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Directed by K. Vijayan[1]
Produced by 'Thirupur' Mani
Written by Vinu Chakravarthy[2]
Music by Sankar Ganesh
Cinematography N. Balakrishnan
Edited by T. Rajasekhar
Distributed by Vivekananda Pictures
Release date
29 August 1980
Country India
Language Tamil

Vandichakkaram is a 1980 Tamil film. The film stars Sivakumar and Saritha in the lead roles and both of them won a Filmfare Award in the respective categories. It was one of the biggest hits of Sivakumar.[3] The film marked the debut of Silk Smitha[4][5] This movie was later remade in Hindi as Prem Pratigyaa and in Telugu as Gharana Gangulu.



Vinu Chakravarthy wrote the script in 1976 but the story was made into a film and released in 1980. This was the first film where Vinu introduced the infamous glamour queen Silk Smitha, known at that time as Kakinada Vijayalakshmi. She would go on to become the epitome of item numbers in South Indian cinema and dream girl of young and old alike in 80s and 90s. Smitha, who played a character named "Silk" in this film, or colloquially in Tamil as "Silukku" later became a popular actress. The name "Silk Smitha" was given to the actress by Vinu Chakravarthy.[6]


The music composed by Sankar Ganesh.[7] and lyrics were penned by Pulamaipithan.

No. Song Singers Length (m:ss)
1 "Devi Vantha Neram" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Vani Jayaram 4:12
2 "Oru Thai Maasam" S. Janaki 3:10
3 "Vaa Machan" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 5:24



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  2. ^ "Ekta Kapoor slams Silk Smitha's boyfriend". The Times of India. 22 February 2011. Retrieved 23 October 2011. 
  3. ^ Rajarathinam, R. M. (12 February 2005). "Portrait of an actor". The Hindu. Retrieved 23 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Ekta slams Silk Smitha's boyfriend ". The Times of India. 2011-02-21. Retrieved 2011-10-23. 
  5. ^ "Ahmedabad Mirror — Silk was made by worms, not Vinu". Retrieved 2011-10-23. 
  6. ^ DC Correspondent (2011-02-17). "'Silk Smitha is my creation'". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 2011-10-23. 
  7. ^ "Vandi Chakkaram Songs". raaga. Retrieved 2013-10-03.