurugan
Produced byK. Balaji
StarringSivaji Ganesan
CinematographyG. Or. Nathan
Edited byB. Kandhasamy
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Sujatha Cine Arts
Release date
  • 3 May 1979 (1979-05-03)

Nallathoru Kudumbam (transl. Wonderful family) is a 1979 Indian Tamil-language drama film, directed by K. Vijayan. It stars Sivaji Ganesan and Vanisri. The film was a remake of the Telugu film Aalu Magalu.


Raja and his friend, Vanisri get married as per the dying wish of Raja's grandfather. Their marital life gets affected due to a misunderstanding regarding one of Raja's ex-girlfriends Rajni when she calls him in his capacity as a doctor to save her son's life. Her son dies as Vanisri hides the call suspecting that they are having an affair. They break up with Sivaji taking their son. She is however pregnant and she brings up her son independently to show that a son without a father can do well, just as he endeavors to show that a son without mother can do well too. Both the sons grow up well and are studious while also being in love with their colleagues. They get married and the respective daughter-in-laws mistreat both Sivaji and Vanisri. They realize that while sons had been their focus, they had lost their marital lives in the process. Situation forces them to come together so that they can fix their son's lives.



The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[1]

No. Song Singers Lyrics
1 "Kanna Un Leela Vinodam.." T. M. Soundararajan, P. Susheela Kannadasan
2 "Sindhunadhi Karaiyoram.." P. Susheela, T. M. Soundararajan Kannadasan [2]
3 "One and Two.. Chachchachaa.." L. R. Eswari, T. M. Soundararajan Kannadasan
4 "Sevvaname Ponmegame.." P. Jayachandran, T. L. Maharajan, Kalyani Menon, B. S. Sasirekha [3] Kannadasan
5 "Pattadhellaam Podhumaa.." T. M. Soundararajan Kannadasan


Kalki negatively reviewed the film.[4]


  1. ^ "Nallathoru Kudumbam Tamil Film LP Vinyl Record by Ilayaraaja". Mossymart. Retrieved 1 October 2021.
  2. ^ "இசைஞானி இளையராஜா 1000". Dinamalar (in Tamil). Retrieved 8 December 2016.
  3. ^ "ജയചന്ദ്രൻ - വിന്ധ്യൻ കടന്ന ശബ്ദം". Chithrabhumi (in Malayalam). February 1992.
  4. ^ "நல்லதொரு குடும்பம்". Kalki (in Tamil). 20 May 1979. Archived from the original on 28 July 2022. Retrieved 28 July 2022.

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