Thooral Ninnu Pochchu

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Thooral Ninnu Pochu
Thooral Ninnu Pochchu.jpg
Film poster
Directed byK. Bhagyaraj
Produced by'Kovai' C. M. Nanjappan
Written byK. Bhagyaraj
Starring
Music byIlaiyaraaja
CinematographyB. Kalaiselvam
Edited byV. Rajagopal
Production
company
Durga Bhagavathy Films
Distributed byBhagavathy Films
Release date
  • 14 April 1982 (1982-04-14)
[1]
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Thooral Ninnu Pochu (transl. The drizzle has stopped) is a 1982 Tamil language film written, directed by and starring K. Bhagyaraj. The movie also stars Sulakshana and M. N. Nambiar.[2][3] The music and background score was composed by Ilaiyaraaja. The film was remade in Telugu as Pelli Choopulu in 1983,[4] and in Hindi as Mohabbat in 1985.[5]

Plot[edit]

The film portrays social conditions like dowry, one sided fidelity of woman, honor, illiteracy and other aspects of social life. Mangalam (Sulakshana) is the only daughter of Ponnambalam the village elder who lives happily and hopes to get married soon. Ponnamalam invites Chellai Durai (K. Bhagyaraj)'s family (Father and Step-mother) to come see Mangalam. Mangalam's family loves Chellai Durai, and Chellai Durai feels the same about Mangalam. Chellai Durai's family promise to send their reply later. In the meantime, Chellai Durai courts Mangalam (though initially shy), and meets the Master of the martial arts (M. N. Nambiar), (Mangalam's uncle). All is well and a date is set to discuss the marriage proposal. During the discussion, Chellai Durai's step-mother asks for more dowry than Ponnamalam can provide and the marriage proposal stops. Ponnamalam also opposes the marriage after the talks fall through. Mangalam and Chellai Durai attempt to elope fails, and Mangalam is caught by her father who attempts suicide. Chellai Durai comes to mangalam's village to woe her family to give her hand in marriage. Does Chellai Durai succeed in this forms rest of the story.

Cast[edit]

  • K. Bhagyaraj as Chellai Durai
  • Sulakshana as Mangalam (voice dubbed by Durga)
  • M. N. Nambiar as Kusthi Vaathiyaar, master of the martial arts
  • Senthamarai[6] as Ponnambalam
  • Senthil as Karuppannai
  • Sooriyakanth[7] as Ayyavu
  • ‘Duck’ Sivaraman[8] as Moorthy, Chellai Durai's nephew
  • Karikol Raju[9] as an authority of the village
  • Meenakshi Amma[10] as Mangalam's grandmother
  • Arunthathi[11] as Mangalam 's friend
  • Pandiarajan as Mridangam artist in "Yen Soga Kadhaiye"

Soundtrack[edit]

Soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[12] The song "Bhoopalam Isaikkum" is based on Gowrimanohara raga.[13]

Track list
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Bhoopalam Isaikkum"MuthulingamK. J. Yesudas, Uma Ramanan04:25
2."Thanga Sangili"VairamuthuMalaysia Vasudevan, S. Janaki04:00
3."Yerikkarai Poongaatre Nee Pora Vazhi"ChidambaranathanK. J. Yesudas03:43
4."Yen Soga Kadhaiye/Pankajavalli"Gangai AmaranMalaysia Vasudevan, Krishnamoorthi05:24
5."Thaalatta Nan Poranthen"VaaliMalaysia Vasudevan04:09

Reception[edit]

The film ran for over 300 days at Madurai Thangam, then the largest theatre in Asia.[14]

Awards[edit]

Tamil Nadu State Film Awards
  • Best Lyricist – Chidambaranathan

References[edit]

  1. ^ ராம்ஜி, வி. (13 January 2019). "தூறல் நின்னு போச்சு - அப்பவே அப்படி கதை". Kamadenu (in Tamil). Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  2. ^ Raman, Mohan V. (16 November 2010). "Reel villain, real hero". The Hindu. Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Veteran Tamil actor MN Nambiar dead". Daily News and Analysis. 19 November 2008. Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Vijayashanthi". Sify. Archived from the original on 20 January 2019. Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  5. ^ Rajadhyaksha, Ashish; Willemen, Paul, eds. (1998) [1994]. Encyclopaedia of Indian Cinema (PDF). Oxford University Press. p. 59. ISBN 019-563579-5.
  6. ^ https://antrukandamugam.wordpress.com/2013/08/16/senthaamarai/
  7. ^ https://antrukandamugam.wordpress.com/2016/09/23/sooriyakanth/
  8. ^ https://antrukandamugam.wordpress.com/2015/03/04/duck-sreenivasan/
  9. ^ https://antrukandamugam.wordpress.com/2013/08/11/karikol-raju/
  10. ^ https://antrukandamugam.wordpress.com/2014/11/04/meenakshi-amma/
  11. ^ https://antrukandamugam.wordpress.com/2013/08/30/arunthathi/
  12. ^ "Thooral Ninnu Pochu songs". Retrieved 23 May 2012.
  13. ^ https://www.thehindu.com/features/friday-review/music/godly-gowrimanohari/article5271861.ece
  14. ^ https://www.firstpost.com/fwire/curtains-come-down-on-thangam-theatre-once-asias-largest-54970.html