Thaaiku Oru Thaalaattu

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Thaaiku Oru Thaalaattu
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Directed byBalachandra Menon
Produced byK. R. Gangadharan
Written byVijay Krishnaraj (dialogues)
Story byBalachandra Menon
StarringSivaji Ganesan
Padmini
Visu
Pandiarajan
Rajalakshmi
Rohini
Music byIlaiyaraaja
CinematographyJayanan Vincent
Edited byK. P. Puthran
Production
company
KRG Film Circuit
Distributed byKRG Film Circuit
Release date
  • 16 July 1986 (1986-07-16)
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Thaaiku Oru Thaalaattu (English: Lullaby to the mother) is a 1986 Indian Tamil film, directed by Balachandra Menon and produced by K. R. Gangadharan. The film stars Sivaji Ganesan, Padmini, Visu and Pandiarajan in lead roles. The film had musical score by Ilaiyaraaja.[1][2][3] The film was a remake of the director's own Malayalam film Oru Painkilikatha.

Plot[edit]

Rich industrialist Rajasekar (Sivaji Ganesan) is a loving husband to Dhanam (Padmini) and father to three children. Their oldest son, Ravi, is a Collector and married to, Rajyalakshmi, a successful managing director of a company. Their youngest, Manju (Ilavarasi), is a brilliant college student aiming to become a doctor. Their middle child is the unambitious Kannan (Pandiarajan) who couldn't succeed academically and is now working as a laborer in his father's factory. Rajasekar, though he loves his son, is also bitterly disappointed in Kannan and keeps him at an emotional distance. He hopes by withholding affection, he can spur Kannan into becoming more ambitious and successful in life. Dhanam, on the other hand, appreciates that Kannan is kind, funny and considerate of others. She showers him with affection and tries to bridge the divide between father and son. Kannan learns that Manju is in love with fellow college student Ramesh (Pandiyan) and is supportive. When Rajasekar arranges Manju's marriage to Kumar (Vijayakumar), Kannan objects. However, Manju is too intimidated to go against her strict father and sacrifices her love to marry Kumar. Kannan's own love affair with the maid, Chellakili (Rohini) comes to light when she becomes pregnant. Unlike Manju, Kannan chooses love despite his father's displeasure at his actions. He and Chellakili marry and move out with the help of family friend, Ponnambalam (Visu).

Although he left the family home, Kannan is still desperate for his father's love and approval. Pakkiri (Vijay Krishnaraj (alias) R Krishnan), a fellow worker at the factory who's looking to stir up trouble, senses Kannan's desperation and convinces him to join the union. Father and son clash when the workers agitate for better conditions. Padmavathi (Sujatha), a labour relations officer, is called in to mediate. Rajasekar is thrown as he once knew Padmavathi before his marriage. Padmavathi grows closer to Kannan and Chellakili as Rajasekar continues to take a strict stand with his son. A family tragedy brings matters to a head, forcing Rajasekar to reevaluate his priorities.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[4]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 "Aalaiyilla Piranthaval" Ilaiyaraaja, Malaysia Vasudevan, P. Susheela Vairamuthu 06:08
2 "Aarariroo" K. J. Yesudas Vairamuthu 04:25
3 "Ilamai Kaalam" T. M. Soundararajan, P. Susheela Vairamuthu 04:35
4 "Kadhala Kadhala" Ilaiyaraaja, K. S. Chithra Vairamuthu 04:41
5 "Thanni Thavikuthu" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki Vairamuthu 04:23

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Thaaiku Oru Thaalaattu". entertainment.oneindia.in. Retrieved 14 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Thaaiku Oru Thaalaattu". gomolo.com. Retrieved 14 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Thaaiku Oru Thaalaattu". nadigarthilagam.com. Archived from the original on 4 October 2013. Retrieved 14 August 2014.
  4. ^ "Thaaikku Oru Thaalattu Songs". raaga.com. Retrieved 14 August 2014.

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