Rettai Vaal Kuruvi
|Rettai Vaal Kuruvi|
|Directed by||Balu Mahendra|
|Produced by||Abdul Kader|
|Written by||Balu Mahendra|
|Edited by||Balu Mahendra|
|27 February 1987|
Rettai Vaal Kuruvi (lit. Two-tailed Sparrow)[a] is a 1987 Indian Tamil language romantic comedy film, starring Mohan, Raadhika and Archana. It is based on the 1984 American film Micki & Maude.The film was remade in a modified manner in Malayalam as Paavakoothu.
The story sets back to the vintage Madras Presidency. Mohan plays as Gopi, working in the National TV Station under his handler, confidant a good friend Margabandhu played by V.K.Ramasamy. Having already married to Thulasi, his rightful daughter of his aunt casted by Archana, Gopi finds love in Radha played by Radhika who is a reputed singer.
Gopi swaps between the two consorts and the film sets in a mood of hilarious, romantic journey. Ending up admitting both of the wives at a same hospital, he manages two cover up his secret love to be know from each other which fails in the end.
Finally, the film ends the with a happy note sharing the lives between the trio and beautiful two little kids.
- Mohan as Gopi
- Raadhika as Radha
- Archana as Tulasi
- V. K. Ramasamy as S. Marga Bandhu
- Thengai Srinivasan as T. S. Vassan, Tulasi's father
- Senthamarai as T. S. Arumugham, Tulasi's paternal uncle
- Ilaiyaraaja as himself
|1||"Kannan Vanthu"||S. Janaki||Na. Kamarasan||04:11|
|2||"Raja Raja Chozhan"||K. J. Yesudas||Mu Metha||04:55|
|3||"Suthanthiratha Vaangi Puttom"||P. Jayachandran, K. S. Chithra, Saibaba||Gangai Amaran||05:42|
|4||"Thathedutha Muthu Pillai"||P. Susheela, K. S. Chithra||04:36|
- While "Rettai Vaal Kuruvi" correctly translates to "two-tailed sparrow", it is also a sly reference to Mohan's two-timing character.
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