Theatrical release poster
|Produced by||A. Purnachandra Rao|
|Music by||Sankar Ganesh|
Urimai Oonjaladugiradhu (lit. Rights are swinging) is a 1992 Indian Tamil-language drama film written and directed by Visu. He stars, alongside Major Sundarrajan, Kishmoo, Ramesh Aravind, Kasthuri, Sangeetha and Vadivukkarasi. The film was released on 14 August 1992, and failed commercially.
Major Sundarrajan is a widower; his daughter Kasthuri was raised by his brother Visu and Visu's wife Vadivukkarasi. Kasthuri is not aware that Sundarrajan is her father. Visu has two children: a girl and a boy. His sister Sangeetha is excommunicated from the family for marrying a marriage broker, Kishmoo. They have a daughter, Vani. The family harmony is shattered when Kasthuri lands a job in a beach resort as a receptionist on the recommendation of Vani, an employee and mistress of the resort owner. Ramesh Aravind, working in the hotel as a manager, and Kasthuri get to know each other and decide to marry. The elders object to this alliance because the manager is a Christian.
Kasthuri decides to remain unmarried till she gets approval from the elders and Aravind too is willing to wait. The elders go ahead and negotiate the marriage of the other two children. On the wedding day, Kishmoo makes known Kasthuri's little romance. This revelation affects the marital relationship of Visu's daughter. Her husband suspects her fidelity and she comes back home. Visu's son finds his rich in-laws lacking in moral values. He too returns to his father's house. Kishmoo's daughter is sacked after being caught red-handed with the hotel owner by the hotelier's wife. When Sangeetha comes to know that her unmarried daughter is pregnant, she commits suicide. Kishmoo turns over a new leaf and takes it upon himself to unite the estranged couples. The brothers concede Kasthuri's wish.
Urimai Oonjaladugiradhu was directed and written by Visu who also starred as one of the two male leads alongside Major Sundarrajan. The film was produced by A. Purnachandra Rao under Lakshmi Productions, and cinematography was handled by Balkrishnan. Kasthuri considered her character to project her "real self".
|1.||"Nootrakku Nooru"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Swarnalatha||4:25|
|2.||"Pattimandram Pattimandram"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||4:22|
|3.||"Darishanam"||K. S. Chithra||5:37|
|4.||"Thennai Marathiley"||Vani Jairam||4:29|
|5.||"Urumai Oonjaladigiradu"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||4:34|
Release and reception
Urimai Oonjaladugiradhu was released on 14 August 1992. On the same day, Ayyappa Prasad of The Indian Express called it "a well conceived family drama". He praised Visu's performance, direction and writing, along with the performances of Sundarrajan and Kishmoo while adding that Kasthuri "has not risen to the importance of the role". The film failed commercially.
- Prasad, Ayyappa (14 August 1992). "Family tangle". The Indian Express. p. 7.
- "உரிமை ஊஞ்சலாடுகிறது". The Indian Express. 14 August 1992. p. 6.
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